Courses & Units

Secure Web and Cloud Development KIT514


This unit will introduce you to advanced principles and practice of developing secure web deployments. It will focus on the implementation strategies and technology for deploying scalable web applications. Web applications nowadays need to provide customised experiences to the users to provide a consistent use experience and capabilities. The interface must retain user attentions as much as possible. Web pages should be designed carefully, and the interface may change dynamically according to user demands or trends. You will use a cloud platform to create your own deployments of secure distributed web applications, load balancing and server configurations. The web applications will be designed with suitable Web Design Architecture in PHP or NodeJS and suitable database management, e.g., MySQL.


Unit name Secure Web and Cloud Development
Unit code KIT514
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
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse security and performance issues in traditional and cloud-based web applications
  • Develop webservices to implement cloud-based web applications
  • Evaluate and implement appropriate countermeasures and prevention techniques to secure a web application
  • Design cloud-based web applications using the intelligent interface and back-end aligned with 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
020113 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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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. 


AssessmentTutorials (10%)|Quiz 1 (20%)|Quiz 2 (20%)|Assignment 1 (25%)|Assignment 2 (25%)
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