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ECS offers new undergraduate courses in mobile and secure systems

Published: 9 September 2008

ECS undergraduate students will be able to specialize in two of the most exciting areas of emerging technology when courses in mobile and secure systems come on stream in October 2009.

Developed with input from ARM, BT, IBM, NXP, Oracle and Zarlink, the new courses in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering will prepare students for a wide range of careers across high-tech business and industry, and is fully accredited by the BCS and IET as the University stage of training to Chartered Engineering status.

The two new programmes take a broad view of mobile systems. The course encompasses handheld devices, mobile robots, telemedicine and mobile software agents. All are enabled by a mix of low-power, system on chip, power harvesting and wireless technologies.

The experience of secure systems in the courses is similarly broad, ranging over penetration testing of network servers, threats such as viruses, spyware and rootkits and consumer technologies, including RFID, Oyster, and chip and PIN. Coverage of both the underlying theory couple with hands-on experience will enable student to develop real expertise.

Further information about the courses is available on the Undergraduate courses section of our web site.

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