ECTS - Mobile Application Development

Mobile Application Development (ISE507) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Mobile Application Development ISE507 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
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Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for mobile application development. Topics covered will include mobile operating systems and development platforms, user interfaces for mobile devices, maps and location-based services, data stores, telephony and SMS and, multimedia interfaces and sensors. Android development platform is chosen for development and testing for mobile applications in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the differences between different mobile operating systems and platforms
  • Create interactive user interfaces in mobile devices
  • Design and develop database applications in mobile platforms
  • Use map and location-based services in mobile devices
  • Develop applications to monitor incoming and outgoing phone calls and send and receive SMS messages
  • Develop mobile applications using sensors in mobile devices
Course Content Mobile devices, mobile platforms, mobile operating systems, mobile application development, user interface design in mobile devices, data persistent techniques in mobile platforms; map and location-based services; audio, video and using the camera; telephony and SMS, sensors.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Mobile Computing Chapter 1.
2 Mobile Operating Systems and Mobile Platforms Chapter 1.
3 User Interface Design and Development Chapter 3, 4 and 5
4 User Interface Design and Development Chapter 3, 4 and 5
5 User Interface Design and Development Chapter 3, 4 and 5
6 Data Persistence Techniques Chapter 6 and 7
7 Data Persistence Techniques Chapter 6 and 7
8 Data Persistence Techniques Chapter 6 and 7
9 Maps and Location-based Services Chapter 8
10 Maps and Location-based Services Chapter 8
11 Sensors Chapter 14
12 Telephony and SMS Chapter 12
13 Project Presentations
14 Project Presentations
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Professional Android 2 Application Development, by Reto Meier, 2010 Wiley Publiching, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-470-56552-0
Other Sources 2. Mobile Applications: Architecture, Design, and Development, by Valentino Lee, Heather Schneider, Robbie Schell, Prentice Hall, 2004 ISBN: 013117263
3. The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK (Developer's Library), by James Steele, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2010, ISBN: 9780321741233
4. Mobile Design and Development: Practical Concepts and Techniques for Creating Mobile Sites and Web Apps, by Brian Fling, O'Reilly Media, 2009, ISBN: 0596155441
5. Android A Programmers Guide, by J.F. DiMarzio, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2008, ISBN: 9780071599887
6. Java How To Program 6th ed, by Deitel & Deitel, Prentice Hall, Inc. URL :

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems. X
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 25 25
Homework Assignments 2 10 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 175