COMPX202-21B (HAM)

Mobile Computing and Software Architecture

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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: rachael.foote@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper covers object-oriented programming, primarily as seen in Java, but also touching on alternative approaches. It introduces software development methodologies and the use of support tools, particularly repositories and a testing framework. Project work starts with GUI development in Java and works through to the construction of mobile applications.

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Paper Structure

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This course will be taught jointly with COMPX242. It has lectures (some sessions used for tutorial purposes), lab work to be completed in the students' own time and in-class tests.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Software Design
    Create UML diagrams to describe the class structure for a given problem, and describe an example of a software architecture and its application of use
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  • Software Models
    Explain the use of at least two different software design patterns in terms of their context of use and practical application.
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  • Software Development
    Make use of version control and develop interactive Android applications
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  • Software Testing
    Apply a test design strategy within a supplied testing context
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
23 Jul 2021
11:30 PM
8
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
2. Assignment 2
30 Jul 2021
11:30 PM
8
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
3. Assignment 3
6 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
8
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
4. Test 1 (60 minutes)
19 Aug 2021
4:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Assignment 4
3 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
8
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
6. Assignment 5
17 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
8
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
7. Assignment 6
24 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
8
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
8. Group project
15 Oct 2021
9:00 AM
22
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository plus lab verification
9. Test 2 (60 minutes)
14 Oct 2021
4:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no preassigned readings

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Recommended Readings

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There are no preassigned recommended readings
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Online Support

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The course will have a Moodle page with lecture notes and assignment information

The course will have a Git repository

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Workload

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Contact hours. There are three lecture/tutorial hours a week. Attendance at lectures and tutorials is very strongly recommended. Three lab hours have been reserved. These will not be used every week, but attendance at labs will be compulsory for the Assignments marked for lab verification. In general students should expect to spend approximately 5 hours a week in the lab or in private study.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP203 or COMPX201

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP204, COMP242, COMPX242

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