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FIT1011 - Web systems 1

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Dr Des Casey (Caulfield and Clayton); Dr Saadat Alhashmi (Malaysia); Mr Gregory Gregoriou (South Africa)


Berwick Second semester 2009 (ONLINE-DAY)
Caulfield Second semester 2009 (ONLINE-DAY)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (ONLINE-DAY)
Gippsland Second semester 2009 (ONLINE-DAY)
Sunway Second semester 2009 (ONLINE-DAY)
South Africa Second semester 2009 (ONLINE-DAY)


Brief introduction to the physical structure of the Internet. W3C and its role. Document markup. Hypertext. Elements of web pages: text, graphics, media. Design with and implementation of: lists, tables, frames, layers, cascading style sheets. Web graphics: vector and bitmap images, image constraints, digitising images, basic graphic design. Plug-ins. Multimedia. Web page design principles. Elements of visual design. Form design and implementation. Site development life cycle. Legal and ethical considerations. XML: structure of XML documents, validating XML documents, Web design using XML. Introduction to Wireless.WAP 2.0 and XHTML-MP. WAP CSS / WCSS.WCSS properties. WCSS Extensions.


This unit builds knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The physical structure of the Internet;
  2. The role of mark-up languages, especially XHTML;
  3. The features of XHTML;
  4. The use of graphics and multimedia in web applications;
  5. The basic principles of web site design, implementation and maintenance;
  6. Some of the legal and ethical issues associated with the Internet, especially the area of copyright.

This unit builds attitudes, values and beliefs of:
  1. Professionalism towards respecting copyright;
  2. Requiring professional standards in designing and implementing web applications.

This unit builds practical skills of:
  1. writing syntactically correct XHTML code;
  2. developing graphics suitable for web use;
  3. developing scripted streaming multimedia presentations;
  4. developing structurally correct web sites with intuitive navigational paradigms.


Assessments: 50%; Final Examination: 50%. Students must gain a satisfactory result in both the practical and exercises work and the exam to gain a pass in the unit. The examination must be sat at a Monash campus.

Contact hours

Students, are expected to spend an average of 12 hrs/week on this unit. The breakdown of time is as follows. 2 hrs/week: topic material coverage from the u-learning environment. 2 hrs/week working on sub-tasks and quizzes. 8 hrs/week: private study to review topic materials, explore supplementary unit resources and complete main tasks.


CFR1150, CPE1003, CPE9005, CSC1040, GCO1821, IMS1401

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