12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Term 3 2017 (Day)
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the double award Master International/Master of Information Technology Systems with South East University, China
This unit is composed of two modules. The first module provides students with an understanding of the design and development of systems that support the large enterprise in a web-based environment. Students will learn of the theoretical issues that need to be considered by the enterprise and how they can affect the development of the enterprise application. A number of techniques will be introduced as the technological means to build such an application with specific emphasis on the Java EE technology.
The second module of this unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system, which uses a web interface to a back-end database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as developed in the introductory units in these areas. The emphasis in the unit is on mastery of the key concepts and the basic knowledge and skills required to build this kind of application. The unit will provide students with an awareness of the wide range of technologies which are used to support this kind of application, but will examine only a limited number of these technologies to demonstrate the key concepts and their application.
This unit will take a strongly practical focus in examining the technology issues involved, and highlight the key issues which a developer needs to address in developing applications of the kind for real-world systems.
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- analyse various web environments and their components, and assess issues pertaining to enterprise software architecture on the web;
- analyse the principles for developing web applications of varying size and complexity, and apply advanced design principles;
- interpret and test the key features of programming languages which are commonly used for developing enterprise level web applications;
- describe various advanced Java technologies used to build web applications, and competently apply the advanced Java libraries to build a medium-size web application for the enterprise;
- describe various advanced ASP.NET technologies used to build web applications, and apply the advanced C# libraries to build a medium-size website using the MVC design pattern;
- analyse and critique the key technological issues confronting developers building web applications.
Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%
10 hrs lectures/wk, 10 hrs laboratories/wk for 5 weeks
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It is assumed that all students have a strong knowledge of object-oriented programming, e.g. Java, C# or C++.