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G54CCS Connected Computing at Scale
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  11/12

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Only available to MSc and Part III undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science and students enrolled for higher research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD).  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  

This module is part of the Net-Centric Computing theme in the School of Computer Science.

Understanding the concepts and challenges associated with modern cloud and mobile computing platforms, and their development and use, including:

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 11 weeks1 per week1 hour
Practical 11 weeks1 per week1 hour

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Lectures - 10 x 1 hour (1 per week) Labs - 10 x 1 hour (1 per week) group seminars, where students will critically present selected papers/writings on new cloud/mobile technologies, designs and architectures

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 50 1 hr Exam 
Coursework 1 50 Development of a prototype cloud service 

Dr M Flintham
Dr R Mortier

Education Aims:  To familiarize students with concepts related to cloud and (network-connected) mobile computing, giving them the opportunity to apply this knowledge by comprehending and critically assessing the wide range of commercial / academic literature in the area. In addition to technical vocabulary and background, this also incorporates aspects of critical thinking and presentation.

Learning Outcomes:  - Knowledge and Understanding - Capabilities and challenges associated with cloud and connected mobile computing. - Professional/Practical Skills - Ability to select among various commercial offerings in the area - Transferable/Key Skills - Critical thinking, oral communication

Offering School:  Computer Science

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