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FIT1012

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will develop the basic concepts of website authoring, from design to implementation. Students will develop skills in creating digital content which is authored to deal with the particular issues of web publishing. The unit will examine HTML/XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the W3C Document Object Model (DOM) and JavaScript as the fundamental website authoring suite. Also skills for incorporating images, audio and video into websites will be covered. In addition HTML embedded script languages, will be used to create dynamic database driven content. The unit will also introduce wider W3C standards, web usability and web design specification.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand the characteristics of commercial web sites and the authoring/management issues associated with them including dealing with clients in a variety of situations encountered in the tendering/authoring process and addressing copyright;
  • have knowledge of the features and applicability of a range of software tools which are used in the development of websites;
  • understand internet standards and protocols, in particular the impact of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards in this area;
  • have an understanding of website usability issues;

be able to create and manipulate digital content for websites, including basic images, audio, video and animation;

  • have the ability to code web pages using standard HTML/XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and the DOM;
  • be able to write HTML embedded script code to produce dynamic database driven web documents;
  • have the skills to produce design specification documents applicable to a web site authoring task, and
  • have developed the teamwork skills needed to work as a member of a project team.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

CPE1003, MMS1402, MMS9401

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