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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

COMP2021 Social and Mobile Web Application Development

10 creditsClass Size: 220

Module manager: Dr A. Lowe

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2018/19


COMP2011Web Application Development

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

In this module, you will learn how to design, implement and deploy web applications that work effectively on smartphones and tablets. You will also learn how to develop applications that integrate with and use the services offered by popular social networks.


On completion of this module, students will be able to:

-Build a simple AJAX application
-Appreciate the differences between native mobile applications and mobile web applications
-Understand how web applications that work well on mobile devices can be designed, implemented and deployed
-Use responsive design frameworks to create a mobile-friendly application
-Understand how integration with social networks can be achieved
-Create applications that use the APIs offered by popular social networks

Learning outcomes
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
-demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline;
-apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;
-appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;
-adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries


Characteristics of modern web applications; AJAX approach to application development; Mobile web applications vs. native applications; responsive
design principles & techniques; using CSS & JavaScript frameworks to
implement mobile-friendly designs; packaging and deployment onto mobile
devices; accessing mobile device hardware from web applications (GPS,
accelerometer, camera, etc); features of social networks; integration of
social networks with web applications; use of social network APIs (Twitter,
Facebook, Google, etc)

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours56.00
Total Contact hours44.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Coursework assignments

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/04/2019


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