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CITS3403 Agile Web Development — Home

Unit Coordinator

Dr Wei Liu

Phone: 64883095

Lab Facilitator

Mr Michael Stewart


Consultation Time

Where: CSSE rm 2.18
Time: Wednesday 1-2pm
No appointment needed.



Agile Web Development

Welcome to the website for CITS3403 Agile Web Development. The Internet is continuing to grow, with a shift from the knowledge provision that typified the Web of the last decade, to highly interactive sites sometimes referred to as 'Web 2.0'. This has led not only to some remarkable business opportunities but also to profound changes in the way people relate to each other. This unit explores technologies, programming languages and environments that underpin development for the modern Internet. It builds on students' previous programming experience to develop and demonstrate technologies in action.

Please use the menu on the left to access the course information and materials as they become available.

Getting started

The handbook entry and general unit policies are all available from the online unit outline.

Contact hours

With regards to formal contact hours, you will be required to attend two lectures and a one 2-hour laboratory per week (starting in week 2).

A six-point unit is deemed to be equivalent to one quarter of a full-time workload, and so you will be expected to commit 10-12 hours per week to the unit, averaged over the entire semester. Careful attention to time management will be needed to ensure that you are not overloaded when deadlines approach.

Type Time Day Location
Lecture 2:00 - 4:00 pm Wednesdays Robert Street Lecture Theatre G16
Lab 4:00-6:00pm Mondays CSSE Lab 2.01
Lab 4:00-6:00pm Wednesdays CSSE Lab 2.01
Lab 4:00-6:00pm Fridays CSSE Lab 2.01
Consultation 1:00-2:00pm Wednesdays CSSE Room 2.18


The assessment for CITS3403 consists of a mid-semester test, a two-staged project and a 2 hour formal examination.

Assessment % of final mark Assessment Dates
Project Stage I 20 11:59pm Monday 9 April
Mid-semester Test 10 2:00-2:45pm, Wednesday 11 April
Project Stage II 20 11:59pm Monday 28 May Thursday 31 May
Final exam 50 End of Semester Examination Period

As the semester proceeds, your continuous assessment results will be recorded and you can check these by using the csmarks system.

Please note that we are not permitted to release final exam marks to students until after the final marks are released by the University of Western Australia.

Textbook & Resources

There are a number of excellent online resources and textbooks for the subjects covered in this unit. For the lectures and lab exercises, we may refer to the books:

Note that here are sufficient resources for your study available online. These include:

Feel free to suggest additional resources you have found useful.

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