Mobile Applications

Unit code: NIT6120 | Study level: Postgraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney


This unit will address the creation of mobile applications across multiple platforms for contemporary and emerging popular smartphone use. It provides hands-on experience in developing applications for Google Android and Apple iOS. Topics covered include: smartphone platforms; the approach for developing identical applications for each platform; and Cross-Platform Development with Phone Apps. Multiple platforms emphasises the portability of apps that students create and encourages a deeper understanding of object-oriented programming principles to benefit students throughout their career.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Implement various object-oriented programming techniques;
  2. Design and implement innovative solutions to potential mobile applications in a variety of user domains;
  3. Evaluate and verify the proposed new mobile applications, with consideration of various platforms and operating systems; and
  4. Articulate complex aspects of product development and implementation to specialist and non-specialist audiences including potential users.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 50%
Online open book tests (2)
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
Grade: 10%
In class individual laboratory reports (10)
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 40%
Project based assignments (2)

Required reading

Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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