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SIT784 - Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Assumed Knowledge:Basic operating system concepts and computer networks
Unit chair:

M Li

Prerequisite:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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.

Assessment

Examination 40%, project 40%, two assignments of equal weight 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$2593$2897

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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