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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)


Handheld computing, Lite Application Development, Architecture, User Interaction. Handheld Operating Systems, Application development environments, Handheld - database connectivity. Use of emulators and test suites. Construction of handheld applications, desktop synchronisation and the separation of computing tasks. Use of modems, cameras, infrared, serial communcation and TCP/IP. Contexts for deploying handheld computing, user interaction, modality, screen design, and desktop integration.


At the completion of this unit students will

  • be familiar with the various technologies associated with handheld/portable computing devices;
  • be competent in producing software for such devices by event-based programming techniques, using an industry relevant Object-Oriented language;
  • be familiar with a GUI-oriented Integrated Development Environment (MS Visual Studio. NET);
  • be familiar with a subset of the Microsoft .NET framework and the various facilities it provides, in particular those relating to handheld devices.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Janet Fraser

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


CSE3211, FIT3027

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