Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)


This unit will develop the basic concepts of website authoring, from design to implementation. Students will develop skills in creating digital content which is authored to deal with the particular issues of web publishing. The unit will examine HTML/XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the W3C Document Object Model (DOM) and JavaScript as the fundamental website authoring suite. In addition HTML embedded script languages will be used to create dynamic database driven content. The unit will also introduce wider W3C standards, web usability and web design specification.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. code web pages using a full range of client-side technologies including: HTML, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript;
  2. use a range of software tools for development of a website and make the pages available by uploading them to a server;
  3. explain and implement key JavaScript programming concepts including: control structures, variables, functions and events;
  4. deliver optimised digital media online including: images, audio, and video;
  5. describe the role of internet standards and protocols, in particular the importance of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C);
  6. critique a company website for user experience design for accessibility according to W3C standards;
  7. write a proposal for a web development project including detailed planning of the technical implementation, visual design and costing all aspects of the process;
  8. work in a team with differentiated roles to create and publish a complex website.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


FIT1012, MMS1402, MMS9401
Not available to Faculty of Information Technology students.

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