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FIT2053 - Web-based information systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Des Casey


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Flexible)


Brief introduction to the physical structure of the Internet. W3C and its role. Document markup. Hypertext. Elements of web pages: text, graphics, media. Design with and implementation of: lists, tables, frames, layers, cascading style sheets. Web graphics: vector and bitmap images, image constraints, basic graphic design. Plug-ins. Web page design principles. Elements of visual design. Site development life cycle. Legal and ethical considerations. XML: structure of XML documents, validating XML documents. Web based applications utilising databases.


On completion of this unit, students should have an understanding of:

  1. the physical structure of the Internet;
  2. the role of mark-up languages, especially XHTML;
  3. the features of XHTML;
  4. the use of graphics in web applications;
  5. the basic principles of web site design, implementation and maintenance;
  6. the fundamentals of web based applications incorporating databases;
  7. some of the legal and ethical issues associated with the Internet, especially the area of copyright.

On completion of this unit, students should have gained attitudes of professionalism towards respecting copyright requiring professional standards in designing and implementing web applications.

On completion of this unit, students should have gained skills in:
  1. writing syntactically correct XHTML code;
  2. developing graphics suitable for web use;
  3. developing scripted streaming multimedia presentations;
  4. developing structurally correct web sites with intuitive navigational paradigms.


Examination (3 hours): 50%
Other assessment modes (tutorial activities, assignments):50%

Contact hours

Lectures - 2 hrs/week lectures; 2 hrs/week tutorials


FIT1001 and FIT1004


IMS1401, FIT1011, CFR1150, CSC1040, GCO1821, CPE1003, CPE9005