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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Clayton First semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
South Africa First semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Coordinator(s)Dr Des Casey (Caulfield and Clayton); Mr Gregory Gregoriou (South Africa)


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. Introduction to ASP.Net Introduction to Wireless.WAP 2.0 and XHTML-MP. WAP CSS / WCSS.WCSS properties. WCSS Extensions


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the physical structure of the Internet;
  • the role of mark-up languages, especially XHTML;
  • the features of XHTML;
  • the use of graphics and multimedia in web applications;
  • the basic principles of web site design, implementation and maintenance;
  • some of the legal and ethical issues associated with the Internet, especially the area of copyright.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • build professionalism towards respecting copyright;
  • require professional standards in designing and implementing web applications.
Developed the skills to:
  • write syntactically correct XHTML code;
  • develop graphics suitable for web use;
  • develop scripted streaming multimedia presentations;
  • develop structurally correct web sites with intuitive navigational paradigms.


Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 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.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Des Casey

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.


CPE1003, CPE9005, GCO1821, IMS1401

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: