Courses & Units

Web Programming Fundamentals KIT202

Introduction

This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system that uses a web interface to a backend database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as developed in the introductory units in these areas. The emphasis in the unit is on mastery of the key concepts and the basic knowledge and skills required to build this kind of application. The unit will provide students with an awareness of the wide range of technologies that are used to support this kind of application, but will examine only a limited number of these technologies to demonstrate the key concepts and their application. The unit explores the purposes and approaches in using scripting and markup languages in relation to the client-server paradigm. The role of both server-side (backend) and client-side (frontend) code are examined. Students will study the use of markup and scripting programming languages to connect to databases via a network.

Students are introduced to some of the most common security issues involved in the development of web-based software, including secure coding practices, secure database access, secure data communications, and the security of web applications. Students are provided with a range of practical exercises to reinforce their skills, including authenticating and authorising users programmatically, performing user input validation, and developing secure data-driven web applications.

Summary

Unit name Web Programming Fundamentals
Unit code KIT202
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Lawrence Sambrooks
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design frontend web interfaces using industry standard tools and techniques to satisfy user experience requirements in accordance with best practice
  • Program functional websites that employ secure backend data management techniques
  • Construct cross-platform secure web applications using collaborative approaches
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KIT101 or KIT107 or KIT103

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hours/week
Tutorials: 2 hours/week - This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials

AssessmentTest (40%)|Weekly Tutorial Tasks (10%)|Assignment 1 (20%)|Assignment 2 (30%)
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Textbooks

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