COIT20260 - Cloud Computing for Smart Applications
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces you to devices, technologies, and techniques of emerging technologies such as cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT), that enable you to design, develop and deploy smart applications. The fundamentals of cloud computing will be presented including cloud environment and services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). A cloud environment will be used to design, develop and deploy various cloud applications. This is an elective unit covering emerging technologies.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequite units: COIT20245 Introduction to Programming and COIT20246 ICT Services Management

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

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Group Work 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 50%

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.

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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
The final assignment requirements need more detail clarification. Students feedback Assignment requirements should include more detail to assist students further.
The lectures could be improved further by introducing more real life case studies. Students feedback In our next offerings, lectures would be aligned further with real life case studies.
Final assignment should be group assignment. Students feedback In our next offering, we will introduce paired programming for the last assessment.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems development.
  2. Analyse the application of cloud computing and IoT technologies in different scenarios.
  3. Design and develop cloud based smart applications for business solutions.
  4. Deploy a smart application using cloud computing and IoT technologies.

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:

  • System Design (DESN)
  • System Integration (SINT)
  • Radio frequency engineering (RFEN)
  • Program ming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Testing (TEST)
  • Release and Deployment (RELM)
  • Applications Support (ASUP).
  • Systems integration (SINT)
  • Solution architecture (ARCH)
  • IT Infrastructure (ITOP)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Group Work    
3 - Practical and Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Group Work  
3 - Practical and Written Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture
Author/s: Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R. Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Prentice Hall
Country: USA
The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World
Author/s: Miller, Michael Year: 2015
Edition: Publisher: Que Publishing PTG
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • IBM Bluemix Cloud computing environment
  • Cloud Foundry Command line with Diego run time plugin
  • Eclipse IDE and IBM Eclipse Tools for bluemix
  • Bluemix CLI
  • Node.js and NODE-RED
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 CoordinatorBiplob Ray (b.ray@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

Understanding the cloud computing

Chapter 3 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 2 17-07-2017

Fundamental concepts and models

Chapter 4 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 3 24-07-2017

Cloud technologies

Chapter 5 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 4 31-07-2017

Cloud infrastructure mechanisms

Chapter 7,8 and 9 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 5 07-08-2017

Cloud security mechanisms

Chapter 6 and 10 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Written assessment Due Friday (11 Aug 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Cloud architectures

Chapter 11 and 12 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 7 28-08-2017

Cloud delivery model, cost metrics and pricing models

Chapter 14 and 15 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 8 04-09-2017

Introduction to Internet of Things(IoT) and smart applications

Chapter 1 and 4 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Week 9 11-09-2017

Smart technology: how IoT works

Chapter 2 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Group activity Due Friday (15 Sep 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Week 10 18-09-2017

Smart homes: tomorrow and today

Smart warfare: rise of machines

Chapter 5 and 10 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Week 11 25-09-2017

Smart world: the global Internet of Everything (IoE)

Smart problems: big brother is watching you

Chapter 14 and 15 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Week 12 02-10-2017

Smart businesses: better working through technology

Chapter 12 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Practical and written assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

Welcome to Term 2, 2017!

During the term, if you are enrolled in a campus class, please contact the respective lead lecturer on that campus with your questions. Their contact details are found on the unit page on Moodle ("Information-> Unit Contacts", top left column). Distance students should contact me if you have any questions which are not suitable to be asked through the unit forums.

There is a lot of material to cover during the term, so you are encouraged to get the recommended textbooks early and attend all classes. I look forward to your active participation in class and through the forums.

Have an enjoyable term!

Dr. Biplob Ray (b.ray@cqu.edu.au) Course Coordinator - T2, 2017 COIT20260 - Cloud Computing for Smart Applications

Ph: +61 7 4037 4734 | X 54734

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written assessment
Task Description

In this assignment you will write a report that will let you compare and contrast between cloud providers and cloud services. You will also use recent literature in cloud computing to analyse their level of security for smart applications based on assignment criteria.

The assessment requires you to

  1. Identify a cloud provider and investigate all the services it provides. You may create a trial account to try their services.
  2. Compare and contract your chosen cloud provider and services with Bluemix services
  3. Prepare a report based on given criteria in the assignment.

Details about this assessment are available on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (11-Aug-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Online via Moodle
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (01-Sep-2017)
Online via Moodle
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The students are assessed mainly against their:

1. knowledge about existing cloud providers

2. ability to identify and evaluate available services of a cloud provider

3. analytical capability to compare and contrast between services of different service providers.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Between 1500 to 2000 words excluding references

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

1. Evaluate cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems development.

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



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Group activity
Task Description

A group of students will be given a business case/issue to come up with a smart application that will address the business problem.

The assessment requires you to

  1. analyse the given business problem, then discuss within the group for a possible smart application that can address the issue/s.
  2. detail the proposed solution and justify your choice to address the problem
  3. write design and implementation plan which includes IBM Bluemix services require to impliment in IBM Bluemix

Details about this assessment are available on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (15-Sep-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Online via Moodle
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017)
Online via Moodle
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The students are assessed mainly against their:

1. understanding and analytical capability of the given case

2. level of appropriateness of the solution and its justification

3. correctness level of implementation plan

4. quality of the design and the appropriateness of IBM Bluemix services to implement in IBM Bluemix

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Group submission

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

1. Evaluate cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems development.

2. Analyse the application of cloud computing and IoT technologies in different scenarios.

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

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and written assessment
Task Description

You need to implement your proposed solution you submitted in assessment two for testing and write a report with screenshots that explain the process the application uses to address the business issue/s given in assignment two.

The assessment requires you to

  1. implement the design concept you proposed in assessment two using Bluemix.
  2. report the implementation and justify
  3. give screenshots and justification of your implementation.
  4. provide Bluemix login details for testing of your implementation.

Details about this assessment are available on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Online via Moodle
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Online via Moodle
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The students are assessed mainly against

1. completeness of the deployment to address the business issue

2. degree of similarity of their proposed plan and design in assignment two.

3. quality of your report and strength of justification

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

There is no page limit and word limit for this submission but your submission must include your Blumix username and password

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

1. Evaluate cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems development.

3. Design and develop cloud based smart applications for business solutions.

4. Deploy a smart application using cloud computing and IoT technologies.

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




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