Web Technologies and Applications

Subject COMP90010 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available

433-520: Programming and Software Development; 433-521: Algorithms and Complexity; 433-522: Internet Technologies; 615-570: Database Systems and Information Modelling or equivalent

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 433 421
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Assoc Prof James Bailey


Melbourne School of Engineering Office
Building 173, Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia
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Subject Overview: Topics covered include: Web software architectures. Languages and standards for data on the World Wide Web: HTTP, XML, XSL, XQuery, XLink and XPath. The Semantic Web and RDF. Web mining and crawling.

On successful completion students should have:

  • Acquired an understanding of the concepts and technologies underpinning the World Wide Web.
  • Be able to explain the key technologies and standards underpinning the World Wide Web
  • Be able to explain current techniques used for data mining and querying data on the Web
Assessment: Project work during semester of approximately 48-hours (50%) and one 2-hour written examination at the end of semester (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion students should:
  • Be able to explain the key technologies and standards underpinning the World Wide Web
  • Be able to explain current techniques used for data mining and querying data on the Web
  • Be able to research a technical topic and give oral and written presentations of the topic
  • Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

Credit may not be gained for both 433-421: Web Technologies and Applications and 433-621: Web Technologies and Applications

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
Master of Engineering in Distributed Computing
Master of Information Technology
Master of Software Systems Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

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