COIT12207 - Internet Applications

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


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 1 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 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 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 40%

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 76.92% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 41.94% 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: BIT course review and discipline reflection.
More HTML5 and JavaScript topics are expected.
Add new materials in HTML5 and JavaScript to the unit.
Action Taken
The HTML5 and JavaScript topics were been added to Weeks 1 - 3.
Source: BIT course review and discipline reflection.
Java Server Faces (JSF) topics need to be removed.
Remove the 3-week materials in the JSF topics from the unit.
Action Taken
The Java Server Faces topics have been removed.
Source: BIT course review and discipline reflection.
Theoretical topics need to be added.
Add theoretical topics in web application architecture, client-server communication, and security issues to the unit.
Action Taken
The related theoretical topics have been added to the weekly slides.
Source: BIT course review and discipline reflection.
The software adopted in the unit teaching should be updated to the most recent versions.
Update the learning materials aligning with the new software versions.
Action Taken
The software has been updated to the most recent versions. The related materials have been updated accordingly.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Coordinator's reflection
Assessment criteria and the score allocated should reflect the workload more rationally.
Review the marking criteria.
Action Taken
Source: Students' Unit Evaluation
Feedback on students' assessments needs to be improved.
Provide more detailed and constructive feedback to students on their work.
Action Taken
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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