Internet Design Introduction - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Exercise 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 - Exercise 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit introduces you to the concepts, skills and toolsets required to create a basic website using the latest web authoring technologies. By focusing on the application of theoretical concepts through a hands-on, project-centred approach, you will have the opportunity to design, implement and deliver a modern, interactive website over the World Wide Web.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. reflect on how the World Wide Web has evolved from its specialized origins to the now-ubiquitous role that it plays in our information-based society
  2. edit and optimise suitable text and graphics for web delivery with an emphasis on streamlined readability and efficient graphic formatting/compression
  3. understand and navigate copyright issues relating to the use of media and content in a digital authoring environment
  4. understand and apply basic website usability and accessibility concepts in the design production and delivery of a website.
  • Assignment 1 — Exercise 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Exercise 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Exercise 3 (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • NED11 — Internet Design - Introduction

This unit addresses the following topics.

1A brief introduction to the internet
2Web design process
3Web design principles
4Layout tips and Inspiration
5Organising Information
6Colour Basics
8Web Typography
9Layout Techniques
10Intro to Search Engine Optimization
11Pre-Launch Website checks
13Future Trends in Web Design

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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