Web Information Technologies

Subject INFO30005 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours, comprising of two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour workshop per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


One subject from Group A and one subject from Group B

Group A

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013

Group B

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview:

The Web has radically changed society, politics, science, business and the way people work. This subject introduces the concepts, technologies and standards underpinning the World Wide Web and its applications. You will learn to apply tools and techniques required to design and develop applications for the Web. Topics covered include the infrastructure of the Web; the architecture of Web applications; data representation on the Web; the structure of the Web; Web development processes; multimedia, security and social aspects of the Web.


On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand the concepts, technologies and standards underpinning the World Wide Web
  • Use and evaluate appropriate architectures for Web applications
  • Use Web technologies and frameworks to develop Web applications
  • Design and build medium-scale Web applications
  • Analyse and evaluate the implication of Web applications

  • A two-stage project expected to take 36 hours, with stages due in the middle and at the end of semester (50%)
  • One 2-hour examination held in the examination period (50%)

To pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% overall

  • 25/50 for the project
  • And 25/50 for the end-of-semester written examination
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Breadth Options:

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

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • An ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • The capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection
  • An expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and the capacity to do so
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team

Related Course(s): Diploma in Informatics
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Computing and Software Systems
Science Informatics
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
Related Breadth Track(s): Working with Information

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