MMST12009 - Web Application Development

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will teach you how to create dynamic, database-driven web applications using leading open-source technologies: the Apache web server, the PHP scripting language, the MySQL database system, and the WordPress content management system.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: DGTL11006 Coding Fundamentals OR MMST11002 Web Design

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

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 30%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Practical 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 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 77.78% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 47.37% 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: Student and Unit Teaching Evaluations
Feedback
Review assessment due dates for second-year units
Recommendation
Review assessment dates for MMST12009 and other units offered in the same term in the Bachelor of Digital Media. Encourage students to observe the information in each weekly Study Guide module, which advises them when to start working on each assignment.
Action Taken
Students were frequently reminded of the assessment deadlines, and they were advised to begin working on their assignments early to avoid last-minute stress.
Source: SUTE unit comment report
Feedback
Provide clear guidelines in the assessment task about what constitutes "efficient and elegant coding."
Recommendation
To include clear guidelines in the assessment task about what constitutes "efficient and elegant coding,"
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. install and configure the Apache web server, the PHP scripting language, the MySQL database system and the WordPress content management system
  2. build and maintain web sites with the WordPress content management system
  3. understand fundamental programming principles and write PHP scripts
  4. understand fundamental database concepts and build databases with MySQL
  5. access and manipulate the contents of a database using the Structured Query Language (SQL)
  6. use Apache, PHP and MySQL together to create dynamic, database-driven web applications

Not applicable

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical 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
7 - Cross Cultural 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 - Practical Assessment