CITS3403 Agile Web Development
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Data Science major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- This unit explores technologies, programming languages and environments that underpin the development of modern web applications. It builds on students' previous programming and data management experience to develop and demonstrate technologies in action. Topics and techniques evolve from year to year to stay at the technological front-end of the rapidly changing web and internet fields. Examples include historical milestones of the internet and web; client/server models; internet protocols; document standards; development environments; client-side, server-side programming; n-tiered application architectures; database access and abstraction; and open-source tools.
- Students are able to (1) understand the key components that work together to enable the delivery of data and services on today's internet; (2) speak the 'language of the internet', understand the technologies behind the terms and how they fit together, and back this up with examples of hands-on programming experience; (3) demonstrate generic skills in problem formulation and solution; and (4) exercise skills in teamwork and communication.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project
part 1 - individual (20%)
part 2 - group (20%); (2) mid-semester test; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Tim French
- Unit rules
- CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python (formerly Problem Solving and Programming)
CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java (formerly Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering)
CITS2002 Systems Programming
CITS1002 Programming and Systems;; for pre-2012 courses: one of CITS1200 Java Programming
CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering
CITS1210 C Programming
CITS1002 Programming and Systems
CITS2002 Systems Programming
CITS1220 Software Engineering
- Advisable prior study:
- CITS1402 Relational Database Management Systems (formerly CITS1402 Introduction to Databases)
- CITS4230 Internet Technologies
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
Ruby, S. et al. Agile Web Development with Rails, 4th edn: The Pragmatic Programmers 2011
Sebesta, R. W. Programming the World Wide Web, 7th edn: Pearson 2013
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.