School of Computer Science

Module 06-29289 (2019)

Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing

Level 3/H

Sandy Gould Semester 2 20 credits
Co-ordinator: Sandy Gould
Reviewer: Ian Batten

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This module is concerned with the issues surrounding mobile and ubiquitous computing systems. It examines the particular issues that arise in these systems both from a technical perspective and in terms of usability and interaction. The underlying theoretical and technological frameworks are discussed. Students are introduced to development tools and techniques for building mobile systems and their understanding is reinforced through practical work. The present and potential future applications are reviewed.


The aims of this module are to:


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technologies used in mobile and ubiquitous systems and the constraints that they impose
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the range of novel applications based upon mobile systems as well as their particular requirements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the models and technologies for developing mobile applications
  • Demonstrate practical skills in developing mobile applications

Teaching methods

2 hr lecture, 1hr tutorial/practical a week


Sessional: 2 hr examination (70%), continuous assessment (30%)

Supplementary (where allowed): Examination (70%) with the continuous assessment mark carried forward (30%)

Detailed Syllabus


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