COIT12207 - Internet Applications

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


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 COIT11237, COIT11222 and COIS12036


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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 2 - 2022 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 and Written Assessment 30%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 30%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.02% 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: Unit Coordinator's reflection
JavaScript is widely used in Internet applications and is not currently covered in the unit
Add JavaScript topics in the content
Action Taken
Implemented. JavaScript components were taught in Week 4 and jQuery was introduced in Week 2.
Source: Students' unit evaluation and feedback from colleagues
Assignment 1 should include a range of authentic tasks relevant to internet applications
Maintain authentic tasks for the three assignments. Add JavaScript topic in the current Assignment 1 to make the web application with more dynamic content
Action Taken
Implemented. The current three assignments address real world applications.
Source: Students evaluation
More links for further learning is expected.
Provide links to related resources (e.g. JavaScript, PHP) for further learning.
Action Taken
Source: Students evaluation
Assignment criteria may be more clearer and concise.
Review and improve assignment criteria.
Action Taken
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

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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment