IST College - MSc Web and Mobile Computing

MSc Web and Mobile Computing

Rationale of the Programme

    The course focuses on networked applications of IT. It aims to equip students with the competencies to understand how IT can be deployed within and across the organisations in a networked, global economy
  • The course provides opportunities to study in a small group environment with the support of very experienced tutors
  • The course offers the scope for a placement in industry, thus equipping students with very useful practical experience
  • The course requires students to undertake an original research project on an aspect of mobile computing, thus developing their research/planning skills and giving them the opportunity to develop deep knowledge of a topic of personal interest and value

Admission Requirements

Academic requirements:

Academic requirements:

  • A University Honours degree UK class 2.2 or above, or foreign equivalent, or
  • A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum 3 year experience in a relevant field

Levels of Language Proficiency:

Levels of Language Proficiency:

  • A minimum of IELTS level 6.5 in English or TOEFL 610 or pass the pre-entry LSBU/IST English test

Aims of the Programme

    The MSc Web Mobile Computing course aims to:
  • Appreciate and analyse the impact brought about by the internet, www technologies and their strategic applications for business
  • Evaluate and critique latest mobile technologies and develop the skills required to design, develop and maintain secure mobile communication systems
  • Apply a range of tools and techniques in the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of networked ICT systems within the internet and non-internet environments of business
  • Formulate and scrutinise security issues and policies associated with the development and use of mobile technologies
    Successful students will have knowledge and understanding of:
  • The strategic management of information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • The strategic and global application of networked business systems and ICT environments
  • The nature of information systems analysis, design, engineering and implementation within the managerial and strategic levels of an organisation
  • The integration of decision support systems within the organisational domain to deliver information and engineer knowledge
  • The tools, techniques and technologies necessary to implement strategic ICT systems solutions for business

Professional Opportunities

Both London South Bank University and IST have strong links with employers through their alumni, professors and participation in events such as local career fairs. IST is an active member of various organisations in Greece and has a collaboration agreement with the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the largest Chamber of Commerce in Greece and the Balkans, as well as with the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

The course develops the management/business awareness of students and builds on the technical skills, thus helping to create the “new breed” of hybrid managers the British Computer Society (BCS) regards as essential to exploiting the competitive advantages of IT.


Structure of the Programme

As students you will undertake a one-week induction programme before the formal teaching commences. The MSc Web Mobile Computing is taught over two semesters with 3 or 4 modules each semester. The taught modules have a total value of 120 credits, 80 of which are from core modules. Following successful completion of the taught programme, you will progress to the dissertation stage which has to be completed by the following December.


Α' Semester

  • Internet Technologies
  • Project Management Principles
  • Network and Communications Software
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Developing Enterprise Software
  • Investigative Methods & Project Preparation

Β' Semester

  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Professional Development
  • Managing Mobile Technologies
  • Plus one of the following optional 20 credit modules, (only in case that one optional module was taken at stage 1)
  • Network and Communications Software
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Developing Enterprise Software
  • Investigative Methods & Project Preparation

C' Semester