Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

Provides students with advanced concepts underlying the design, implementation and management of Internet-based systems. Students will learn about the Internet key technologies and services as well as challenges in managing and securing Internet data ecosystems. Additionally students will perform research on recent advances in the Internet-based data and security technologies.

Unit content

Topic 1: Internet architecture and infrastructure

Topic 2: Internet key services and applications

Topic 3: Internet data storage and data sharing technologies

Topic 4: Content management systems

Topic 5: Internet search engines

Topic 6: Design of Internet-based information systems

Topic 7: Virtualisation

Topic 8: Cloud computing and data centres

Topic 9: Pervasive computing and Internet of Things

Topic 10: Internet based big data and NoSQL database technologies

Topic 11: Issues and challenges in managing Internet data ecosystems and security

Topic 12: Recent development in the Internet-based data and security technologies

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 1

  • 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Richard Fox (Author), Wei Hao (Author), 2018: Fox, R & Hao, W, 2018, Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing , 1st edn (Kindle).

Session 2

  • 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Richard Fox (Author), Wei Hao (Author), 2018: Fox, R & Hao, W, 2018, Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing , 1st edn (Kindle).
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Design and implement Internet-based information systems40%
Research report20%
Exam: open book40%

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


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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