COIT20272 - Mobile App Development Project
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this integrative capstone project, students develop a significant and authentic mobile application. Students employ the technical and professional skills that they have developed in earlier IT units to contribute to the development of an authentic web, hybrid or native app. They are required to use and document typical project management processes to ensure that the project is delivered on time and budget.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Reqs: COIT20268 Responsive Web Design, COIT20269 Mobile Web Apps, COIT20270 App Development for Mobile Platforms, PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 25%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
5. Written Assessment 10%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
More Industry Engagement Students in Class Students to consider studying the Internship unit rather than the Project unit
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.
  2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.
  3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.
  4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.
  5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.
  6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Software Development Process Improvement (SPIM)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • System Integration (SINT)
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Database/Repository Design (DBDS)
  • Systems Development Management (DLMG)
  • Testing (TEST), Network Support (NTAS)
  • Release and Deployment (RELM)
  • Applications Support (ASUP)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment    
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment        

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Knowledge      
2. Communication  
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills      
4. Research        
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility        
7. Leadership        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMichael Cowling (m.cowling@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 1 for 1.5 hours

Chapter 1: Introduction from Reference book Software Engineering by Ivan Marsic

Week 2 17-07-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Object-Oriented Software Engineering (focus on: Software development methods, requirements engineering and architecture)

Week 3 24-07-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 2 (continued)

Chapter 2: Object-Oriented Software Engineering (focus on: use case modeling and analysis)

Project Proposal and Project Plan Due Thursday (27 Jul 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 4 31-07-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 2 (continued)

Chapter 2: Object-Oriented Software Engineering (focus on: Design and class diagrams)

Project Reports Due Friday (04 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 2 (continued)

Chapter 2: Object-Oriented Software Engineering (focus on: Software Testing)

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Workshop

Requirement Specification and Design Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Modeling and System Specification

Week 8 04-09-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Software Measurement and Estimation (Focus on: Fundamentals and Measuring Module cohesion)

Week 9 11-09-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Software Measurement and Estimation (Focus on: coupling and Effort Estimation)

Week 10 18-09-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Software Components

Week 11 25-09-2017

Workshop: Read and Discuss Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Web Services

Week 12 02-10-2017

Workshop

Documented Project Implementation and Project Portfolio Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017
Project Review Due Friday (20 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project Proposal and Project Plan
Task Description

This assessment item is designed to test your skills in project initiation and planning including project scoping, resource scheduling, quality assurance planning, risk mitigation, collaboration, and documentation.

Your project will deliver a fully functional database based Android App or a mobile software application using Model-View-Controller design pattern and related technology stack. Refer to the Moodle course page for more information about the projects that you will be working on.

Assessment Due Date Week 3 Thursday (27-Jul-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 5 Friday (11-Aug-2017)
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Well documented project plan which includes main objectives, scope and constraints of the project, system architecture, hardware and software requirements, project organisation, work breakdown structure, project schedule, monitoring and reporting system, and risk plan and quality assurance plan.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project Reports
Task Description

This assessment item is designed to test your skills in project management including quality assurance, resource scheduling, risk mitigation, collaboration, and documentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (04-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within one week of submission.
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The progress reports should include a review of project schedule, quality assurance, and risk mitigation strategies providing corrective measures for any deviation.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

5. Self-management

7. Leadership



3 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Requirement Specification and Design
Task Description

This assessment task is designed to test your skills in software requirement analysis and application software design, software test plan preparation, working in a collaborative team and effective documentation. Students will present their work in written documentation and oral presentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Approximately two weeks after presentation and submssion of report.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Submission should include documentation depicting completed tasks of functional and non-functional requirements analysis, Use cases (UML), and mapping of use cases to requirements.

Your submission should include documentation on completed design of software architecture, database, and user interface. It should also include documentation on completed development of modelling for software layers, classes, and behaviour, and interactions of User Interface/Application Layer and Application Layer/Data access layer. The software test plan should include details of module/unit testing and complete system testing. The oral presentation should demonstrate the design details and viability of the project.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Documented Project Implementation and Project Portfolio
Task Description

This assessment task is used to test your skills in algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, effective collaboration and quality documentation meeting scheduled project timelines and following requirements specification. Students will demonstrate their project implementation using oral presentation.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Oral presentation should be scheduled duiring Week 12 in consultation with local lecturer/tutor.
Return Date to Students Certification date (required for non-exam units)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Submission should include a working software application as per the design, testing documentation following the test plan, documented source code, mapping of design to implementation, and installation and user manual. Project portfolio is a compilation of updated project documentation including requirement specification, design, and manuals.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply a systems engineering process, including requirement analysis, application software design, algorithm design, coding and debugging, software testing, and software project management, informed by research into best practice.

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

3. Plan and manage the software development project, particularly the scheduling of time and resources and the generation of supporting documentation.

4. Work collaboratively as part of a productive team.

5. Communicate effectively by using written and oral presentation, understanding the needs of various stakeholders.

6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project Review
Task Description

This assignment task is used to assess your understanding of the project planning and management in developing a software application that meets quality characteristics of functionality, usability, maintainability and dependability.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Certification date (required for non-exam units)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Submission should include a critical review of project schedule, requirement analysis, design, risk mitigation strategies followed to evaluate performance and document lessons learned.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Demonstrate professional standards of software development including technical skills, documentation, software quality assurance, risk mitigation strategies and ethics.

6. Review and critically evaluate team and individual performance, reflecting on the processes followed and identifying areas for improvement.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility




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