Courses & Units

Mobile Application Development KIT305

Hobart, Launceston


This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.

Android, iOS, and cross-platform apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and ubiquitous applications.

Emphasis is placed on the processes, tools, and frameworks required to develop applications for current mobile devices. Students will work at all stages of the software development life-cycle from inception through to implementation and testing. Students will be required to consider the impact of usability, device capabilities, networking infrastructure and the deployment environment, in order to develop applications that suit the requirements of users and industry.


Unit name Mobile Application Development
Unit code KIT305
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Lindsay Wells

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes


Explain the individual characteristics of mobile and ubiquitous computing, how they interrelate, and why (and how) these characteristics should be considered in the design, development, and evaluation of computing technologies.


Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to develop applications that are mobile-device specific and that demonstrate current practice in mobile and ubiquitous computing contexts.


Apply standard design approaches to create and evaluate user interfaces and to adapt these interfaces to the particular emerging demands of mobile and ubiquitous computing systems.


Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to develop mobile-specific applications using appropriately selected cross-platform approaches that demonstrate current practice in mobile application development.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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  • KIT205 or KIT206 or (KIT207 and KIT208)


Teaching Pattern

2hrs lectures, 2hr laboratory classes


AT1 -  Prototype Application (5%)

AT2  - Android Application (20%)

AT3 - iOS Application (20%)

AT4 - Reflection and Testing Report (10%)

AT5  - Cross-Platform Application (20%)

AT6 -  In-semester Quizzes (15%)

AT7 - Tutorial Completion (10%)

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