COIT12204 - Web Site Development

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit focuses on the basic technologies and skills required to build business-oriented websites in a .NET environment. You will use ASP.NET and associated technologies to design and build a basic website. The strengths and weaknesses of ASP.NET will be discussed as will alternative.NET development and deployment technologies.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIS12036 & (COIT12167 or COIT11237)

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 Profile

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 15%
2. Practical Assessment 35%
3. Online Test 50%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 83.33% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 42.86% response rate.

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.

Source: Self Reflection
The flow of earlier labs was disjointed with some material from the old text
Revise and rewrite material to fit better with the new textbook
Action Taken
Updated the lecture and lab materials according to the new textbook which already has hands-on weekly practical workshops.
Source: Email
Lab software not available until Week 4
Communicate with the IT support team and ensure that required software is made available by Week 1
Action Taken
Has been resolved and the software was available in the labs.
Source: Self-Reflection
Assessment marking criteria.
Assessment marking criteria needs to be enhanced with allocating marks for documentation. Both Assessment 1 and 2 have no room for documentation and assessments cover only design and coding parts. Unit needs to evaluate students' programming skills as well as documentation for their assessment project.
Action Taken
Source: Student Feedback
Students reported that the assessments were not challenging enough.
n the next offering, an open-ended task will be incorporated so that students can select features of their choice into their web application development to adjust the complexity level within a given boundary.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the key web development technologies available to the .NET developer
  2. Design a business-oriented web site that has a consistent look and feel
  3. Use an integrated suite of software tools in the development of a business-oriented web site
  4. Examine the issues involved in developing and maintaining a web site for a small business
  5. Assess the likely business impact of emerging web deployment 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

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

  • Problem Management (PBMG)
  • Data Analysis (DTAN)
  • Programming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Information Content Authority (INCA)
  • Information Content Publishing (ICPM)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Test