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Unit details

SIT313 - Mobile Computing

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Henry Larkin





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical training in mobile and ubiquitous computing. The unit explores the technologies which will be used and the issues that must be faced when computer devices become more mobile and ubiquitous. The characteristics of mobile and pervasive applications and the networking technologies that enable them will be discussed. Fundamentals of mobile operating systems, data management, location tracking and context awareness are discussed. Issues such as energy, security and user interface design are discussed. A research project in an area related to mobile or ubiquitous computing is a fundamental party of the unit.


Assignment 1 30%, assignment 2 50%, project 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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