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FIT5183

Faculty of Information Technology

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Information Technology

Offered

Suzhou

  • First semester 2017 (Day)

Notes

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the double award Master International/Master of Information Technology Systems with South East University, China

Synopsis

This unit provides a high level coverage of mobile and distributed computing. It will focus on the underlying concepts and standards of mobile computing and current technologies for mobile and distributed systems. It will discuss cellular networks, wireless networks and their standards and technologies, context-aware computing, location-awareness, wireless sensor networks, internet mobility, web services and service-oriented technology, cloud computing and current research trends and case studies.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. identify and describe different approaches and methods for building distributed and mobile computing systems;
  2. evaluate several models and approaches and select suitable mobile computing solution to a particular case;
  3. propose and develop a mobile or distributed system that is appropriate to a problem domain;
  4. identify the current research directions in the field and their impacts.

Assessment

In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jue Xie

Prerequisites

Prerequisite knowledge includes advanced programming skills, sound knowledge of Java, and basic/advanced knowledge of SQL.

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