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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Janet Fraser


This unit has been designed to provide students with skills to develop Internet Applications with a focus on enabling web page functionality through scripting. The unit presents an overview of multi-tier web applications and the technologies that operate in different layers of typical web architectures. The unit teaches a range of web application development technologies focusing on state-of-the-art object oriented scripting languages for mobile and conventional web applications. Techniques for scripting on the client side (e.g. JavaScript) and scripting on the server side.


At the completion of this unit students will have -

  • an understanding of web environments and their components;
  • an understanding of the principles of object oriented scripting and the knowledge of the various uses to which scripting may be put;
  • the knowledge and skills to implement web applications, in an applications development environment;
  • an understanding of the principles of large scale, and small scale, web site development including an understanding of advanced design principles;
  • an understanding of the uses of mark-up languages and meta-languages in structuring data, particularly in a web context;
  • the knowledge and skills to implement web sites varying size and complexity, using XHTML, and XML;
  • a professional attitude towards the development of web based information systems.


Examination (2 hours): 40%; In-semester assessment: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Janet Fraser

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


Recommended knowledge: It is assumed that all students have a strong knowledge of Java programming.


CPE5011, CPE4003

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