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COIT20260 - Cloud Computing for Smart Applications

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 design, develop and deploy 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 design, develop and deploy various cloud applications. This is an elective unit covering emerging technologies.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequite units: COIT20245 Introduction to Programming and COIT20246 ICT Services Management

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

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 Postgraduate 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.13% 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: Students and co-lecturer's feedback
Feedback
Incorporate a research component relevant to lecture content into at least one assignment.
Recommendation
The assignments involve applying the concepts and knowledge from lectures in a practical setting and therefore are related to lecture content. Further links should be established by incorporating a research component relevant to lecture content into at least one assignment.
Action Taken
We have introduced the research component in our assignment two.
Source: Students feedback
Feedback
Some of the content needs to be updated to include latest technology developments.
Recommendation
As cloudIoT computing technology is rapidly advancing, it is difficult to include the most recent advances, especially as they may change in the near future. Lecture content should be updated to include recent and stable developments (e.g. emerging CloudIoT platforms like Cloud IoT, Fog computing and so on) where appropriate.
Action Taken
We will action this in our next offering.
Source: Students feedback
Feedback
Assignment three can be broken down into smaller components to encourage continuous assessment and reduce the risk of failing based on one assessment.
Recommendation
The assignment three is equivalent of the final examination hence having 50% weighting is justified for this assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students feedback
Feedback
Some of the content needs to be updated to include the latest technology developments.
Recommendation
The textbooks need to be updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems development.
  2. Analyse the application of cloud computing and IoT technologies in different scenarios.
  3. Design and develop cloud based smart applications for business solutions.
  4. Deploy a smart application using cloud computing and IoT technologies.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 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 at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • System Design (DESN)
  • System Integration (SINT)
  • Radio frequency engineering (RFEN)
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Testing (TEST)
  • Release and Deployment (RELM)
  • Applications Support (ASUP).
  • Systems integration (SINT)
  • Solution architecture (ARCH)
  • IT Infrastructure (ITOP)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Practical and Written Assessment