Unit description

Provides students with required skills and knowledge to design and build 3-tier database-driven web applications. Students will learn current design approaches, programming and scripting languages to rapidly develop web applications using current web technologies. This unit assumes basic knowledge of HTML, SQL Database and programming skills.

Unit content

Topic 0: Introductory week
Topic 1: Introduction to dynamic web development and web applications
Topic 2: Design web applications using MVC design pattern
Topic 3: Introduction to PHP
Topic 4: Server-side development with PHP
Topic 5: PHP database access
Topic 6: Workshop for assignment 1
Topic 7: Introduction to JavaScript
Topic 8: Client-side development with JavaScript
Topic 9: Client-server interaction
Topic 10: Advanced web application development
Topic 11: Workshop for assignment 2
Topic 12: Exam preparation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Sebesta, RW, 2015, Programming the World Wide Web, 8th edn, Pearson, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-13-377598-3.

Session 3

  • Sebesta, RW, 2015, Programming the World Wide Web, 8th edn, Pearson, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-13-377598-3.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - Guangxi UST

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Web Pages25%
Web Pages35%
Exam: open book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Web Pages25%
Web Pages35%
Exam: open book40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Web Pages25%
Web Pages35%
Exam: open book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Web Pages25%
Web Pages35%
Exam: open book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours ( 12 weeks)
Assessment
Web Pages25%
Web Pages35%
Exam: open book40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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