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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2011


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

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