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COIT13234 Mobile Software Development
Mobile Software Development
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General Information

Overview

Mobile devices have become essential for communication, social media and business applications. In this unit, you will create a range of mobile applications with features that include UI design, database, email, HTTP, remote API calls, threading and services. Through the development process, you will research opportunities for mobile application development and design a solution. On completion of this unit, you will be able to create mobile applications with consideration of market needs for the design and development of mobile applications.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: COIT11134, COIT11237 and COIS12036. 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Project (applied)
Weighting: 40%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 30%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluation

Feedback

The design portfolio requirements were vague

Recommendation

Provide more examples of what is expected in the design portfolio

Feedback from Self reflection

Feedback

The cross-platform tutorials require more explanation

Recommendation

More detail will be provided in the tutorials

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Design a mobile application
  2. Build and test a mobile application
  3. Explore the opportunities for incorporating socially innovative features in mobile applications
  4. Review social, technical and security issues in mobile application development.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7 (the SFIA code is included):

User experience design (HCEV)

Systems integration and build (SINT)

User Experience Evaluation (USEV)

Programming/Software Development (PROG)

Testing (TEST)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment - 30%
2 - Project (applied) - 40%
3 - Portfolio - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment - 30%
2 - Project (applied) - 40%
3 - Portfolio - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide 4th Edition (2019)

Authors: Chris Stewart, Kristin Marsicano, Bill Phillips
Pearson
Indianapolis Indianapolis , Indiana , US
ISBN: 978-0135245125
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

The textbook will also be available online through the library

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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