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SIT313 - Developing Client-Server Web Applications


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Azadeh Ghari Neiat

SIT103, SIT120 and SIT232



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


 Web technologies are used to underpin many modern software applications, and understanding how to build client and server side programs is an integral part of building these applications. This unit is part of the application development major, and explores the development of web applications using the latest standards. The learning experiences in this unit will help students understand how to build both the client and server side software needed to drive modern applications. Students will expand their abilities in both web development and database knowledge and skills gained in earlier units by learning how to utilise client-server programming languages to create small data-driven web applications.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Design and develop client side components of a web-based application using contemporary tools, languages and frameworks.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Design and implement RESTful web services using contemporary tools, languages and frameworks.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Identify options for, and deploy web applications to suitable production environments.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Justify achieved outcomes through providing relevant evidence and critiquing the quality of that evidence against given criteria.
GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Learning portfolio Portfolio consisting of programming code, presentations, and reports 100% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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