Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)


This unit focuses on the design, construction and deployment of mobile applications, with particular focus on Android and iOS platforms. Areas such as mobile data management and networking, MVC design patterns, and mobile GUI design considerations will be explored. The unit will emphasise hands-on, practical experience with actual devices and emulators. Research topics and ideas will also be covered for potential post-graduate students.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • recall the history of mobile platforms and the development of software for those platforms;
  • describe the MVC design pattern and explain the importance of this design pattern in mobile applications development;
  • analyse and distinguish between the design considerations for mobile application interface development and traditional interfaces;
  • analyse and implement the use of graphic and audio components in the development of mobile applications;
  • design, construct and publish applications for mobile platforms with particular focus on Android and IOS.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


CSE1201 or FIT1001 or FIT1031 AND a second level programming unit - FIT1007 or FIT1008 or FIT2034 or CSE1203 or CPE1004 or equivalent


CSE3211, CPE3010, FIT4039

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