BN102 - Web Systems

Credit Points: 15

Prerequisite: N/A

Co-requisite: N/A

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:  and 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:

  1. HTML and Web Standards.
  2. Cascading Style Sheets
  3. Web Page Layouts
  4. Data Tables and Web Forms
  5. Web Site Planning and Navigation
  6. Web Usability and Accessibility

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the structure of the Web and build web forms.
  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  to control Web page layout and to manipulate properties of objects on web pages.
  6. Discuss graphics file formats and computer colour basics.

Teaching Method

Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Face to Face


Assessment Task
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Midterm Test a,d,e*10%
Assignment 1a-f*20%
Assignment 2f*25%
Laboratory participation & submissiona-f*10%
Final Examination (2 hours)a-f*35%
Total 100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.


  • T. Felke-Morris, H. College, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5, 8th Edition, Pearson, Australia, 2017

Reference Reading

  • 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

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 communicateIndependent and Lifelong LearningEthicsAnalytical and Problem SolvingCultural and Global AwarenessTeamwork Cooperation, Participation and LeadershipSpecialist knowledge of a field of study


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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