Faculty of Information Technology

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Information Technology



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Online)


This unit provides students with an understanding of the design and development of systems that support the large enterprise in a web-based environment. Students will learn of the theoretical issues that need to be considered by the enterprise and how they can affect the development of the enterprise application. A number of techniques will be introduced as the technological means to build such an application with specific emphasis on the Java EE technology.


At the completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand various issues pertaining to enterprise software architecture on the web;
  2. acquire techniques to develop enterprise applications using the Java programming language;
  3. discover various advanced Java technologies used to build web applications for the enterprise;
  4. learn to competently use the advanced Java libraries to build a medium-size web application for the enterprise.


Examination (3 hours): 50%, In-semester assessment: 50%

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.

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Chief examiner(s)


Recommended knowledge: Students undertaking this subject are expected to have a sound understanding of the concepts of the object oriented programming language, Java.



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