Software Development for Mobile Devices

COS30017 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce students to software development and design for mobile devices.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Explain the key differences between development of systems to run on mobile devices and on typical personal computing or internet-based environments, and apply this knowledge in the design of mobile device software (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5).
2. Design effective applications for a mobile device by taking into consideration the underlying hardware-imposed restrictions such as screen size, memory size and processor capability (K1, K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3).
3. Build, test and debug graphical applications for mobile devices by using the standard libraries that are bundled as part of the developers’ toolkit for the mobile device (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3, A6).