Entry Requirements and Weighting

Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisities: N/A
Credit Points: 15 credit points
Level: Year 1, Core
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: (Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours)
  Personal study hours/week: 5

Brief Description

This is a core unit out of a total of 8 units in the Diploma of IT (DIT). This unit addresses the DIT 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/diploma-information-technology

This course 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 Web pages 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:

  1. HTML and Web Standards
  2. Cascading Style Sheets
  3. Box Properties
  4. Web Page Layouts
  5. Web Typography, Graphics and Colour
  6. Data Tables and Web Forms
  7. Dynamic Technologies
  8. Web Site Planning and Navigation
  9. Web Systems Design Principles
  10. Web Usability and Accessibility

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Analyse the structure of the Web
  2. Discuss the Web site development process
  3. Analyse client needs and create effective navigation for Web sites
  4. Apply good design and coding practices to ensure the standards-compliance, presentation, and usefulness of Web content
  5. Use the CSS box model to control a Web page layout
  6. Use CSS to manipulate properties of objects on web pages
  7. Discuss graphics file formats and computer colour basics
  8. Build Web forms

Graduate Attributes

Ability to communicate Independent and Lifelong Learning Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global Awareness Teamwork Specialist knowledge of a field of study


Colour coding Extent covered
                                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