COMPX202-21B (TGA)

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 teaches mobile computing and software architecture. It revisits object-oriented programming, primarily as seen in Java. It also includes a focus on software development methodologies, version control, design methodologies, class diagrams, software patterns, testing, and an introduction to Android development.

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Paper Structure

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Three hours of lectures per week.

One hour of supervised lab time per week. Students are expected to use lab time to get help on their assessment or to ask questions relating to lecture content.

Five quizzes and three assignments to be completed in students own time in combination with assistance in supervised labs.

Two tests to be completed in place of the normal lecture period.

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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. Quiz One
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Quiz Two
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Quiz Three
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Quiz Four
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Quiz Five
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Assignment One
6 Aug 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Other: GitLab
7. Assignment Two
3 Sep 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Other: GitLab
8. Assignment Three: Group Project
8 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Other: GitLab and In-class Presentation
9. Test One
20 Aug 2021
No set time
20
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
10. Test Two
22 Oct 2021
No set time
20
  • Hand-in: 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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Attendance at lectures and labs is very strongly recommended. Attendance at labs is compulsory for assignments marked with lab verification; students will be notified which assignments these are.
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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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