Computing (Mobile Computing) BSc (Hons)

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3 Years
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September
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Overview Updated 15/11/2018

Our specialist Mobile Computing course will develop your understanding of the aspects that face mobile computing in today’s society. You will assess a range of platforms that users may interact with, their expectations of products and the overcoming issues that they may experience, with a view to improving the usability of systems. Computing is an integral part of people’s daily lives, and businesses, and it continues to grow and evolve. You will investigate the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, whilst also making your own contributions to help you find your place within the industry.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

100%
overall student
satisfaction*

Course

Highlights

  • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills
  • Emphasis on practical learn
  • Student Support Initiative
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

If you would like further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

Our specialist course covers the fundamental principles that are important to computing technology and meeting future demands. You will be given a sound understanding of mobile computer systems, mobile and wireless networks, network planning and development, mobile devices, internet and computer security, multimedia technologies and data communication, including their relevance to modern industry and commerce.You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge through practical work in our computer facilities.

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The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our specialist degree will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles, most commonly software development or mobile and internet systems. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Barclaycard and Network Rail. Commonly they work in the following job roles:

Mobile Applications Developer (Android, Blackberry, IOS, Windows),
Mobile Applications Testing Specialist/Analyst, Game Developer, Mobile Technician, Mobile Security Expert, Web application developer, Mobile software engineer.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

Your first year focuses on the fundamental principles such as computer systems, communications, problem solving, programming and internet technology. These modules will be shared with all Computing students to give you the flexibility to specialise in your second and third year.

In your second and third year, you can specialise focusing on topics such as mobile computing, internet programming, network planning, programming and computer security. Through out your degree, you will develop your general and specialist software engineering techniques including encountering and solving common problems faced in the Mobile Computing. During year two, you will work on a group project and in your final year, you will complete an individual dissertation.

You will develop your programming expertise specific to Mobile Computing including the common issues that may arise when users interact with the same content using different devices. You will learn how to network plan, develop internet and system security and how to employ different media streams on platforms.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2
  • exciting career opportunities: GE, HMGCC.
  • up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories.
  • exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
  • an emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories – Robots.
  • a supportive approach to tuition with small classroom and laboratory sizes.
  • student Support Initiative – Year 2 students mentor Year 1 students.
  • Computing Society – the largest Students’ Union Society

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 15/11/2018

  • Our specialist Mobile Computing course will develop your understanding of the aspects that face mobile computing in today’s society. You will assess a range of platforms that users may interact with, their expectations of products and the overcoming issues that they may experience, with a view to improving the usability of systems. Computing is an integral part of people’s daily lives, and businesses, and it continues to grow and evolve. You will investigate the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, whilst also making your own contributions to help you find your place within the industry.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills
    • Emphasis on practical learn
    • Student Support Initiative
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our specialist course covers the fundamental principles that are important to computing technology and meeting future demands. You will be given a sound understanding of mobile computer systems, mobile and wireless networks, network planning and development, mobile devices, internet and computer security, multimedia technologies and data communication, including their relevance to modern industry and commerce.You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge through practical work in our computer facilities.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    If you would like further information, come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our specialist degree will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles, most commonly software development or mobile and internet systems. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Barclaycard and Network Rail. Commonly they work in the following job roles:

      Mobile Applications Developer (Android, Blackberry, IOS, Windows),
      Mobile Applications Testing Specialist/Analyst, Game Developer, Mobile Technician, Mobile Security Expert, Web application developer, Mobile software engineer.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Your first year focuses on the fundamental principles such as computer systems, communications, problem solving, programming and internet technology. These modules will be shared with all Computing students to give you the flexibility to specialise in your second and third year.

    In your second and third year, you can specialise focusing on topics such as mobile computing, internet programming, network planning, programming and computer security. Through out your degree, you will develop your general and specialist software engineering techniques including encountering and solving common problems faced in the Mobile Computing. During year two, you will work on a group project and in your final year, you will complete an individual dissertation.

    You will develop your programming expertise specific to Mobile Computing including the common issues that may arise when users interact with the same content using different devices. You will learn how to network plan, develop internet and system security and how to employ different media streams on platforms.

    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour