BN109 - Web and Multimedia Systems

Unit Overview

Credit Points:Prerequisite:Co-requisite:Workload:
15.00N/AN/A48 contact hours

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.

This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet) courses.

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

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

  1. Discuss the Web site development process
  2. Analyse client needs and create effective navigation for Web sites
  3. Apply good design and coding practices to ensure the standards‐compliance, presentation, and usefulness of Web and multimedia content
  4. Plan, design, produce and test a multimedia project
  5. Identify and describe issues relating to privacy, security, copyright and censorship

Teaching Method

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


Assessment TaskLearning Outcomes Assessed*Weighting
Midterm Testa10%
Assignment 1a-c20%
Assignment 2d,e25%
Laboratory participation & submissiona-e10%
Final Examination (2 hours)a-e*35%
Total 100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.


Note: Students are required to purchase the prescribed text book and have it available each week in class.

Prescribed Text Book:

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.

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.

Adopted Reference Style: IEEE

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 Solving Cultural and Global AwarenessTeam workSpecialist knowledge of a field of study



Levels of attainmentExtent covered
5The 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
4The 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
3The 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 
2The 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