Engineering for Internet Applications

Subject SWEN90002 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours, made up of 12 three-hour lectures (one per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours


Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Familiarity with software development for internet applications
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. 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:


Dr Ed Kazmierczak


Subject Overview:

Topics covered include: Web software architectures; languages and standards for data and applications on the World Wide Web; protocols for data exchange, program invocation, self-description, and discovery that form a basis for Web Services. Technologies discussed include HTML, HTTP, XML, SOAP, and WSDL. The development platform will be either Java Web Services platform or Microsoft's .NET. The use of these technologies for creating sample client-server and distributed applications will also be discussed.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Describe the concepts, tecnologies and standards underpinning the World Wide Web and its applications
Assessment: Two projects due around weeks 7 and 12, expected to take approximately 36 hours (40%), class participation (20%), and an end-of-semester written examination not exceeding 3 hours in duration (40%).
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 completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
  • AbiManage information and documentation
  • Communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)
Master of Engineering in Distributed Computing
Master of Information Technology
Master of Software Systems Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

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