This unit (NIT3213) 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.

Unit details

Online Real Time
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NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming or

NIT2213 - Software Engineering

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.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

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

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Practical Knowledge Test (1hr) 25%
Project Mobile application development 25%
Examination Final Written Examination (3hrs) 50%

Where to next?

As part of a course

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