Mobile Application Development

    Unit code: NIT3213 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney
    NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming; or
    NIT2213 - Software Engineering
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit introduces the development of applications on mobile computing platforms. Major mobile platforms (e.g., Android and iOS) will be used for teaching programming techniques and the development process of applications. This unit will focus on the tools and technologies required for developing applications for current and emerging mobile computing devices.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Design and develop mobile applications in major mobile platforms by applying current software technologies;
    2. Design and develop graphical user interfaces according to design principles and interface guidelines; and
    3. Articulate knowledge of concepts underpinning current mobile platforms.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 60%
    Tests (2) - Knowledge based test questions Test 1 - 20% Test 2 - 40%
    Assessment type: Laboratory Work
    Grade: 40%
    Assessable laboratory work

    Other locations

    For students studying at Henan University, National School of Business Management, Colombo
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 25%
    Practical Knowledge Test (1hr)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 25%
    Mobile application development
    Assessment type: Examination
    Grade: 50%
    Final Written Examination (3hrs)

    Required reading

    Reading materials and other resources will be listed on VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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