Master Mobile Computing

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  • Objectives
    Graduates typically go on to employment in a wide variety of roles related to mobile and wireless computing, such as operating system and application development, mobile architectures, Internet systems and mobile services. As well as being prepared for potential careers with mobile device and application developers, opportunities can also be found in industries such as banking, e-commerce, games development, telecommunications, and logistics. The course has a research emphasis and encourages you to extend your knowledge through the use of journals and publications. Graduates who are interested in pursuing a doctorate degree will find that the course provides excellent preparation.
  • Entry requirements
    You should normally hold a good Honours degree from a UK university in computer science or a related subject with a strong computer background, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Academic title
    MSc Mobile Computing
  • Course description
    The availability of affordable and sophisticated mobile devices is increasing the demand for specialists in the development of mobile applications. This course will provide a sound understanding of the underlying architecture and technologies that support the mobile application development process. You will also gain thorough practical experience and knowledge of the new tools and methods. This course combines a methodical approach to the development of mobile applications based on software engineering principles with marketable practical skills gained from use of industry standard tools.

    We are active in research and professional development through the Wireless IT Research Centre (WITRC) and enjoy close connections with leading mobile and wireless industry companies: the course is fully supported by companies such as Microsoft, Motorola and Symbian.

    Course Content
    Core modules
    - Introduction to Mobile Computing
    - Mobile Application Development with J2MA
    - Mobile Communications Network Technology
    - Research Methods
    - Software Engineering Project

    Options (choose three)
    - Compact Framework Development with C# and .NET
    - Mobile User Interfaces
    - Security
    - Web Services
    - Wireless and Cellular IP Networking

    Teaching and Assessment
    The teaching and assessment strategy adopted on the course makes use of a variety of methods to ensure that material is presented effectively and in a way that emphasises the practical nature of the subject. The wide range of skills and knowledge required for the successful development of complex software systems is reflected by a correspondingly broad range of strategies is adopted to develop your skills in these areas.

    This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, subject to satisfactory submission of further evidence relating to first set of graduates

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