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FIT5032

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system which 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 which 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.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • recall the history of web applications development;
  • design, construct and publish web-database applications;
  • understand and analyse the key technological issues confronting developers building web-database applications;
  • understand the key features of programming languages which are commonly used for developing web-database application;
  • describe the MVC design pattern and construct a web-database application using the MVC design pattern;
  • apply a professional attitude towards the development of web-database applications.

Assessment

Examination (2 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 laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

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

Prerequisites

Recommended knowledge: It is assumed that all students have a strong knowledge of Java programming.

Prohibitions

CPE5011, CPE4003

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