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521147S Mobile and Social Computing, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521147S  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Mobile and Social Computing  Abbreviation Mobile and Soci 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Denzil Socrates Teixeira Teixeira Ferreira 

Proficiency level 

English B2 - C2

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 

In English.


Spring, periods 3-4

Learning outcomes 

1. Ability to implement mobile user interfaces

2. Ability to implement online social network applications

3. Ability to explain the fundamental concepts of context awareness

4. Ability to explain the fundamental concepts of online communities


Mobile interface design and implementation, mobile sensor acquisition, context awareness, social platforms, crowdsourcing, online communities, graph theory.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching  + independent work.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, exercises, and practical work. The course is passed with an approved practical work. The implementation is fully English.

Target group 

Computer Science and Engineering students and other Students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Object oriented programming.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

All necessary material will be provided by the instructor.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The assessment is project-based. Students have to complete individual assignments throughout the semester and a final pair-based project: build a mobile application, conduct or analysis of data. Passing criteria: the assignments and the project must be must be completed, receiving more than 50% of the available points.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Denzil Ferreira

Working life cooperation 


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