Informatics 4: Web Applications

Subject INFO30001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x two hour lecture per week, 1 x two hour workshop per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
Prerequisites: Completion of
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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.
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Dr Atif Ahmad


Dr Atif Ahmad


Dr Rachelle Bosua


Subject Overview:

Web applications are complex software systems that require a formal engineering approach. This subject introduces the formal methodology as well as the tools and technologies required to develop and implement applications for the Web. Students will explore issues in the specification, implementation and operation of web applications that will facilitate future development of applications for the Web.

Objectives: On completion of this subject students should understand:
  • how to develop requirements for a web application
  • how to model web applications
  • Web application architectures
  • security issues with web applications

Individual participation and contribution to workshops (20%) throughout the semester; a group assignment (30%) involving practical application of tools and technologies in the context of Web applications which should take no longer than 20 hours and is due in week 12; a two-hour written examination in the examination period (50%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:

After completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • the ability to synthesize prior Informatics skills and knowledge
  • the ability to apply theory to practice
  • the ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • the capacity for independent thought and reflection
Notes: This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree).
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science
Diploma in Informatics
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Science Informatics
Related Breadth Track(s): Information and the Web
Informatics A

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