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MScMobile Computing

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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Computing is moving away from the desktop and even the laptop into mobile handheld devices and embedded systems.

Students will gain a sound understanding of the core concepts of mobile networks and the design of cellular networks including approaches to maximise the available capacity.

You will learn about the design of robust mobility management mechanisms, and develop skills for the modelling and simulation of mobile networks. Third Generation (3G) mobile systems are now a part of our everyday life, bringing the internet and sophisticated mobile applications into our pockets, and with the recent introduction of 4G Lite networks and the soon to be deployed 4G networks, the emphasis will be on developing appropriate services and applications over heterogeneous network infrastructures including Bluetooth, WiMAX and WiFi. The success of 3G and 4G mobile systems will depend largely on the ability of industry and academia to develop and provide appropriate solutions to the users of the new mobile and wireless world.

The course comprises both the basics of mobile technologies and advances in computing, mobile telecommunications, and applications. Students will study the tools and techniques for the design of network protocols. They will also develop simulation and performance modelling of networked systems.

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core (O) = Option

September Start Date:

Semester 1 (60 Credits – 3 x © Modules):

Mobile Applications (20 Credits) ©
Networks and Protocols (20 Credits) ©
Networks Performance Modelling and Analysis (20 Credits) ©
Semester 2 (60 Credits – 1 x © Module and 2 x (O) Modules):

Advanced Simulation Modelling (20 Credits) ©
Artificial Intelligence with Applications (20 Credits) (O)
Real-Time Systems (20 Credits) (O)
Reliability Modelling and Analysis (20 Credits) (O)
End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Dissertation (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

The aim of this course is to prepare professionally-trained graduates for the mobile computing industry.

Students have gone into a wide range of areas, developing solutions and adapting technologies, working within the telecommunications industry, dealing with complex mobile networks.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States