Subject details

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

  • define modern protocols and systems used on the web (such as HTML, HTTP, URLs, CSS, XML)
  • explain the functions of clients and servers on the web, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of the client-server internet approaches to web design and implementation
  • program, access, and manipulate data through the adoption of accepted standards, mark-up languages, client-side programming, and server-side programming
  • design and implement an interactive web site(s) with regard to issues of usability, accessibility and internationalisation
  • design and implement a client-server internet application that accommodates specific requirements and constraints, based on analysis, modelling or requirements specification
  • justify and explain particular internet application concepts, relevant alternatives and decision recommendations, including design considerations for internet security.
    • HTML (2 weeks)
    • CSS (2 weeks)
    • Human-computer Interface (HCI)
    • Javascript (2 weeks)
    • PHP (4 weeks)
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


You should have equivalent programming experience before starting this subject.

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Unrestricted broadband access to enable access to learning resources and facilitate web development as part of coursework expectations.

    Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)

The subject introduces you to the basic concepts of the World Wide Web, and the principles and tools that are used to develop web applications. The subject will provide an overview of Internet technology and will introduce you to current web protocols, client side and server side programming, communication and design.

  • Assignment Tasks (5 x 10%) (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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