Web Information Processing

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Web Information Processing

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The course starts with an introduction to Information Processing followed by a look at Data Storage and Data Transfer before moving on the architecture of the WWW and an in depth look at some of the protocols involved (including SMTP, POP3 and HTTP). The course also deals with client side web programming in detail, covering topics like XHTML, JavaScript, DHTML, CSS, and XML before examining server side web programming and in particular the Common Gateway Interface and server side programming with Perl. The course also deals with Internet security and the operation of SSL as well as web proxies and server farms.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.