Master in Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing
Polytechnic of Leiria
EUR 3,000 / per year *
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* 3.000€ /per year
To confer a professional specialization with great emphasis on mobile computing and related technologies, allowing a series of studies to the holders of a degree in Computer Engineering, and related courses, including the possibility of expertise to professionals in the labour market.
The graduate students of the study cycle should be able to:
- Apply the knowledge and the ability to understand and solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations, and in broad and multidisciplinary contexts;
- Integrate knowledge, handle complex issues, develop solutions and make judgments in situations of limited or incomplete information;
- Communicate the conclusions achieved and the knowledge acquired, both to specialists and non-specialist in the field of Mobile Computing;
- Develop skills that allow a life-long learning fundamentally in a self-oriented or independent way.
Why choose this program?
Since the beginning of the 21st century, mobile computing is experiencing a tremendous growth and adoption by both industry and society. This technological boom has been requiring skilled professionals given that mobile computing is not just an extension of the static systems but presents new challenges to IT professionals. The continued success of this master program is supported by three main intrinsic reasons:
a) Focus on the three main mobility areas – hardware mobility (terminals and wireless networks), software mobility (mobile agents, ‘cloud computing), and user mobility (ubiquitous systems);
b) Project-based learning approach –promotes the student's inspiration, work-team spirit, and research skills to overcome real-world challenges, while enriching students’ curriculum with prototypes, products, patents, and soft skills.
c) Industry or academic prosecution – students might opt for a one-year internship program or by a dissertation. This leads to 100% student employment where about 10% of students entering Ph.D. programs.
The structure of the Master of Computer Engineering – Mobile Computing is divided into two distinct phases. In the first phase, or in the first two semesters, the master provides a solid specialization in computing engineering, and in mobile computing in particular, by attending to theoretical classes and by the integration in working groups. On the second phase, on the third and fourth semesters, students choose among an internship or a dissertation in a specific theme according to their expectations in terms of technical or research paths.