CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT12207 Internet Applications
Internet Applications
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General Information

Overview

Internet applications are interactive services that are used to perform tasks over the Internet. This unit introduces you to emerging Internet technologies and skills. You will learn how to build dynamic mobile-friendly websites using modern frameworks. You will use a commonly used set of open source technologies to develop database-driven Internet applications. You will also learn how to secure your applications using authentication.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite COIT11237, COIT11222 and COIS12036 or Prerequisite COIT12167, COIT11222 and COIS12036 Anti-requisite: COIT13224

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Students evaluation

Feedback

More links for further learning is expected.

Recommendation

Provide links to related resources (e.g. JavaScript, PHP) for further learning.

Feedback from Students evaluation

Feedback

Assignment criteria may be more clearer and concise.

Recommendation

Review and improve assignment criteria.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and explore the main features of Internet applications
  2. Install and use modern development frameworks
  3. Implement mobile-friendly dynamic websites using modern frameworks
  4. Utilise enterprise-level database connections via an application server
  5. Apply authentication techniques to secure Internet applications
  6. Implement and test Internet applications using a set of open source technologies.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Programming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Database Design (DESN)
  • Information Security (SCTY)
  • Testing (TEST)
  • User Experience Design (HCEV)
  • System integration (SINT)
  • Application support (ASUP)
  • Information Content Publishing (ICPM)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Supplementary

PHP and MySQL Web Development 5th edn (2016)

Authors: Welling, L & Thomson, L
Pearson
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9780321833891
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

The eBook can be purchased from https://www.pearson.com.au/9780133038637

If you prefer to study with a paper text, you can purchase one at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Bootstrap
  • Java EE and NetBeans IDE
  • Notepad++
  • Sublime text editor
  • XAMPP and PHP
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Lily Li Unit Coordinator
l.li@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Bootstrap

  • Bootstrap web project
  • Webpage with Bootstrap styles
  • Overview Bootstrap styles

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Styling contents

  • Create a navigation menu and a footer
  • Create responsive tables
  • Create a 'Contact Us' form
  • Introduction to jQuery

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Grid System

  • Cards and the Grid System
  • Create a product details page with comment threads
  • Embed a video

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

JavaScript Components

  • Create a carousel
  • Create a modal dialog
  • Wrap contents in cards and accordions
  • Project wrap up
  • Work on your assignment 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Web applications with PHP

  • Install and configure XAMPP
  • Create and run a basic PHP document
  • Create a PHP document which utilises functions and implements exception handling

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete and submit Assignment 1


Assignment 1 Due: Week 5 Friday (13 Aug 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Work with MySQL database

  • Work with arrays
  • Create users and database in MySQL
  • Create a PHP project that queries and searches a database

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Work with MySQL database (cont.)

  • Dynamically populate a combo box
  • Display a list of records in PHP
  • Add/Edit/Delete a record in PHP

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Security and authentication

  • Given a vulnerable site, identify some vulnerabilities and secure the site against them
  • Add authentication to a PHP site

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Advanced topics

  • Add session control to your site from last week
  • Work on your assignment 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Complete and submit Assignment 2


Assignment 2 Due: Week 9 Friday (17 Sept 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

JAVA Web applications

  • Install and configure NetBeans
  • Create a JSF project

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Working with Beans

  • Create a Managed Bean for your project
  • Link a Managed Bean in your project

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Facelets Templates

  • Create a Facelets Template
  • Create a Template Client File
  • Work on your assignment 3

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Complete and submit Assignment 3


Assignment 3 Due: Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Lily Li

Phone: +61 7 4923 2267

Email: l.li@cqu.edu.au

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

In this assignment, you are required to design and build a website for a small business using Bootstrap/jQuery. The online business will display product list and product details for advertisement and for sale. The website will provide a search bar to allow people to search for the items. The website should allow people to register their interests in particular products.  Assignment details can be found from the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (13 Aug 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Submit assignment via Assessment block on Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (3 Sept 2021)

Assignment 1 results released


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
40%

Assessment Criteria

Assignment will be assessed by the following criteria:
  • Page structure (18%)
  • Library reference (10%)
  • Bootstrap elements (20%)
  • jQuery (20%)
  • Site Pages (17%)
  • Responsiveness (10%)
  • CSS style (5%)

This assignment is worth 30% of the overall unit marks.  You need to achieve at least 40% of the assignment marks to pass the assignment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See assignment specification on unit website

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and explore the main features of Internet applications
  • Implement mobile-friendly dynamic websites using modern frameworks


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

This assignment asks you to develop a web application for a local small business. The application should allow the business owner to show a list of jobs. The application should also allow the owner to add, edit and delete the jobs. The application should secure the system information by providing authentication to the authorised user. PHP and MySQL technologies will be used in the development. The detailed specifications are available on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (17 Sept 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Submit assignment via Assessment block on Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021)

Assignment 2 results released


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
40%

Assessment Criteria

The assignment criteria:

  • Authentication and Session Control 20%
  • Query and display data 25%
  • Update records in the database 10%
  • Delete data from the database 10%
  • Add records to the database 10%
  • Secure code 10%
  • Presentation 15%

More details are available in the assignment specification.

This assignment is worth 40% of the overall unit marks. You need to achieve at least 40% of the assignment marks to pass the assignment. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See assignment specification

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Install and use modern development frameworks
  • Utilise enterprise-level database connections via an application server
  • Apply authentication techniques to secure Internet applications
  • Implement and test Internet applications using a set of open source technologies.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 3

Task Description

This assignment consists of two Parts.

In Part 1, you are asked to create a simple BMI calculator web application. Java Web Technologies should be used for this application.

In Part 2, you are required to write a 1500-word (approx.) reflection report. Base on the technologies learnt from this unit, you are required to produce a report on the following topics:

  1. Introduction
  2. What have you learnt from COIT12207 Internet Applications?
  3. What difficulties have you experienced in the study? Describe how you dealt with the difficulties.
  4. What do you think of project-based learning? 
  5. What are your views of application development and technologies in the next few years?
  6. Conclusion
  7. References

The detailed specifications are available on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Submit assignment via Assessment block on Moodle


Return Date to Students

Certificate day


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
40%

Assessment Criteria

Assignment will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  1. Index page 20%
  2. Response page 20%
  3. Managed Bean 20%
  4. Reflection report 40%

This assignment is worth 30% of the overall unit marks. You need to achieve at least 40% of the assignment marks to pass the assignment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See assignment specification

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and explore the main features of Internet applications
  • Install and use modern development frameworks
  • Utilise enterprise-level database connections via an application server
  • Implement and test Internet applications using a set of open source technologies.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

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