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University of Malta

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science [Taught and Research (Mainly by Research)]

(for courses commencing October 2017)


In addition to the dissertation (60 ECTS credits), students are required to choose study-units to the value of 30 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year. The total number of taught study-units should as much as possible be spread evenly throughout the first year of the course.

Only two study-units may be taken at level 3. Such units are offered as final year undergraduate units and are indicated by a numeric code that starts with 3 (e.g. CPS3233).

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CPS3233 Verification Techniques 5 ECTS
CPS5120 Runtime Verification 5 ECTS
CPS5121 Advanced Software Testing 5 ECTS
CPS5123 Systems Security 5 ECTS
CPS5124 High Performance Graphics 5 ECTS
CPS5125 Advanced Systems Programming 5 ECTS
CPS5126 Research Topics in Dependable Systems 5 ECTS
CPS5127 Research Topics in System Software 5 ECTS
CPS5128 Placement 25 ECTS
CPS5129 Research Topics in Data Science 5 ECTS

Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CCE5225 Pattern Recognition 5 ECTS
CPS3230 Fundamentals of Software Testing 5 ECTS
CPS3231 Computer Graphics 5 ECTS
CPS3232 Applied Cryptography 5 ECTS
CPS3235 Data Science: From Data to Knowledge 5 ECTS
CPS3236 Concurrency, HPC and Distributed Computing 5 ECTS
CPS3238 Principles of Programming Languages 5 ECTS
CPS3239 Computability and Complexity 5 ECTS
CPS5122 Principles of Concurrency 5 ECTS

Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CPS5118* Dissertation 60 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CCE3411 Computer Networks 2 5 ECTS
CCE5224 Digital Image Processing 5 ECTS

*Work on the Dissertation is expected to start in Semester 2 of academic year 2017/18 and continue up to the end of the course (June 2019).

This programme of study is governed by ‘The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008’ and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degree of Master of Science - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.
Last Updated: 27 June 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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