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Mobile computing is one of the hot new IT jobs identified in a recent industry study conducted by Information World magazine. Smart phones, tablets, and ubiquitous mobile devices are driving new models of interacting with application users. New issues in security and design are arising.

Careers in mobile including software engineering and dealing with the enterprise architecture of applications that utilize mobile devices for data collection or reporting. Students interested in this area combine mobile computing core courses with either system architecture or software engineering course to prepare themselves for mobile application engineering or enterprise level mobile application architecture responsibilities.

Courses offered in the Mobile Computing Career Focus:


Course Number Title Description

MSCS 6355

Mobile Computing

Fundamentals including mobility management, mobile data management, context awareness, wireless and ubiquitous computing.

MSCS 6931 MSCS Topic: IOT Explores the post-desktop model of computing where processing is integrated into everyday objects and activities. Topics include distributed computing, mobile, sensors, and security

MSCS 6931 or

INTE 6156 or

EECE 5840 or

MSCS Topics: Security/
Privacy and Security/
Computer Security

Covers safeguards, risk management, data tampering, authentication, encryption, digital signatures, and authorizations. Covers intrusion detection and prevention, ethical issues and cryobiology

    See Software Development/Software Engineering and System/Enterprise Architecture for additional offerings related to Mobile Computing



Summer Research Experience

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science hosts a Summer Research Experience (REU) for Undergraduates. This program provides undergraduates with an intensive, faculty-mentored, summer research experience in the areas of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, statistics, ubiquitous systems and mathematics education. Learn more