CITS3403 Agile Web Development

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Computer Science; Data Science; International Cybersecurity; Computing and Data Science; Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity major sequences
  • Level 3 core unit in the Software Engineering specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
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.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the key components that work together to enable the delivery of data and services on today's internet; (2) understand the technologies behind the terms and how they fit together, and back this up with examples of hands-on programming experience; (3) develop web applications using client side and server side technologies.; and (4) explain and apply agile project methodologies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) web application project; (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
Prerequisites:
CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java (ID 296) or CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python (ID 411) or CITS2002 Systems Programming (ID 4722) or equivalent
Advisable prior study:
CITS1402 Relational Database Management Systems (formerly CITS1402 Introduction to Databases) or CITS2232 Databases
Incompatibility:
CITS4230 Internet Technologies
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
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