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Course Essentials

If you’re keen to explore the wide-ranging aspects of mobile computing and its relevance to business and industry, then look no further than Arden's BSc Computing (Mobile Computing) course.

Delivered solely online, this Arden University Distance Learning Degree will explore the principles of computing including web and database design and in particular, how these need to be designed and work efficiently for mobile devices - which is becoming increasing popular in today's world.

Distance Learning is the flexible and convenient way tom study for a qualification - you access all your course materials via Arden's online portal, iLearn, and you'll also get all the support you need online from your course tutor.

Discover the Arden difference today.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
I900
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing (Mobile Computing)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

This specialist Mobile Computing Degree, taught completely online through Distance Learning at Arden will use real world practical examples to reinforce the theory you will learn.

When you have completed your Degree you will know the ins and outs of current computer technologies, have an insight into future developments and an understanding of how design, development, analysis and evaluation work in a mobile world.

Modules

Level 4

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Technology
  • Website Design
  • Database Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Level 5

  • Data Communications
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Programming
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Database Implementation
  • Mobile Technologies

Level 6

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Mobile Implementations
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical tasks
  • Case study analysis
  • Portfolios of evidence

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Our BSc Computing (Mobile Computing) Degree course here at Arden University has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Arden are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Wondering what a career in Mobile Computing might look like?

In addition to having a specialist Mobile Computing Degree from Arden University, you will:

  • Have a specialist understanding in computing design and technology in a mobile environment
  • Expect to receive one of the highest starting salaries compared to any other subject as the holder of Computer Science subject degree. (source: IT World, 2015)
  • Be able to cope with rapid changes in technology and understand the implications for mobile devices
  • Design, program, test and evaluate mobile software systems
  • Analyse and critically evaluate information relating to mobile computing

The career options in wireless and mobile technologies are vast, some typical job titles include:

  • Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile Applications Developer
  • Mobile Applications Testing Specialist
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile Technicians
  • Mobile Security Expert

Where can I work as a Computing graduate?

Some of our computing alumni have gone on to roles work as a Security DevOps Engineer, Lead Developer and Web Application Developer - this includes working for industry leaders such as IBM.

For Computing student David McGrath, understanding mobile computing was essential for him to grow his business:

“I run a PC repair company and we also design websites. We have been asked in the past about design apps or mobile sites and had to turn down work. Once I have completed the course I will be able to put what I have learned into a practical context.”

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and choose to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden University by enrolling onto one of our postgraduate programmes, such as:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Visit our Knowledge Base to read our Computing Subject Spotlight and find out more about the advantages of studying in this industry.

Next steps

Applying for this course with Arden takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

This specialist Mobile Computing Degree, taught completely online through Distance Learning at Arden will use real world practical examples to reinforce the theory you will learn.

When you have completed your Degree you will know the ins and outs of current computer technologies, have an insight into future developments and an understanding of how design, development, analysis and evaluation work in a mobile world.

Modules

Level 4

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Technology
  • Website Design
  • Database Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Level 5

  • Data Communications
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Programming
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Database Implementation
  • Mobile Technologies

Level 6

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Mobile Implementations
  • Computing Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical tasks
  • Case study analysis
  • Portfolios of evidence

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

Our BSc Computing (Mobile Computing) Degree course here at Arden University has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Arden are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

Wondering what a career in Mobile Computing might look like?

In addition to having a specialist Mobile Computing Degree from Arden University, you will:

  • Have a specialist understanding in computing design and technology in a mobile environment
  • Expect to receive one of the highest starting salaries compared to any other subject as the holder of Computer Science subject degree. (source: IT World, 2015)
  • Be able to cope with rapid changes in technology and understand the implications for mobile devices
  • Design, program, test and evaluate mobile software systems
  • Analyse and critically evaluate information relating to mobile computing

The career options in wireless and mobile technologies are vast, some typical job titles include:

  • Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile Applications Developer
  • Mobile Applications Testing Specialist
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile Technicians
  • Mobile Security Expert

Where can I work as a Computing graduate?

Some of our computing alumni have gone on to roles work as a Security DevOps Engineer, Lead Developer and Web Application Developer - this includes working for industry leaders such as IBM.

For Computing student David McGrath, understanding mobile computing was essential for him to grow his business:

“I run a PC repair company and we also design websites. We have been asked in the past about design apps or mobile sites and had to turn down work. Once I have completed the course I will be able to put what I have learned into a practical context.”

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and choose to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden University by enrolling onto one of our postgraduate programmes, such as:

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Visit our Knowledge Base to read our Computing Subject Spotlight and find out more about the advantages of studying in this industry.

Next steps

Applying for this course with Arden takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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