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CSC3426 Web Technology 2

Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Web Technology 2
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 029999 - Information Technology not els
Grading basis : Graded

Staffing

Examiner: Stijn Dekeyser

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CSC2406

Other requisites

CSC2408

Rationale

While CSC2406 Web Technology 1 covers the skills required to develop web pages using client-side technologies, computing professionals working in the web publishing area additionally need skills in setting up and managing web sites and services on the server-side. This course will focus on those skills; including server side scripting and managing security aspects of web sites.

Synopsis

This course builds on CSC2406 Web Technology 1 and conveys the essential skills and knowledge required to create and maintain high quality web sites. The course will cover web server setup and management, as well as server-side programming of dynamically generated web sites. Course material may only be available via the web. While the course will use PHP as the programming language for server-side scripting, prior experience with it is not required. However, experience with programming in a high level language (e.g. Javascript or others) is essential. Basic is experience with using Linux/Unix is suggested.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students will have:

  1. apply core aspects of the technical foundations of the Web, including HTTP, to a web site;
  2. created dynamic and interactive web sites and applications;
  3. efficiently maintained and secured a web site.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 15.00
2. Server-side Scripting Languages (PHP) 40.00
3. Web Server Configuration (Apache) 10.00
4. Input Validation and Security 10.00
5. Web Data Integration (SQLite) 10.00
6. Asynchronous Communication (Ajax) 10.00
7. Frameworks 5.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=CSC3426)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

Students must have access to a well-resourced computer (and be able to install software on it), and have an adequate Internet connection.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 30.00
Laboratory 13.00
Lectures 26.00
Private Study 96.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Assignment 1 100 15 05 Sep 2019
Assignment 2 100 20 24 Oct 2019
Examination 100 65 End S2 (see note 1)

Notes
  1. This will be a Closed Examination. The total working time for the examination is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them, to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4).

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.

    Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.

    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into a closed examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).

Evaluation and benchmarking

In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:

  1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
  2. forms part of the Bachelor of Information Technology and Master of Computing Technology and is benchmarked against the internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.

Other requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

  2. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in this course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect the same grades as those students who do possess them.