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Back-end Web Development (11058.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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This unit introduces the fundamental server-side technologies that power modern web development. Students will be introduced to the principles of object-orientated programming, basic database design and content management systems. Through a mix of practical and theoretical project-based work, students will recognise the distinction between client-side and server-side languages and technology, as well as gain the knowledge and skills required to create fully featured web applications.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify, analyse and implement appropriate server-side technologies;

2. Plan and develop a web application using data retrieved from a database; and

3. Critically evaluate, setup and maintain a content management system.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of flexible interactive workshops, consisting of lectures, practical exercises, reports and seminars per week.


11055 Programming for Design



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