This unit investigates and analyses the impact and issues of adoption of mobile computing by organisations in the 21st century. It will focus on the underlying concepts and standards of mobile computing and current technologies for mobile and distributed systems. Students will critically review emerging issues related to mobile computing and mobile application development, and how this technology can support current and future business operations. Students will investigate and examine mobile computing from four perspectives: mobile technology, application development, user Interaction, and implementation and governance.

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On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Debate and analyse business information requirements related to mobile computing;  
  2. Assess and use various information gathering techniques for eliciting user requirements and system expectations;  
  3. Critically evaluate methods and approaches to the design, development and implementation of mobile computing applications to support various business scenarios;  
  4. Evaluate and integrate elements of interaction design to provide contextually relevant rich interaction experiences;  
  5. Critically review knowledge current and future thinking on the integration of organisational and mobile applications;  
  6. Interpret and critique the future trends of mobile computing and associated technologies and propose how the role of culture, values and dispositions affect the achievement of goals; and  
  7. Persuasively advocate professional recommendations in both written and oral form to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test SAP Style Test 30%
Report Management Case Study Report 20%
Case Study Practical Case Study 20%
Essay Research Essay 30%

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