MSc (PgDip, PgCert) in Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing

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  • Objectives
    The specific aims of the MSc programme are summarised as follows: -To provide students with a fuller understanding of current and emerging ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies -To facilitate students in the development of expertise in their interested topic areas of ubiquitous and mobile computing -To encourage students to become autonomous learners -To provide students with an understanding of current ubiquitous and mobile computing research issues -To further develop students' analytical, creative, problem-solving and research skills -To provide a platform for career development, innovation and/or further study such as PhD
  • Entry requirements
    The course is for you if: You would like to be a designer/manager/consultant for mobile applications and middleware development, or would like to work in the development of new mobile computing architectures and protocols associated with the future development of the mobile Internet, includingMcommerce, or to advance your knowledge and skills in Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing to enhance your career prospects. You have the right qualifications.
  • Academic title
    MSc (PgDip, PgCert) in Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing
  • Course description
    What is the course about?

    This course allows students/professionals with an interest or experience in Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing to further develop advanced skills and understanding of the main requirements, techniques and solutions associated with Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing, including mobile devices and mobile application/middleware development, mobile services and associated protocols as well as research and development issues in the field.

    What are career prospects for the course?

    Some examples of career opportunities after the successful completion of the course are listed below:
    -Mobile Computing Middleware Development
    -Mobile Device and Smartphone Application Software Development
    -Web and M-commerce User Interface Development
    -Network Security Consultancy
    -Further Research by PhD

    What are the course details?

    Due to recent advances in mobile computing and wireless networking, ubiquitous computing is now a highly sought after computing discipline. Ubiquitous computing brings us into an era where one person has many interconnected computers or 'Information Appliances'.

    The overall aim of the MSc Programme in Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing is to provide people of graduate status, working or planning to work in a computing environment, with the opportunity to enhance their career prospects or to become ubiquitous and mobile computing professionals by gaining additional knowledge and skills in the areas of ubiquitous (or pervasive) and mobile computing and its applications.

    The programme learning outcomes define that at the end of the programme, students should:

    -Be aware of current and developing principles and practices of ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies
    -Have widened and deepened students' knowledge and skills in the areas of ubiquitous and mobile computing and its applications
    -Have been exposed to and applied a range of tools and techniques currently being used in the development of ubiquitous and mobile applications/systems
    -Have critically analysed and developed a major piece of work in the area
    -Be able to understand current research issues in the relevant aspects of ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies
    -Be able to study independently and have developed research methodology skills

    The course consists of the following core and option modules:


    -Research Methods
    -Ubiquitous Computing


    -Database Design and Technology
    -Multimedia Systems Development
    -Multimedia Technology
    -Computer Security
    -Software Agents
    -Software Development - Java
    -Forensic Computing


    -Mobile Computing
    -Networked Appliances


    -Human Computer Interaction
    -Knowledge Based Systems
    -Virtual Reality
    -Computer Systems Technology
    -Wireless Networks
    -Network Security
    -Location Based Services

    Project Dissertation

    -In Semester 1, full-time students normally study two core modules listed above and two option modules selected. Part-time students normally study one core module in the first year (Ubiquitous Computing) and one option module, and the other core module (Research Methods) and another option module in the second year.
    -In Semester 2, full-time students normally study the two core modules listed above and two option modules selected. Part-time students normally study the two core modules in the first year, and two option modules in the second year.

    For Project Dissertation, students normally complete their projects by the end of August, after the completion of all the four core and four selected option modules.

    Some details of the core modules and the brief summaries of the option modules for the course are given below:

    This module provides an understanding of contemporary research in the
    research topics that make up the fields of pervasive/ubiquitous
    computing. In this module advances in sensing hardware will be
    investigated, that facilitate the concept of "disappearing computer". A
    growing range of applications will be explored based on embedded
    computer-driven sensors in our work, social and domestic environments.

    Topics studied include the fundamentals of Ubiquitous Computing through
    the study ofMarkWeiser's work, the role of embedded sensing technology,
    augmenting reality and the applications of ubiquitous computing in social,
    professional, domestic, health, art and leisure domains.


    This module provides a grounding in research methods as they apply to
    research in computing and information systems. It outlines essential
    considerations when conducting experimental research, survey research,
    field research, etc., and allows an opportunity to analyse research papers
    and develop familiarity with research areas and approaches. It also
    provides students with an opportunity to plan and develop an individual
    research strategy suitable for a Master's dissertation.

    Topics studied include a variety of research methods and processes,
    general components of surveys and field studies, issues in problem
    analysis, topical research sources, and the requirements of a dissertation.

    This module offers an advanced understanding of the theory and practice
    of mobile computing and an in-depth study of devices, applications and
    middleware services for support of mobile systems design. Current
    issues are discussed, including recent developments in industry and
    academic research.

    Topics studied include mobile telephony, mobile Internet, security issues,
    mobile devices, environment awareness, mobile file systems, and mobile

    This module offers the opportunity to apply knowledge from a wide range
    of computing areas to the building of Networked Appliances systems. It
    discuss how wireless networking technologies, HCI principles and

    computer security can be adapted and/or applied.
    Topics studied include fundamentals of networked appliance, supporting
    networking technologies, services and service architecture,
    interoperability issues, security, sensors, smart homes, and the
    management of networked appliances.

    This module is intended for post-graduate students interested in the field
    of forensic computing. The purpose of the module is to provide the
    fundamental technical concepts and research issues essential for
    computer forensic investigations within the organisation, law
    enforcement or national security.

    DATABASE DESIGN ANDTECHNOLOGY allows students to gain skills in
    the development of database applications and to acquire an
    understanding of advanced databases.

    COMPUTER SECURITY develops an understanding of security threats
    and vulnerabilities, and assesses the applicability of various techniques
    for system protection.

    MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT offers understanding and
    skills in multimedia programming and design, and introduces recent
    developments in the subject area.

    SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT-JAVA develops the skills needed for the
    design and implementation of object-oriented applications using the Java
    programming language.

    SOFTWARE AGENTS offers an understanding of the mobile agent
    paradigm and investigates the application of mobile agent systems to real
    world problems.

    MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY offers an understanding and critical
    evaluation of the current hardware for sound and video, and relevant
    software development tools for supporting the development of general
    integrated multimedia applications.

    COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY examines the techniques and
    concepts used in the development of computer based information
    systems and e-commerce applications. It examines recent developments
    in hardware technology and applies these to information requirements.

    KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS provides an understanding of
    knowledge-based information systems and the corresponding problem
    solving technologies.

    VIRTUAL REALITY offers students opportunities to develop skills in
    desktop virtual reality worlds construction and applications evaluation.

    HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION provides students with design
    principles of user interfaces and multimedia techniques for building
    systems with good interactivity and usability.

    NETWORK SECURITY offers an understanding of various securities
    vulnerabilities and threats in computer networks and the importance of
    network security. It develops the ability to carry out critical assessment
    of a variety of security technologies for protection of computer networks.

    LOCATION BASED SYSTEMS examines the design and implementation
    of a navigation server in location based systems in a mobile computing

    WIRELESS NETWORKS offers an advanced understanding of the theory
    and practice of building wireless networks and an in-depth study of the
    requirements of wireless communications as well as current research
    topics in the fields

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