MIT507 Web Technologies and Development

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 1, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: MIT501 Programming
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 9 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 3 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week
Other resource requirements: Access to a Computer, Notepad++, Google Chrome, MySQL, W3Schools PHP Server

Unit description 

This unit introduces students to both conceptual understanding and technologies that are relevant to  the World Wide Web (WWW). The unit’s focus is on learning the key concepts, the basic knowledge and skills needed to develop satisfying Web sites. Students will explore a range of techniques and technologies, including code design and fundamentals of visual design.

Unit learning outcomes (ULO)   

On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Understand the use of mark-up and presentation languages in Web application development from content and visual perspectives.
ULO2 Utilize Web development tools that are available for Web developers in interface design and usability.
ULO3 Create static Web pages with efficient human-computer interaction.
ULO4 Analyse key challenges in developing Web applications by using suitable tools.
ULO5 Create advanced Web sites from the beginning using diverse techniques.

Topics to be included in the unit

1. Introduction to the Web
2. Website Essentials and HTML
3. Forms and Data Collection
4. Intro to Formatting of a Webpage with CSS
5. Advanced Formatting a Webpage with CSS
6. Intro to Interactive Design with JavaScript
7. Advanced Interactive Design with JavaScript
8. Intro to the Server Language PHP
9. Advanced Application of the Server Language PHP
10. Internet Protocols
11. MySQL and Databases
12. Key Challenges in Designing Web Applications


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Class Participation 10% 12
Assessment 2: Online Quiz 10% 5
Assessment 3: Individual Assignment 20% 9
Assessment 4: Group Assignment 30% 12
Assessment 5: Final Exam 30% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.