Courses & Units

Intelligent and Secure Web Development KIT214

BICT students need to get permission from the unit coordinator to enrol in the online offering. The online offering is primarily reserved for students enrolled in courses that are available online (e.g. Diploma of ICT Professional Practice, Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice). Online students will need to attend online tutorials.


Cloud computing forms the backbone of many internet-based applications nowadays. These platforms use advanced operating systems and web service technologies to create and share information. Data stored and exchanged in this cloud-based application follow specific formats. The data exchange can be improved with respect to consumer demands by implementing intelligent algorithms at the server-side programs. This unit introduces you to principles and practices of developing secure and intelligent cloud-based web applications. It will cover topics and technologies related to Cloud Computing such as virtual machines, Linux, Apache server and web services with scripting languages such as PHP or NodeJS. Students will use a cloud platform to create well-architected deployments of secure and intelligent distributed applications. Completing this unit will provide you with the opportunity to complete the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials training and prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (Foundational) certification. 


Unit name Intelligent and Secure Web Development
Unit code KIT214
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Ananda Maiti
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain security and performance issues in traditional and cloud-based web applications
  • Develop a configuration plan for cloud resources to support scalable web services
  • Apply appropriate countermeasures and prevention techniques to secure a web application
  • Design Intelligent Cloud based Web application to support modern business requirements

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
020103 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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Teaching Pattern

On-Campus enrolments in Hobart and Launceston: 

  • Lectures: 2 hours weekly-lecture
  • Tutorials: 2 hrs/wk - For this unit, students are expected to attend on-campus tutorials; an online tutorial will be available for students with special circumstances (permission is required to attend the online tutorial)

On-Campus Melbourne teaching arrangements may differ and will be advised by your teaching team. 
Online teaching arrangements may differ and will be advised by your teaching team. 

AssessmentLab Tutorials (10%)|Quiz 1 (20%)|Quiz 2 (20%)|Assignment 1 (25%)|Assignment 2 (25%)
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