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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1solve problems using web-based technologiesCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2apply professional web development methodology and techniquesKnowledge of a discipline
3design, construct and integrate client and server web-based componentsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4compare and contrast technologies and techniques for dynamic web developmentKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate the ability to build a complete database-driven website.CreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. solve problems using web-based technologies
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. apply professional web development methodology and techniques
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. design, construct and integrate client and server web-based components
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. compare and contrast technologies and techniques for dynamic web development
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate the ability to build a complete database-driven website.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

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

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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