Mobile and Cloud Service Development

Unit set code: NMAMCS | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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The Mobile and Cloud Service Development major builds on the first-year foundational units to provide students with in-depth knowledge and advanced IT skills in the specialized areas of application development and cloud computing. The focus of this major is to scaffold knowledge around cloud computing through the introduction of cloud Infrastructure, guidance through the build of applications in a variety of formats, including web and mobile, and eventually deployment of these application in the cloud. Cloud engineers, cyber security professionals, ICT professionals, mobile application developers and DevOps engineers are the most demanding IT jobs in the industry; and this major will contribute to the development of SFIA skills, specifically in these areas. This major provides both technical depth as well as breadth through exploration of the topics and possible disruptions in these areas through the core units and the application of these skills and knowledge through industry-relevant capstone projects.

Unit set structure

For a Major study, students must complete ninety-six (96) credit points, comprising of:

  • Eight (8) Core Specialist Area units.
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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