Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code CSIT828
Subject Name Introduction to Web Technology
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence CSIT128, CSCI110, ISIT206
Assessment Lab exercised (40%) Group project (20%) Final examination (40%)
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to fundamental web technologies that underlie the World Wide Web and its commercial applications. Topics include an overview of internet communications, an introduction to the web-browser/web-server client-server systems, HTML5/CSS/XHTML/XML markup languages, web forms and client side scripting. Students will build working web-sites with dynamic content. The subject explains the differences between client-side and server-side Web development, and demonstrates how to build simple applications using scripting and other tools. The subject also covers current Web "standards" and future W3C recommendations.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe the main web technologies in use and select appropriate technologies for a particular context or application.
2. Examine various Web formats and standards and apply them appropriately.
3. Create scripts that handle input from forms displayed in web browsers.
4. Configure and install a Web server that provides controlled access.
5. Design, build and implement simple Web-based applications using mark-up languages and scripting, with an emphasis on client-side scripting.