Course Title: Mobile Computing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mobile Computing

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2422

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2422

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

EEET2425

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2425

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Hiep Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: email for appointment

Course Coordinator Email: hiep.tranlengoc@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course EEET2368 Network Fundamentals and Applications or you should have strong knowledge of TCP/IP plus the ability to program in classes, in either C++ or Java.  If you are in doubt of your skills please contact the lecturer.


Course Description

This course will give you an understanding of mobile computer systems particularly in the context of wireless network systems such as 2G/3G/4G mobile telephony, data networks, and other wireless networks and infrastructure. The course emphasises how to interface hardware to mobile computing devices, and programming those devices.

Contents of the course include:

  • Mobile environments and communications systems.
  • Hardware devices and interacting with these devices.
  • Mobile operating systems available.
  • Programming applications on a mobile system.
  • Data and knowledge management.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onward. See the WAM information web page for more information.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course (EEET2422) develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

     1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

     2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

     2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources

     3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe wireless and mobile communications systems and be able to choose an appropriate mobile system from a set of requirements.
  2. Be able to evaluate methods and approaches to the design, development and implement mobile computing applications. 
  3. Interface a mobile computing system to hardware and networks.
  4. Program applications on a mobile computing system and interact with servers and database systems.


Overview of Learning Activities

Student Learning occurs through the following experiences and evaluation processes:

  • Pre-recorded lectures provide guided learning of key topics.
  • Self-paced learning will use reference material as a guide.
  • Laboratory based exercises and a project explore specific topics in depth.
  • Preparation for the final quizzes.

A good project outcome will be useful at a job interview. This includes written reports and the technical outcome.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

All material required for this course of study can be found on the Canvas shell for this course. 

RMIT will provide you with the resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Full details of the required software will be given during the first week of semester. 

 


Overview of Assessment

☒ This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

There are three key components:

  • Lab exercises solve small problems in the labs.
  • A major project should deliver a useful mobile app.
  • On-line quizzes.

Assessment tasks: feedback is provided on written assignments.

Assessment Task 1: Lab exercises.
Weighting 35%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, & 4.

Assessment Task 2: Major Project.
Weighting 35%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Assessment Task 3: On-line Quizzes. 
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2,  3, & 4.

Assessment Task 4: Written Assignment (coding exercises, theory-based questions)
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4.