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Introduction to Mobile Application Development

Course Code: CSIS 3175
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

In this course, students will learn to develop mobile applications to solve business problems. Topics covered include different software platforms, tools for development, user interface, and database handling for mobile applications.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Layouts
  • Views
  • Intents on Android
  • Menus
  • Dialogs
  • Introduction to Data Persistence
  • SQLite and its applications
  • Navigation Drawer

Methods of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, demonstration, and hands-on exercises 

Means of Assessment






Midterm Examination*


Final Examination*




Some of these assessments may involve group work.

*Students must achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined examination components to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Install and use appropriate tools for mobile application development;
  • Explain mobile platform architecture;
  • Build user interfaces for mobile devices using Java;
  • Use mobile database systems;
  • Use built-in widgets and components on mobile devices;
  • Create applications that make use of the mobile environment.

course prerequisites

Min C in (CSIS 1275 OR CSIS 2175) 


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.