Web Programming

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Web Programming

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

    COSC1519 / COSC1321 Introduction to Programming 


    COSC1284  / COSC1283 Programming Techniques 


    COSC2531 Programming Fundamentals 

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    The course introduces you to the basic concepts of the World Wide Web, and the principles and tools that are used to develop Web applications. The course will provide an overview of Internet technology and will introduce you to current Web protocols, client side and server side programming, communication and design.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    Program Learning Outcomes

    This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

    • PLO1 - Enabling Knowledge:  You will gain skills as you apply knowledge effectively in diverse contexts.
    • PLO2 - Critical Analysis:  You will learn to accurately and objectively examine and consider computer science and information technology (IT) topics, evidence, or situations, in particular to: analyse and model requirements and constraints for the purpose of designing and implementing software artefacts and IT systems
    • PLO3 - Problem Solving:  Your capability to analyse problems and synthesise suitable solutions will be extended as you learn to: design and implement software solutions that accommodate specified requirements and constraints, based on analysis or modelling or requirements specification.
    • PLO4 - Communication: You will learn to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through a range of modes and media, in particular to: present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of software applications, alternative IT solutions, and decision recommendations to both IT and non-IT personnel via technical reports of professional standard and technical presentations.

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • CLO1: define modern protocols and systems used on the Web (such as HTML, HTTP, URLs, CSS, XML)
    • CLO2: explain the functions of clients and servers on the Web, and describe the strengths and weaknesses of the client-server internet approaches to web design and implementation
    • CLO3: program, access, and manipulate data through the adoption of accepted standards, mark-up languages, client-side programming, and server-side programming
    • CLO4: design and implement an interactive web site(s) with regard to issues of usability, accessibility and internationalisation
    • CLO5: design and implement a client-server internet application that accommodates specific requirements and constraints, based on analysis, modelling or requirements specification
    • CLO6: justify and explain particular internet application concepts, relevant alternatives and decision recommendations, including design considerations for internet security


    Overview of Learning Activities

    The learning activities included in this course are:

    • key concepts are explained in lectures, where fundamental concepts will be presented and illustrated through relevant demonstrations and examples;
    • tutorials and/or labs and/or group discussions (including online forums) are focussed on analysis and problem solving as applied to specific projects and scenarios, will provide practice in the application of theory, explore concepts with teaching staff and peers, and provide feedback on your progress and understanding;
    • interaction with IT specialist teaching staff to justify design and implementation of approaches private study, work through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, gain practice at solving conceptual and technical problems.


    Total Study Hours

    Teacher Guided Hours: 48 per semester

    Learner Directed Hours: 72 per semester

    While a minimum attendance standard is not compulsory, non-attendance is correlated with lack of success in this course. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.



    Overview of Learning Resources

    You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through MyRMIT and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

    Use the RMIT Bookshop’s textbook list search page to find any recommended textbook(s).


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment for this course comprises practical project work and a final exam.

    The project work involves the analysis, design and development of a modern Web-based solution to a particular problem/business domain, justified through written and/or verbal communication of your decisions contributing to your solution.

    The final exam is designed to test whether you have understood and are able to communicate the major concepts surrounding modern Web design, as well as implementation specific considerations gleaned from your project work.

    This course has no hurdle requirements.

    The assessment for this course comprises practical project work (worth 50%) and a final exam (worth 50%).

    Practical Components (50%) comprises 5 assignments.  The assignment tasks increase in complexity and difficulty.

    Assessment Task 1: Assignment 1 (HTML), 10%. This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 3

    Assessment Task 2: Assignment 2 (CSS, HCI), 10%. This assessment task supports CLOs 1-4

    Assessment Task 3: Assignment 3 (Javascript and functioning front end of website), 10%. This assessment task supports CLOs 1-6

    Assessment Task 4: (PHP), 10%. This assessment task supports CLOs 1--6

    Assessment Task 5: (PHP and functioning back end of website), 10%. This assessment task supports CLOs 1--6

    Exam Component (50%):

    Assessment Task 6: 2 hour closed-book exam. This assessment task supports CLOs 1-6


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