Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Topics covered in this subject include Web programming, audience-based web page/site development: HTML and DHTML links, images, ImageMap, tables, frames, form; style sheets, Javascript; logical design of web user interface; usability testing, web presence and visibility; XML, AJAX, and XSLT; mobile Web

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE1OOF or students must be admitted in SBITD

Co-requisites CSE2DBF

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the principles of Web user interface design in analyzing and building Web sites.

There are 4 lectures on this topic where Web interface design guidelines are explained, with examples/case studies; the assignment involves application of these principles in evaluating the Web site the students design.

02. Design and build Web sites using a systematic engineering process.

This is explained throughout the lecture series, each set of lectures covering a stage of the process; the students not only observe the design process via case studies, but also then carry out their own designs in the quiz and in the assignment.

03. Identify the issues of usability testing; articulate different forms of usability testing and where they are used; execute usability testing on Web sites.

There are 4 lectures on this topic of usability testing, many examples are given in lectures on different forms of usability testing, with case studies for web sites. Students perform testing as part of their programming assignment.

04. Construct Web sites using a combination of DHTML technologies and simple server-side scripting.

Laboratory work involves learning a range of different technologies; the assignment involves using these technologies to program a Web site, and there is a mid-semester quiz that test their grasp on these technologies.

05. Document a Web site design using textual and diagrammatic formats.

The assignment involves documenting their design and system; there are 4 lectures on diagrams for documenting Web sites with examples

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Mann

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 3-hour examination65 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 750-word programming assignment30 01, 02, 04, 05
one class test5 04