Computer Technology (Professional Degree)

By Thu, 20 Mar 2014 GMT


This discipline recruits full-time and part-time (working) professional master students and began recruiting in 2010.

The Computer Technology professional master’s program will be centered closely around the needs of the information industry of our county and the capital, utilize and improve multidisciplinary advantages, and train application-oriented, multi-skilled and high level engineering talents. We train master’s graduates, especially, as application-oriented high level professional talents in the areas of computer application development and computer management for large or medium scale corporations.

Main research pathways include:

Pathway A: Computer Application Engineering——This direction studies the fundamental principles and common techniques and methods of the applications of computers in various trades and industries and social activities. These involve artificial intelligence, language and text processing, computer graphics, multimedia technology, database management systems, etc.

Pathway B: Computer Software Engineering——This direction studies computer application technology and the principles and methods of engineering management that produce software products that meet user requirements while meeting the constraints of budgets and schedules. This involves the software development process, software development methods, software engineering management and support, software quality assurance, software engineering process measurement, computer-aided software engineering tools and environments, etc.

Pathway C: Computer Network Engineering——This direction studies how to determine a network construction plan and how to implement the plan step by step based on the requirements of the user or clients, the specific circumstance, and the current development of network technology and the degree of industrialization. This involves requirement analysis and network planning, network design, engineering organization and implementation, network operation and maintenance, etc.

Pathway D:Intelligent Information Processing——This direction studies the process, methods, and techniques of the processing and manipulation of language and information using the computer and based on the understanding of human intelligence, behavior, and their norms. This involves knowledge engineering, pattern recognition, intelligent robotics, text encoding, speech signal processing, natural language understanding, information retrieval, document information processing, etc.

Pathway E:Computer Information Systems——This direction studies the collection, storage, processing, transmission, and management of information and the providing of information services via human computer interaction. This involves database management, decision support, management information systems, e-commerce and e-government, geography information systems, global positioning systems, office automation, digital libraries, etc.

Pathway F: Multimedia Technology and Applications——This direction studies the integrated processing of documents, graphics, images, voices, animations, and videos and the interactions with users. This involves digital audio and video processing, realistic graphic construction, computer animation, scientific computation visualization, virtual reality, multimedia documents, multimedia systems, human computer interaction, biometrics, etc.

Pathway G: Mobil Computing Technology——study direction. This direction studies information processing during mobile processes using portable computers or other computing devices. This involves mobile computing devices, mobile operating systems and databases, cloud computation, mobile communication, etc.

Pathway H: Embedded Computing Technology——study direction. This direction studies the key techniques of embedded systems in digital audio communication, robotics, textile electronics, intelligent home electronics, automobile electronics, etc. This involves the architecture of embedded systems, embedded system software platforms and related techniques, embedded system development tools and environments, application techniques of embedded systems, etc.

Pathway I: Computer Security——study direction. This direction studies the mechanisms and measures that ensure the correct, reliable, non-interrupted operation of computer systems and the protection of information that has been stored, transmitted, and processed by computer systems from being leaked, destroyed, or rendered useless. This involves physical safety, operation security, information security, security management, etc.

Pathway J:Information Technology Standardization and Intellectual Property Rights——study direction. This direction studies measures to improve the portability, compatibility, inter-operability, re-usability, safety, and quality of products by setting uniform engineering, design or technique norms, criteria, methods, processes, and conventions for practical or potential problems of information technology fields and which are accomplished by setting and implementing related standards. It also studies the appropriate application of intellectual property rights and the protection of the rights and benefits of developers so that the transformation of technical results into industrial and commercial usage will be benefited and the advance of technology and development of the economy will be promoted. This involves the development, release, and implementation process of standards and the laws and regulations of intellectual property rights.

Pathway K: Software and Service Outsourcing—— study direction. This direction studies the techniques and methods of effectively outsourcing software and service projects to outside corporations using computers and the network in order to reduce software development cost. This involves business process outsourcing, information technology outsourcing, knowledge process outsourcing and management, etc.

Pathway L: Information Technology Products Marketing and Sales——This direction studies the effective production, circulation, and after-sale servicing of information products such as software in order to reach the goal of meeting the requirements of users. This involves e-commerce, the internet of things, marketing and sales management, etc.

This discipline requires 2.5-3 years study for full-time students in general. The study years for part-time students are more dynamic and flexible.

Main courses of this discipline include:

Common foundation courses : Dialectics of Nature, Engineering Master English, Engineering Master Mathematics;

Major foundation courses: Computer System Architecture, C++ and data structures advanced training , Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Applications , Combinatorial Mathematics , Advanced Software Engineering;

Common required courses: Intellectual Property Rights, Information Retrieval;

Major elective courses: Distributed Systems, Advanced Network Technology, Embedded Systems and Applications, Model Driven Program Design Methodology, XML and Applications, Natural Language Processing, Software Automated Testing Tools and Practices, Data Security Techniques, Software Modeling Techniques, Data Warehouse and Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Search Engines, Graphical Image Processing;

Required Training: Practicum, Engineering Practice Training, Education on Situation and Policies, Academic Ethics and Academic Norms, Mental Health, Literature Summary and Degree Project Proposal, Degree Thesis.