INFO263-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Web Design and Development

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


An introduction to the design and development of business applications based on internet and World Wide Web technologies. The course covers the concepts and practices of web design and development, including development of dynamic content websites as well as the technological infrastructure necessary to support these systems. Practical application of concepts will be carried out in weekly labs involving the design and construction of business web sites.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to:
1.  Work in teams to design and develop a fully-functional Web page system.
2.  Explain the operational issues associated with developing a client side interface.
3.  Design and implement client-side applications.
4.  Design and implement Web pages that are easy to navigate, interesting and efficient for a Web user.
4.  Design and implement applications that connect Web pages to databases on the server side.


30 points from (INFO123, INFO125, COSC121, COSC122)



Course Coordinator

Constantine Zakkaroff


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 25%
Web design project 40%
Final Exam 35%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Nixon, Robin; Learning PHP, MySQL, & JavaScript : with jQuery, CSS & HTML5 ; 5th edition; O'Reilly, 2018.

The textbook may be purchased from University of Canterbury bookshop, or online in eBook format.
The textbook is also available in electronic format via UC Library.

Additional readings will be posted on UC Learn along with all lecture and lab material.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the departments and faculties page .

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