COIT20272 - Mobile App Development Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this integrative capstone project, you will develop a significant and authentic mobile application. Specifically, you will employ the technical and professional skills that you have developed in your course of study to contribute to the development of an authentic web, hybrid or native app. You are required to use and document typical project management processes to ensure that the project is delivered on time and budget.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisites: COIT20268 Responsive Web Design, COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps, COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms, PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 25%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
5. Written Assessment 10%

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 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 44.44% 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 in Class
Feedback
More Industry Engagement
Recommendation
Students to consider studying the Internship unit rather than the Project unit
Action Taken
Students continue to be encouraged to take the internship unit if they are accepted for enrolment.
Source: Classroom discussion
Feedback
Students indicated they enjoyed the ability to develop their own individual project as part of the unit and found it useful.
Recommendation
Continue allowing students to select their own projects for future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Observation
Feedback
Some students struggled with the project nature of the unit and the replacement of lectures with a weekly project meeting.
Recommendation
Consider providing scaffolding in week 1 on the nature of the unit and the relationship of this type of project unit to the project work students will conduct in the industry (i.e. meetings rather than lectures, more self-driven goal setting).
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice
  2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics
  3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation
  4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team
  5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation and understanding the needs of various stakeholders
  6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

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:

  • Software Development Process Improvement (SPIM)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • System Integration (SINT)
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Database/Repository Design (DBDS)
  • Systems Development Management (DLMG)
  • Testing (TEST), Network Support (NTAS)
  • Release and Deployment (RELM)
  • Applications Support (ASUP)

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