CSC 471 Mobile Application Development for iOS

Rohan Panchal

Winter 2022-2023
Class number: 28874
Section number: 810
OLASY NCHOP Online Campus

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This course introduces the core issues associated with application development for mobile devices using the iOS platform. Students will learn the Swift language, the Xcode IDE, UIKit and other frameworks, the elements and architecture of the user interfaces, and more. Students will be exposed to the iOS system architecture including memory management, MVC, delegates and threads. Topics will also include understanding and handling of multi-touch events, gestures, and motion events.


  • Introduction to Xcode and iOS SDK
  • Swift language overview
  • iOS application architecture
  • Building simple UI and handling basic interactions
  • Storyboard
  • Multi-view applications
  • Table and navigation views
  • Handling taps, touches, and gestures
  • 2D graphics drawing



No required textbook

If you are someone who learns best with a physical book, are collecting books during their education, need a new monitor stand, then the following text(s): are a great resource!

  • iOS 15 Programming Fundamentals with Swift: Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics  By Matt Neuberg 




  • 15% - Weekly on-line quizzes
    • Weight distribution: Weeks 1-5: 33%, Weeks 6-10: 67%
    • Each quiz opes at 9am on Tuesday following the lecture, and closes at 5PM the following Monday.
  • 70% - Weekly (individual) programming assignments
    • Assignments will be posted before Monday lecture time and usually due on 11:59PM the following Tuesday
    • Start early and finish early!
    • All submissions are through D2L
    • There will be 7-8 weekly assignments
  • 15% - Final Project
    • Individual or small team project
    • Proposal: (10% due week 7, February 14, 2021) and instructor approval required
    • Deliverable (60%, due week 11, March 14, 2021)
    • Demo (10% due week 11, March 14, 2021)
      • Short demo video
    • Documentation (20% due week 11, March 14, 2021)
  • Late Policy
    • Late programming assignments will be accepted with penalties
      • 10% penalty for up to 7 days
      • An additional 10% penalty for each week thereafter
    • Each student has one free pass for a one-week extension, you may only use the free pass on one assignment during the entire quarter. Use it wisely. To use the free extension pass, indicate that in the comment while you submit your assignment in D2L.
    • The last day to submit programming assignments for partial credit is March 7, 2021 (week 10)
    • No later submission will be accepted for the final project. (The free extension pass does not apply to the final project.)


Total >= 93


93 > total >= 90


90 > total >= 87


87 > total >= 83


83 > total >= 80


80 > total >= 77


77 > total >= 73


73 > total >= 70


70 > total >= 67


67 > total >= 64


63 > total >= 60


Total < 60



Data Structures II (CSC 403 or CSC 301 or CSC 383 or CSC 393) and

Computer Systems II (CSC 407 or CSC 374)

Implies proficiency in object-oriented programming in Java or C++

Final Examination Method

The final exam will be the final project for the course.

  • Individual or small team project
  • Proposal: (10% due week 7, February 14, 2021) and instructor approval required
  • Deliverable (60%, due week 11, March 14, 2021)
  • Demo (10% due week 11, March 14, 2021)
    • Short demo video
  • Documentation (20% due week 11, March 14, 2021)

The final project should be uploaded to D2L submissions

School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

All students are expected to abide by the University's Academic Integrity Policy which prohibits cheating and other misconduct in student coursework. Publicly sharing or posting online any prior or current materials from this course (including exam questions or answers), is considered to be providing unauthorized assistance prohibited by the policy. Both students who share/post and students who access or use such materials are considered to be cheating under the Policy and will be subject to sanctions for violations of Academic Integrity.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296