SENG365-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Web Computing Architectures

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques for developing applications that are delivered via the world wide web. Students will gain practical experience in developing software using a variety of current web application platforms, and will gain an understanding of the technical details of the underlying frameworks used and their implications when producing complex web-based software systems.

This course explores modern web applications and the underlying distributed application technologies. Topics will include web fundamentals (HTML, HTTP), data persistence, web application architectures, AJAX, web services and directions in web computing.

Learning Outcomes

  • 1.1 Overall
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop simple web applications
  • Appreciate the challenges encountered when designing web applications
  • Develop an understanding about the underlying technologies of current web technologies.
  • Appreciate the value of emerging web technologies

    1.2 Specific
  • Understand the architecture of web applications including the limitations imposed by the underlying stateless HTTP protocol
  • Understand architectures for web applications e.g. 3-tier, MVC, MVP and MVVM.
  • Appreciate some of the issues of web application security including an awareness of such attacks as SQL injection, cross-site scripting and identity theft.
  • Be able to write a simple web application in appropriate well-structured technologies (e.g. PHP, JavaScript), using a data source for persistent storage (e.g. MySQL or MongoDB), with data queries and updates.
  • Understand the principles behind AJAX and be able to make simple use of it in a web application.
  • Understand some of the extended capabilities provided by HTML5.
  • Understand how web services work (e.g. SOAP-based and RESTful) and be able to design and implement a simple web service.

Pre-requisites

COSC265 or two courses out of (INFO223, INFO253, INFO263). RP: SENG201 is strongly recommended.

Restrictions

COSC365

Recommended Preparation

SENG201 is strongly recommended.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Eng Core 222 Drawing Office 2 (20/2-20/3, 3/4, 1/5-29/5)
Eng Core 223 Drawing Office 1 (20/2-20/3, 3/4, 1/5-29/5)
18 Feb - 24 Mar
1 Apr - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 136 Lab 4 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 136 Lab 4 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 136 Lab 4 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 131 Lab 1 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00 Eng Core 222 Drawing Office 2 (27/3)
Eng Core 223 Drawing Office 1 (27/3)
25 Mar - 31 Mar

Timetable Note

Depending on final student numbers, some of the advertised lab/tutorial streams may not run. Final lab/tutorial options will be available for self-allocation closer to the start of the semester through My Timetable.

Please note that Associate Professor Austen Rainer is Course Coordinator/Lecturer for Term 1 and Associate Professor Andreas Willig will be Course Coordinator for Term 2.

Course Coordinators

Austen Rainer and Andreas Willig

Lecturers

Thomas Young and Brad Beveridge

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 25%
Exam 30%
Mid Semester Exam 20%
Assignment 2 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Information relating to this course can be found on the SENG365 Learn site Class notices and course notes will also be distributed via Learn. References to recommended reading (mostly web-based) will be given in lectures and labs.

Notes

There are several important documents available online about departmental regulations, policies and guidelines at the following site. We expect all students to be familiar with these.

Notices about this class will be posted to the class forum in the Learn system.

COSC students will also be made members of a class called “CSSE Notices”, where general notices will be posted that apply to all classes (such as information about building access or job opportunities).

Additional Course Outline Information

Grade moderation

The Computer Science department's grading policy states that in order to pass a course you must meet two requirements:
1. You must achieve an average grade of at least 50% over all assessment items.
2. You must achieve an average mark of at least 45% on invigilated assessment items.
If you satisfy both these criteria, your grade will be determined by the following University- wide scale for converting marks to grades: an average mark of 50% is sufficient for a C- grade, an average mark of 55% earns a C grade, 60% earns a B- grade and so forth. However if you do not satisfy both the passing criteria you will be given either a D or E grade depending on marks. Marks are sometimes scaled to achieve consistency between courses from year to year.

Students may apply for special consideration if their performance in an assessment is affected by extenuating circumstances beyond their control.

Applications for special consideration should be submitted via the Examinations Office website within five days of the assessment.

Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Department and an application to the Examinations Office may not be required.

Special consideration is not available for items worth less than 10% of the course.

Students prevented by extenuating circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $956.00

International fee $5,250.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Computer Science and Software Engineering.

All SENG365 Occurrences

  • SENG365-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019