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SIT774 - Web Technologies and Development


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 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Michael Hobbs
Trimester 2: Michael Hobbs



SIT771 and SIT772

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 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour face-to-face workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.


Students enrolled in S778, S779, S735, S536, S635, and S737 are not eligible to enrol in the following units:

SIT771 Object-Orientated Development
SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval
SIT773 Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling
SIT774 Web Technologies and Development


Web technologies and the development of web applications are an integral part of the way contemporary applications are built. This unit is a part of the foundation units in the postgraduate Information Technology courses at Deakin, in which students will learn to develop web applications using latest technologies. Learning experiences in this unit will help students understand how web applications work and will give students the opportunity to conceptualise and implement web related solutions for a range of scenarios. The solutions student develop in this unit will take into account client and server side programming requirements and appropriate techniques. Students will build on learning from the associated programming and database units by learning how to use client and server side programming language 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


Explain the relevance, purpose, and operation of technologies which underpin web applications.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication


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, language 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 Written and visual documentation, including design maps, web pages, program codes and tests 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

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT774 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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