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COIT12207 Internet Applications
Internet Applications
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General Information


Internet applications are interactive services that are used to perform tasks over the Internet. In this unit, you will learn how to develop dynamic mobile-friendly web applications using emerging technologies. Client-side and server-side scripting languages are introduced. You will use a commonly used set of open source technologies to develop database-driven internet applications. Web application architectures and the related frameworks are covered. You will also learn how to secure your applications using a number of security strategies such as authentication and session control.


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 COIS12036Anti-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 - 2023


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

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 Unit Coordinator's reflection


Hands-on materials on JavaScript can be increased.


Add one or two hands-on projects on JavaScript in Week 2 or Week 3.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator's reflection


Assessment criteria and the score allocated should reflect the workload more rationally.


Review the marking criteria.

Feedback from Students' Unit Evaluation


Feedback on students' assessments needs to be improved.


Provide more detailed and constructive feedback to students on their work.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and explore Web application architectures and client-server communication methods
  2. Investigate, evaluate and use modern development tools and frameworks
  3. Develop mobile-friendly websites to support social innovation
  4. Apply authentication and other security techniques to secure Internet applications
  5. Develop and test database-driven Internet applications using a set of open source technologies.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many 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.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7 (the SFIA code is included)

  • Software Design (SWDN)
  • Programming/Software Development (PROG)
  • System Integration and Build (SINT)
  • Data Modelling and Design (DTAN)
  • User Experience Design (HCEV)
  • Content Authoring (INCA)
  • Content Publishing (ICPM)
  • Information Security (SCTY)
  • Testing (TEST)

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
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources



PHP and MySQL Web Development

Edition: 5th edn (2016)
Authors: Welling, L & Thomson, L
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9780321833891
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

There are no prescribed textbooks for this unit. As a reference, any JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL Web Development books are helpful.  

IT Resources

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