COMPX202-21H (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 teaches mobile computing and software architecture. It includes a focus on 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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Five hours of lectures per week.

Ten hours of supervised labs 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 on 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:

  • Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

    The course assumes prior knowledge of an object oriented language. The expected learning outcomes are: a more thorough understanding of code quality and documentation; an introduction to design methodologies and software patterns; and an introductory experience of programming with the Android system.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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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
15 Jan 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Other: GitLab
7. Assignment Two
29 Jan 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Other: GitLab
8. Assignment Three
12 Feb 2021
9:00 AM
20
  • Other: GitLab and in-class presentation
9. Test One
22 Jan 2021
9:00 AM
20
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
10. Test Two
12 Feb 2021
9:00 AM
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

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP204, COMP242, COMPX242

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