6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse a business problems and develop a solution that uses a web interface to a back-end database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as developed in the introductory units in these areas. The emphasis in the unit is on mastery of the key concepts and the basic knowledge and skills required to build this kind of application. The unit will provide students with an awareness of the wide range of technologies that are used to support this kind of application, but will examine only a limited number of these technologies to demonstrate the key concepts and their application.
The unit will take a strongly practical focus in examining the technology issues involved, and highlight the key issues which a developer needs to address in developing applications of this kind for real-world systems.
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain the need and importance for application developers to have skills in this area of IT applications;
- describe and compare the key basic technologies which underly the development of web database applications;
- evaluate and assess the key technological issues confronting developers when building applications of this type;
- implement the key features of programming languages which are commonly used for developing web database applications;
- analyse, design, develop and implement a web database application using a commonly used programming language;
- evaluate and critique proposed web database solutions to a business problem.
Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Two hours lectures
- Two hours laboratories
- Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 8 hours of personal study in order to satisfy the reading, tute, prac and assignment expectations.
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