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Subject details

  • Topics
    • HTML (2 weeks)
    • CSS (2 weeks)
    • Human-computer Interface (HCI)
    • Javascript (2 weeks)
    • PHP (4 weeks)
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. define modern protocols and systems used on the Web (such as HTML, HTTP, URLs, CSS, XML)
  2. 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
  3. program, access, and manipulate data through the adoption of accepted standards, mark-up languages, client-side programming, and server-side programming
  4. design and implement an interactive web site(s) with regard to issues of usability, accessibility and internationalisation
  5. design and implement a client-server internet application that accommodates specific requirements and constraints, based on analysis, modelling or requirements specification
  6. justify and explain particular internet application concepts, relevant alternatives and decision recommendations, including design considerations for internet security.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment Tasks (5 x 10%) (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Final Written Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject


  • Beginning PHP 5.3
  • Matt Doyle
  • 9780470413
  • Print
  • Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set
  • Jon Duckett
  • 9781118907
  • Print

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

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