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Web Information Technologies (INFO30005)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeINFO30005
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


The Web has radically changed society, politics, science, business and the way people work. This subject introduces the concepts, technologies and standards underpinning the World Wide web and its applications. You will learn to apply tools and techniques required to model, design and develop applications for the web that can run on one or more platforms. Topics covered include the infrastructure of the web; the architecture of web applications; data representation and structure of the web; modeling and development processes for Web applications; security and social aspects of the Web. This subject assumes background programming skills and the basics of algorithmic thinking. These skills are combined with incremental and iterative development to develop functional and creative web applications that can support specific requirements or aspects of human work or social behaviour.


Fundamental aspects of the Web: client server model, modelling of web applications (modelling data, content, functional aspects and navigation), incremental and iterative design and development of web applications, usability aspects and testing of web applications, and web application security.

Examples of Web applications that students develop are:

  • A location-aware application for finding recommended restaurants nearby
  • A social app for hosting and developing HTML5 games
  • An application that lets users upload photos of themselves to see what they’d look like with different hairstyles

Intended learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Understand the concepts, technologies and standards underpinning the Wold Wide web
  2. Use and evaluate appropriate architectures for web applications
  3. Use Web technologies and frameworks to develop web applications
  4. Model, design and build secure, medium-scale web applications
  5. Analyse and evaluate the social impact and value of web applications.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • An ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and develop a solution
  • The capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection
  • An expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and the capacity to do so
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a small team
  • The ability to develop appropriate presentation skills

Eligibility and requirements


One subject from Group A AND one subject from Group B

Group A

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
INFO20003 Database Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO20001 INFO90002

Group B

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
INFO20002 Foundations of Informatics 12.5
Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
SWEN20003 Object Oriented Software Development
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP20008 Elements of Data Processing
Semester 1
Semester 2

or entry into MC-IT 100 or 150 point programs



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • One multi-stage project (50%) with stages due at regular intervals throughout the semeste, requiring approximately 60-65 hours of work. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 5 are addressed in the multi-stage project. The project is a hurdle and must be passed to pass the subject,
  • One written 2 hour end of semester examination (50%). ILOs 1 to 5 are addressed in the examination. The examination is a hurdle and must be passed to pass the subject.

Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, students must obtain:

  • at least 50% overall (25/50) for the project
  • at least 50% (25/50) for the examination.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorFarah Khan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours, comprising of two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour workshop per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts


  • Subject notes

    Learning And Teaching Methods

    The subject is delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops (combination of tutorial and individual/group work in a computer lab). Students get hands-on experience by applying principles taught in lectures in the workshops through discussions and by doing. Students also develop their presentation skills by presenting at least two prototypes and the final version of the web application during the different stages of the incremental development and design process.

    Indicative Key Learning Resources

    Students have access to lecture notes, lecture slides, workshops and supportive tools and frameworks to model, design and develop Web applications. The subject LMS site also contains links to recommended resources for modelling, programming, and advanced problems for students who want to enrich their learning experience.

    Careers / Industry Links

    As an initial modelling and design subject, the modelling and design approach taught in this subject can be considered an introduction to more complex Software Engineering (SE) principles taught in more advanced SE subjects at the graduate level. Examples of companies/organisations which have been involved in the delivery of the subject (through guest lectures etc.) are 99designs (web-based logo design) and NICTA (web-based protein visualisation).

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 12 June 2019