Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Provides students with both the theoretical and practical skills to respond to rapidly changing mobile and cloud application development. Students will be able to design, develop and test a cloud-enabled mobile application, as well as identify the risks of privacy, security and ethical use of personal data.

Unit content

1. Case studies of mobile and cloud applications
2. Mobile device architecture and operating systems
3. Cloud service models
4. Methodology and tools for software development of mobile and cloud systems
5. Designing and programming mobile application (app)
6. Enhancing mobile app capabilities using device/internal sensors
7. Data synchronisation in cloud-supported mobile apps
8. Supporting context-awareness and intelligent apps using cloud services
9. App customisations and advanced user interface controllers
10. Performance issues and management
11. Security, privacy, and ethical concerns of managing data
12. Trends in design and development of mobile-cloud technologies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Report (app design)30%
Software programming (mobile-cloud app) 50%
Report (issues and test results)20%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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