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FIT2081

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit introduces an industrial strength programming language (with supporting software technologies and standards) and object-oriented application development in the context of mobile application development for smartphones and tablets. The approach is strictly application driven. Students will learn the syntax and semantics of the chosen language and its supporting technologies and standards and object oriented design and coding techniques by analysing a sequence of carefully graded, finished applications. Students will also design and build their own applications.

Outcomes

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

  • perform object oriented design and coding to create, test and debug non-trivial, working mobile applications that are maintainable and use the best practices of the development platform;
  • upload these applications to an appropriate marketplace;
  • describe the current software technologies and standards used in mobile application development;
  • describe the current platform and ecosystem landscape in the mobile application space.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

FIT1040 or FIT1002 or equivalent

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