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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (ONLINE-DAY)
Coordinator(s)Ms Janet Fraser; Mr Gregory Gregoriou (South Africa)


The unit covers server-side scripting: PHP structure, syntax and implementation. PHP scripting techniques for building dynamic web page interfaces for accessing server-side data stores. Implementing state-handling in a stateless environment. Strategies for enforcing data integrity, data security principles and techniques. Database and web page design concepts and their importance in commercial applications. Asynchronous Javascript and XML (Ajax). Client-side scripting: scripting language structure and syntax, scripting events and event handlers, creating objects and using built-in objects, objects and navigation, browser objects.


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

  • two current scripting technologies, (one server-side, one client-side) performing a variety of Internet based functions, including access to data stores;
  • an approach to web based security using these technologies; and
  • utilisation of asynchronous technologies in Internet applications.
Developed the skills to:
  • develop server side applications to perform a variety of Internet based tasks, including access to data stores, security methods, and asynchronous technologies.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • show professionalism towards respecting copyright;
  • require professional standards in designing and implementing web applications.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
The examination must be sat at a Monash campus.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Janet Fraser

Contact hours

This unit is conducted through the Walkabout u-Learning Environment. Students self manage their learning with the help of the Walkabout environment. On campus drop in help sessions, and evening on line help sessions using the Marratech system are available for students to obtain timely assistance. A combination of pre-recorded lectures and face to face lectures are provided as required to supplement the online learning materials.


FIT1002 or CSE1202
Basic HTML, basic XML, some programming in Java, C, C# or C++


CPE3003, CSE2030, CPE2010, FIT2029

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