Web Systems

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Web Systems

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science, Information Technologies, Telecommunications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    In this subject, skills are developed to use the computer as a tool for information processing, and transfer over the internet. At the core of this activity is learning Unix, the operating system which supports the majority of web applications. After understanding the operating system as the steering mechanism, students investigate the underlying hardware which enables calculations, and learn protocols which enable communication across a network.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Explain the role of an operating system, and manipulate its structure such as processes, file systems and memory management using Unix based scripting.
    2. Describe and make use of distributed applications on the Internet
    3. Identify and explain the role and function of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and their components.
    4. Design and implement a simple web site.
    5. Identify and explain the role and function of the main components of a computer.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs. (A.1)
    Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies (B.1)
    Implement and test solutions (B.5)
    Demonstrate research skills (B.6)
    Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation (C.1)
    Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose. (E.1)
    Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces) (F.3)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Students will use problem based learning in the laboratories to learn about Linux and the web. Tutorials are combined with laboratories and will provide an opportunity for students to tie the theory taught in the lectures and online with practice. Students will collaborate in tutorials to present and critique on related topics. The theory component will use lectures combined with electronic media, pre-reading and class based activities to learn about web systems.
    Content
    Operating Systems (focusing on Unix):
    Introduction to operating systems
    User interface
    processes, threads, piping and redirection
    memory and process management
    The Web and Human Interaction
    Web page development
    Web applications
    The Internet and the Web
    The Internet infrastructure
    Network services
    Computing Theory
    Representation of information
    Number Systems
    Boolean logic
    Storage and Processing of information
    Using UNIX
    The Filesystem
    Editing
    Security
    Piping and wildcards
    Introduction to scripting
    Data processing
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Linuxgym Chapters 1-7
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1 and 4
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1 and B.5
    Type: Exercises
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 15%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of solutions 50 1 B.1
    Implement and Test solution 50 4 B.5
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Quiz 1
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 2 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    C.1
    Type: Quiz/test
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 4%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correct application of theory 34 1 C.1
    Correct application of theory 33 2 C.1
    Correct application of theory 33 5 C.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Quiz 2
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    2, 3 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    C.1
    Type: Quiz/test
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 5%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correct application of theory 33 2 C.1
    Correct application of theory 33 3 C.1
    Correct application of theory 34 5 C.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 4: Assignment
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 3 and 4
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.1, B.1, B.5, B.6, C.1 and F.3
    Type: Project
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 20%
    Length:
    5 web pages and 1 CSS file.
    1 paragraph on feedback per website.
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Technical validity and coding quality of HTML/CSS 10 1 A.1
    Debug implementation 7 1, 4 B.1, B.5
    Correctness of website structure 10 3 A.1
    Design, implement and Test 7 3 B.5
    Good aesthetics and accessibility 10 4 A.1
    Appropriate design for all users 7 4 F.3
    Quality of reflective comments 17 3 C.1
    Assignment peer marking - Thoroughness of marking 17 4 B.6
    Assignment peer marking - Quality of feedback 15 4 B.6
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 5: Skills Test
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1 and B.5
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of answer 50 1 B.1
    Test answer 50 1 B.5
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 6: Theory Exam
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    C.1
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 30%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correct application of theory 100 1, 2, 3, 5 C.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 7: Contributions
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3 and 5
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.6 and E.1
    Type: Exercises
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 6%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Presentation - Clarity of presentation 20 1, 2, 3, 5 E.1
    Presentation - depth of research 20 1 B.6
    Presentation - good answers to questions 20 1 B.6
    Presentation - quality of visual material. 20 1 E.1
    Peer mark a presentation - Quality of feedback 20 1 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Minimum requirements
    The pass mark for this subject is 50%. There are no compulsory assessment items.

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