Engineering for Internet Applications

Subject SWEN90002 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

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: 12 one-hour lectures (one per week), 12 two-hour workshops (one per week).
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Familiarity with software development for internet applications

Non Allowed Subjects:


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 Aaron Harwood


Dr Aaron Harwood


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 the subject students should be able to:

  • Become familiar with numerous technologies and design patterns for building internet applications
  • Be able to critically analyse a given approach/pattern
  • Work in groups to develop complex software
  • 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%)

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

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

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