Credit Points: 15
Workload: 48 contact hours
Campus: Melbourne, Sydney
Aims & Objectives
This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BNet and BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in web systems. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking and http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-engineering-technology-telecommunications. This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet and BEngTech(Tel)) courses.
This unit provides a solid foundation for understanding the key issues associated with designing successful, standards-based Web systems. The purpose of the course is to facilitate proficiency in Web systems development through thorough explanations and numerous hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to overall Web system layout and navigation planning, accessibility and website development using HTML (e.g., XHTML or HTML5) and CSS (e.g., CSS3). The unit also covers basic principles of creating dynamic web pages.
This unit will cover the following topics:
- HTML and Web Standards.
- Cascading Style Sheets
- Web Page Layouts
- Data Tables and Web Forms
- Web Site Planning and Navigation
- Web Usability and Accessibility
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Analyse the structure of the Web and build web forms.
- Discuss the Web site development process.
- Analyse client needs and create effective navigation for Web sites.
- Apply good design and coding practices to ensure the standards-compliance, presentation, and usefulness of Web content.
- Use the CSS to control Web page layout and to manipulate properties of objects on web pages.
- Discuss graphics file formats and computer colour basics.
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
|Laboratory participation & submission||a-f*||10%|
|Final Examination (2 hours)||a-f*||35%|
*refer to learning outcomes above.
- T. Felke-Morris, H. College, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5, 8th Edition, Pearson, Australia, 2017
- P. Lynch and S. Horton, Web Style Guide, 3rd ed. Retrieved 2015, http://www.webstyleguide.com/
- J. Sklar, Principles of Web Design (The Web Technologies Series), Cengage Learning, 2014
- M. MacDonald, HTML5: The missing manual. O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2014
- D. S. McFarland, CSS: The Missing Manual, 4th ed. O'Reilly Media; Sebastopol, CA, 2015
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Teamwork Cooperation, Participation and Leadership||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|The standard is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations|
|The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations|
|The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations|
|The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials|
|The standard is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard|