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.
This unit will share material between CITS5505 and CITS3401, although there will be some differences in assessment and class. The handbook entry and general unit policies are all available from the online LMS.
With regards to formal contact hours, you will be required to attend the two hour lecture and a one two hour laboratory per week (starting in week 2, for the Monday Lab). There is an optional one hour workshop each week.
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.
|Lecture||2:00 - 4:00 pm||Wednesdays||Engineering Lecture Theatre 1 ENCM:G06|
|Lab||4:00-6:00pm||Mondays||CSSE Lab 2.05|
|Lab||4:00-6:00pm||Wednesdays||ELEC Lab 1.51|
|Lab||8:00-10:00am||Thursdays||CSSE Lab 2.05|
|Lab||10:00am-12:00pm||Thursdays||CSSE Lab 2.05|
|Lab (CITS5505)||12:00-2:00pm||Thursdayss||ELEC Lab 1.51|
|Workshop||2:00-3:00pm||Thursdays||Engingeering Lecture Theatre 1 ENCM:G06|
|Consultation||12:00-2:00pm||Wednesdays||CSSE Room 2.14|
The assessment for CITS3403 consists of a mid-semester test, a group project and a 2 hour formal examination.
The assessment for CITS5505 consists of an individual project, a group project and a 2 hour formal examination.
|Assessment||% of final mark||Assessment Dates|
|Midterm Test (CITS3403)||20||2:00-3:00pm, Thursday 2 April (ELT1)|
|Individual Project||20||6:00pm, Monday 20th April|
|Project||30||6:00pm Monday 25 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.
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: