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SIT120 - Introduction to Apps Design

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

H Larkin





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar 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.


The unit teaches foundation concepts and skills related to mobile app design and development. Students will analyse existing mobile apps for different domains, appraise the type of design choices and technological choices used to solve a problem. They will also gain an understanding of different technologies and how they are put together in the context of mobile apps. A discussion of the role of different backend technologies, mobile UI design, mobile platforms, and the mobile apps industry will also be covered. Finally, students will also gain an understanding of the social and ethical issues related to mobile apps, such as ethical and privacy issues.


Two assignments (20%, 30%) 50%, examination 50%

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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