CS139-15 Web Development Technologies
To introduce students to contemporary technologies used for web design and development, and to equip them with the basic technical skills required to deploy such technologies. This module is only available to students based in the Computer Science Department and cannot be taken as an unusual option by external students.
To introduce students to contemporary technologies used for web design and development, and to equip them with the basic technical skills required to deploy such technologies.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
Concepts in web design
- Web systems
Web development technologies
- Server programming languages (such as PHP, Python or Perl)
- Configuration and maintenance of web servers (such as Apache)
- Asynchronous technologies (such as AJAX and LAMP)
- Markup languages (including HTML5, CSS, XML)
Cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS)
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical appreciation of usability, accessibility and adherence to standards in the design of dynamic web sites.
- Configure and maintain a web server.
- Understand the technologies used to support dynamic web sites.
- Design and code functional web server applications.
Indicative reading list
Please see Talis Aspire link for most up to date list.
Subject specific skills
- Designing and coding web server applications with an appreciation of usability, accessibility, and adherence to standards
- How to configure and maintain a web server
- Programming in various languages (Python, PHP, HTML/CSS, etc.)
|Lectures||20 sessions of 1 hour (13%)|
|Practical classes||10 sessions of 2 hours (13%)|
|Private study||110 hours (73%)|
Private study description
Private study will entail:
- Background reading of recommended texts
- Independent program design and programming related to the assignment
- Revision of lecture slides and past exam papers
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.
Assessment group C2
Unsupervised practical assignment. This assessment is worth more than 3 CATS and is, therefore, ineligible for self-certification.
~Platforms - AEP
Assessment group R1
~Platforms - AEP
Feedback on assessment
Written feedback on practical assignment
This module is Optional for:
- Year 1 of UCSA-G400 BSc Computing Systems
- Year 1 of UCSA-G402 MEng Computing Systems
- Year 1 of UCSA-G500 Undergraduate Computer Science
- Year 1 of UCSA-G503 Undergraduate Computer Science MEng
- Year 1 of UCSA-I1N1 Undergraduate Computer Science with Business Studies
- Year 1 of UCSA-G406 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering
- Year 1 of UCSA-G408 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering
- Year 1 of UCSA-GN51 Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies
This module is Option list B for:
- Year 1 of UCSA-G4G1 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics
- Year 1 of UCSA-G4G3 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics