BN109 - Web and Multimedia Systems

Credit Points: 15 credit points

Workload: 48 hours

Prerequisite: N/A

Co-requisite: N/A

Aims & Objectives

This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet). This unit addresses the BNet 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: This unit is a part of the AQF Level 7 BNet course.

This unit provides a solid foundation for understanding the key issues associated with designing successful, standards-based Web and multimedia systems. The purpose of the course is to facilitate proficiency in Web and Multimedia systems development through thorough explanations and numerous hands-on activities.

This unit will cover the following topics:

  • HTML and Web Standards
  • Web Site Planning and Navigation
  • Web Usability and Accessibility
  • Multimedia: its definitions, characteristics and properties.
  • Web authoring tools to create web pages.
  • Legal and cultural issues, censorship and copyright.

Learning Outcomes

4.1 Course Learning Outcomes
The Course learning outcomes applicable to this unit are listed on the Melbourne Institute of Technology’s website: 

4.2 Unit Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
a. Discuss the Web site development process
b. Analyse client needs and create effective navigation for Web sites
c. Apply good design and coding practices to ensure the standards-compliance, presentation, and usefulness of Web and multimedia content
d. Plan, design, produce and test a multimedia project
e. Identify and describe issues relating to privacy, security, copyright and censorship.

Weekly Topics

This unit will cover the content below:

Week Topics
1 Introduction
2 HTML Basic
4 Visual Elements
5 Web design
6 Page layout, Tables, Forms
7 Understanding Multimedia
8 Graphics and Images, image editing
9 Introduction to Animation
10 Video
11 Ethics and Copyright
12 Review


Assessment Task Due Date A B Learning Outcomes Assessed
Formative Assignment 1 Week 3 (10/04/2022) 5%   a
In-Class Test Week 7 (05/05/2022)   10% a-c
Assignment 2: Group Assignment Week 11 (03/06/2022) 35%   a-d
Laboratory participation & submissions Week 2 – 11 (10/06/2022) 10%   a-e
Final Examination (2 hours)     40% a-e
TOTALS   50% 50%  

Task Type: Type A: unsupervised, Type B: supervised.

Class Participation and Contribution
This unit has class participation and student contribution as an assessment. The assessment task and marking rubric will follow the Guidelines on Assessing Class Participation ( Further details will be provided in the assessment specification on the type of assessment tasks and the marking rubrics.

Presentations (if applicable)
For presentations conducted in class, students are required to wear business attire.

Textbook and Reference Materials


  • T. Felke-Morris, H. College, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5, 8th Edition, Pearson, Australia, 2017.
  • Costello, V., Multimedia Foundations: Core Concepts for Digital Design, 2nd Ed., Focal Press, UK, 2016.


  • W. Fischer, HTML: QuickStart Guide - Creating an Effective Website (HTML, CSS, Javascript), CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • P. Lynch and S. Horton, Web Style Guide, 3rd ed., Retrieved 2015,
  • 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.

Internet references:

Graduate Attributes

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 Team work Specialist knowledge of a field of study


Levels of attainment Extent covered
The attribute 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 attribute 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 attribute 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 attribute 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 attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.