COIS13034 - Cloud Based Smart Applications Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to devices, technologies, and techniques of emerging technologies such as cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT), that enable you to deploy and manage smart applications. The fundamentals of cloud computing will be presented including cloud environment and services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). A cloud environment will be used to deploy and manage various cloud applications.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals and COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations.

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Group Work 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 50%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 23.08% response rate.

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.

Source: Reflection of Unit Coordinator
Assessment three weightage is too high.
Reduce the weightage of assessment three to 50%.
Action Taken
A unit update has reduced the weightage of assessment three to 50%.
Source: Teaching team
Lecture content inconsistent with lab activities.
Unit content will be reviewed to improve consistency.
Action Taken
Some of the contents were updated to align with the lab activities but more work needs to be done in this space.
Source: Unit Coordinator's reflection
To reduce dependency on IBM Cloud, the unit may incorporate content related to AWS or Azure cloud computing environment.
Investigate to determine a pathway to integrate content related to AWS or Azure.
Action Taken
Source: Reflection from Co-lecturer and Unit Coordinators
Streamline lecture content further with the updated version of laboratory content
The lecture content will be reviewed and updated to streamline with laboratory activities.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems management
  2. Demonstrate the use of cloud computing and IoT technologies in different scenarios
  3. Apply cloud computing and IoT technologies in a systematic manner to evaluate a real world business problem
  4. Prepare and demonstrate a design for a cloud based smart application
  5. Apply techniques to deploy and manage cloud based smart applications.

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 8. The SFIA code is included:

  • Technology Service Management (ITMG)
  • Systems Integration and Build (SINT)
  • Configuration management (CFMG)
  • Programming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Business Intelligence (BINT)
  • Release and Deployment (RELM)
  • Emerging technology monitoring (EMRG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10