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Unit Coordinator

Dr Tim French

Phone: 64882794

Lab Facilitator

Mr Tom Smoker, Mr Haolin Wu


Consultation Time

Where: CSSE rm 2.14
Time: Wednesday 12-2pm
No appointment needed.



  • [14 Feb 2020] This unit currently has 190 CITS3403 students and 40 CITS5505 students enrolled. Almost twice as many as last year!
  • [14 Feb 2020] Labs, lectures and workshops all start in week 1.
  • [24 Feb 2020] Update: Labs will be starting in week 2.
  • [24 Feb 2020] Welcome to the first day of semester. The first class will be the lecture on Wednesday at 2.

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

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.

Contact hours

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.

Type Time Day Location
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.

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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