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 ISIT951
Subject Name Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS951
Assessment Assignments (60%) Exam (40%)
General Subject No.

Subject Description
Web Services are at the core of what is being termed the next generation of eBusiness. The term 'Web Services' refers to the set of standard protocols and associated technologies that enable software applications to communicate with each other across the Internet. To effectively exploit the potential of Web Services requires appropriate effort in the proper design of business processes and service architectures.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe and discuss the perceived expectations and anticipated impact of Web Services on the next generation of eBusiness.
2. Describe each of the basic standard components from which Web Services are constructed, i.e., XML, SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, and describe how these components combine to enable the publishing and exploitation of Web Services.
3. Build simple examples of distributed applications constructed using Web Services.
4. Exploit a high-level Web Services Development Toolkit to implement and deploy Web Services.