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Mobile Computing (MSc/PgDip)

Course Description

Why this course?

Software systems are increasingly used on mobile platforms, offering constrained modes of interaction and placing further constraints on the functionality and performance of applications.
This course will help you to meet the challenges in designing software systems for mobile platforms. You’ll gain new skills in constructing mobile applications, including security and usability considerations.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet industry employers and take part in recruitment events.
We'll provide you with the necessary qualifications for a skilled position in the computing industry.
Our courses have some of the highest student satisfaction rates in the UK and our graduates are highly sought after.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/mobilecomputing/

You’ll study

Diploma and MSc students follow the same taught courses for the first two semesters. MSc students also undertake an individual research dissertation on an approved topic.

- Individual Project/Dissertation (MSc students only)
You’ll undertake an individual research project on an approved topic related to your selected pathway. This allows you to pursue a specific interest in depth, giving scope for original thought, research and technical presentation of complex ideas

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

The course is taught through lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. Dissertation is by supervision


There'll be opportunities for you to meet industry employers and take part in recruitment events throughout the course.
As a graduate of mobile computing you could be employed as an analyst, architect or developer.
There’s currently a demand for advanced practitioners and researchers in the growing area of embedded systems development.

How much will I earn?

- systems analyst - typical salaries for junior analysts are around £25,000. More experienced analysts earn £40,000 a year, on average*
- applications developer - graduate salaries start around £20,000. This can vary depending on the size of the employer and the sector which you are working in. The typical salary range for a senior applications developer is approximately £45,000 to £50,000.*

*information is intended only as a guide.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Visit the Mobile Computing (MSc/PgDip) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First or second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in computer science or a closely related mathematical or engineering discipline.

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £5,500; International £13,200

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