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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Software Quality Assurance and Testing

Course Code: 
MCN 8108
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
Like any other product, the quality of software delivered to the client must be ensured. Software testing is one of the ways of ensuring quality of software. This course provides detailed techniques and approaches for software quality assurance and testing.

Aims
The course aims at giving the student an understanding and practical experience ensuring quality
of software and how to test software. The will learn and use different methodologies and techniques
to measure the test and ensure quality of software.

Learning Outcomes

Selected Topics in Networking

Course Code: 
MCN 8107
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
This course shall cover areas in networking that are not covered in the curriculum. As we aim at establishing a research led-institution, our student must have techniques to conduct research and must be up-to-date with the contemporary research issues and emerging technologies in networking areas. In most cases, these areas will be based on contemporary research challenges that are researched by reputed researchers in the world. The delivery of this course shall emphasize various research methodologies.

Aims

Database Design

Course Code: 
MCN 8106
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
Relational database technology is the dominant approach to information storage, with products that offer an unmatched combination of abstraction and performance. To use these products effectively, however, requires an understanding of the underlying principles and concepts.

Aims
The aim of the course is to give students thorough introduction to the underlying principles of modern relational databases and be able to use these insights in designing data models

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will learn

Applied Software Pro ject Management

Course Code: 
MCN 8105
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
Most software is today developed in teams. It is therefore vital that software engineers have knowledge in this particular area. The objective with this course is to learn how to prepare (plan), execute and finalize a project. This includes, but is not limited to, steering and administrating a project from start to finish, applying methods and techniques for making sure the project ends in
a successful manner and, additionally, understanding and learning how to interpret stakeholders interest in a typical project

Aims

Network Programming

Course Code: 
MCN 8104
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
The course discusses a number of programming facilities for the development of network ap- plications. Attention is paid to designing and implementing applications with threads, sockets, RMI/RPC, CGI/BIN, servlets, PHP. In addition, attention is paid to security and modern en- abling technologies like peer-to-peer systems

Aims
The course explains the conceptual and implementation aspects of network application protocols particularly; transport-layer service models, client-server paradigm, and peer-to-peer paradigm

Multimedia Communication Systems

Course Code: 
MCN 8103
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
Multimedia communications is increasingly popular services in todays communication. However,
it results in large amount of data to be transmitted through heterogeneous networks and devices. Some of multimedia applications require special treatment in networks and devices to yield user appreciable quality of service. For instance, mobile phone users around the world have started receiving TV programs through mobile phones. This course shall provide fundamental principles

Innovative Mobile Services

Course Code: 
MCN 8101
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
Defining Criteria for innovativeness of mobile services. Best practices in Innovative Mobile Ser- vices for developing regions. Brainstorming sessions to identify and implement localized services and applications that have impact to the community. Invited guests to the course seminars shall specialists from school of art and design, local language experts, professional software developers,
in addition to experts in mobile computing field from academia and industry. Students taking this course shall also learn some Entrepreneurship skills.

Advanced Network Security

Course Code: 
MCN 8100
Credit Units: 
3
Year: 
1
Semester: 
Recess

Course Description
This unit aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge of network security. The course will begin by reviewing traditional network protections. The course will then consider important works in advanced secure protocol design and formal analysis, advanced authentication, network configuration and management, intrusion detection and other topics. Topics to be covered include the design and implementation of some important public key systems: RSA and Elliptic Curve

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