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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse opportunities and requirements for developing cloud-enabled mobile applicationsKnowledge of a discipline
2identify and evaluate recent trends and advances in mobile and cloud technologiesKnowledge of a discipline
3develop mobile applications and the supporting cloud servicesCreativity
4determine and critically assess performance issues, security, privacy and ethical concerns of the proposed mobile applicationKnowledge of a discipline
5propose solutions to advanced/intelligent mobile app features which can enhance user experience and app’s functionalityCreativityLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse opportunities and requirements for developing cloud-enabled mobile applications
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify and evaluate recent trends and advances in mobile and cloud technologies
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. develop mobile applications and the supporting cloud services
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. determine and critically assess performance issues, security, privacy and ethical concerns of the proposed mobile application
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. propose solutions to advanced/intelligent mobile app features which can enhance user experience and app’s functionality
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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