COMPX202-22B (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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: buddhika.subasinghe@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.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/

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Paper Structure

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This course will be taught jointly with COMPX242. It has lectures, supervised labs, lab work to be completed in the students' own time, a series of online quizzes, 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 (WA2 & WA3).
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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 (WA2 & WA4).
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  • Software Development
    Make use of version control and develop interactive Android applications (WA3, WA4, & WA5).
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  • Software Testing
    Apply a test design strategy within a supplied testing context (WA2).
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Assessment

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Assessment items are as follows:

  • Three programming assignments, at 20% each
  • Two tests, at 15% each
  • Five Moodle quizzes, at 2% each

If you are enrolled in a BE(Hons), samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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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. Moodle quizzes (x 5)
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 1
19 Aug 2022
No set time
20
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
3. Test 1
13 Sep 2022
1:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Assignment 2
30 Sep 2022
No set time
20
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository
5. Test 2
20 Oct 2022
4:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Assignment 3
28 Oct 2022
No set time
20
  • Other: Moodle and Git repository plus lab verification
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 hours a week. Attendance at lectures 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: COMPX201

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMPX242

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