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Advanced Web Programming (ICT375)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This is an advanced unit in Internet and Web technologies, intended to develop technical understanding and practical experience in web application development.
The focus of this unit is to develop skills for constructing interactive and data-driven web applications that are both efficient and scalable. Topics include scalable web applications with : Node.js, XML technologies, web services and cloud computing.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the technical details of key Internet and Web technologies, specifically Node.js, XML and Web Services.
2. Be able to write software based on the technologies as stated in (1) above.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic requirements needed to construct Internet solutions for organizations and enterprises.
4. Develop skills in self-learning, communications, research, and to deliver solutions meeting the assessment requirements of this unit.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; Workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit mainly consists of lectures and tutorial/lab sessions. In each of the 12 teaching weeks, there is one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial. Each lecture usually covers one topic. The companion tutorial/lab session will consist of small programming exercises and/or other tasks that the students need to complete to enforce the understanding of the concepts covered in the topic and to master the relevant design and programming techniques. These small exercises are also designed to provide incremental help for the two major assignments. In order to assess a small subset of the learning outcomes, each tutorial exercise will require the solution of some small problems. There are also two major assignments that the students need to hand in over the period of the semester. The purpose of the major assignments is to demonstrate a larger subset of the learning outcomes and to ensure that students can integrate the knowledge that they have acquired. All practical work involves self-directed study.
Assessment You will be assessed on the basis of one project (30%), weekly labs (20%), and the final examination (50%).
Your final grade for the unit will be reported as a letter grade and a mark. In order to pass the unit you must:
1) have an aggregate score for the combined assessment of 50% or better, and
2) achieve a satisfactory performance in the supervised component, which is the final examination. A satisfactory performance is considered to be 45% or higher.
Prerequisites ICT211 Web Computing or ICT286 Web and Mobile Computing.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ICT336 Internet Systems Programming may not take this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: 'Internet Systems Programming'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Mobile and Web Application Development (BSc) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors Web Development
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Hong Xie
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6087
e: H.Xie@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.016 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Hong Xie
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6087
e: H.Xie@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.016 - Building 245, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1-External
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