CT4009: Introduction to Web Development


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CT4009: Introduction to Web Development

Module Title Introduction to Web Development
Module Code CT4009
Module Tutor Abu Saleh Mohammed Mahbubul Alam
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module covers the business rationale for using the web as a solution to a business problem, together with the core technologies required to create such solutions. Students will create structured websites using both scripts (eg: html; CSS; JavaScript) and industry-standard software. The module would be suited to a student in any computing field who wishes to obtain an understanding of the Internet, its facilities and technologies and gain experience in production techniques.

Indicative Syllabus

The module covers topics related to an understanding of the Internet, its structures and protocols, the production of html documents and web pages using a range of software and scripting standards. In addition to dealing with issues relating to the development and maintenance of web sites, students will complete a substantial amount of practical work creating websites incorporating the latest web 2 facilities. Students will have the opportunity to design and implement a product from a client brief.

Learning Outcomes

1.  Understand the principles and technologies of the Internet and World Wide Web;

2. incorporate best practices in navigation and usability to design websites that give users easy access to the information;

3. conceptualise and plan an internet-based business that applies appropriate business models and web technologies;

4. design websites using appropriate security principles, focusing specifically on the vulnerabilities inherent in common web implementations;

5. employ fundamental computer theory to a range of web programming techniques;

6. demonstrate the ability to work in a group and negotiate tasks, and the ability to communicate effectively with others

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Group work, standard, written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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