COMP SCI 7207 - Web and Database Computing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 7207 Course Web and Database Computing Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge COMP SCI 1101; or equivalent Restrictions Master of Computing and Innovation, Graduate Diploma in Computer Science and Graduate Certificate in Computer Science students only. Course Description A modern introduction to designing and creating web-based applications. The course covers client-server architecture, database fundamentals, and the principles behind writing software that functions over networks. Widely used web development languages and environments are compared and will be used by students to implement their own applications.
Course Coordinator: Mr Ian Knight
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Describe the architecture of web applications 2 Design and implement accessible and user friendly graphical user interfaces 3 Manipulate data from database and web applications 4 Identify and discuss basic security and confidentiality issues in the development of web applications 5 Interpret online web programming documentation (e.g., APIs) 6 Design and implement a web application
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,4,6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2-4,6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2,4-6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesAll resources used for the course are freely available online. Please see course online site for details
Recommended ResourcesThis course involves the use of:
- Third party API, e.g., google maps
Online LearningThis course involves significant online activities both within and outside of contact time. We request you bring a device with internet access to all scheduled activities.
Full details of the course including all assessments, notes, schedule, etc can be found by following the appropriate semester link at https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au
Learning & Teaching Activities
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The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryDue to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes CBOK Alignment** Prac Exercises 25 Group Summative 8,13 2. 3. 5. 6. 1.1 1.2 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.3 4.4 Web Application Project 65 Individual Summative 14 0.4 1. 2. 3. 4. 1.1 1.2 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.4 5.4 Quizzes 10 Individual Formative 2 to 12 1. 3. 4. 5. 1.1 1.2 3.1 3.2 4.1 Total 100
* The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
**CBOK is the Core Body of Knowledge for ICT Professionals defined by the Australian Computer Society. The alignment in the table above corresponds with the following CBOK Areas:
1. Problem Solving1.1 Abstraction1.2 Design
2. Professional Knowledge2.1 Ethics2.2 Professional expectations2.3 Teamwork concepts & issues2.4 Interpersonal communications2.5 Societal issues2.6 Understanding of ICT profession
3. Technology resources3.1 Hardware & Software3.2 Data & information3.3 Networking
4. Technology Building4.1 Programming4.2 Human factors4.3 Systems development4.4 Systems acquisition
5. ICT Management5.1 IT governance & organisational5.2 IT project management5.3 Service management5.4 Security management
Assessment Related Requirements*Hurdle Requirement: If your overall mark for the course is greater than 44 F but, your mark for the final written exam is less than 40%, your overall mark for the course will be reduced to 44 F.
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Submission details and the assignment descriptions will be published on the course website in https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au.
Penalties for Late Submission of Assignments
Assignments will be subject to the following late penalty policy:
- The maximum mark that can be awarded will reduce by 25% for each day/part day late,
- Marks in excess of the maximum that can be awarded are discarded.
- Assignment work submitted 4 or more days late will receive 0 marks.
On-time Mark 1 Day Late 2 Days Late 3 Days Late 4+ Days Late 25% 25% 25% 25% 0 50% 50% 50% 25% 0 75% 75% 50% 25% 0 100% 75% 50% 25% 0
Extensions for Assignments
If you are unable to complete an assessment by the due date because of medical or compassionate circumstances, you must submit a request to the course coordinator prior to the due date. In your request, you must attach supporting documentation – a medical certificate and/or a letter from the student counselling service. Work requirements are not considered grounds for extensions. If you are working, please make sure you are available for all activities.
Penalties for Late Submission of Quizzes
Due to the nature of the online quizzes, no late submissions are permitted.
The final examination will be scheduled by the examinations office. You will be able to access your exam schedule through Access Adelaide. You must be available during the replacement examination period (check University dates). If you are offered a replacement examination or additional assessment and are unable to attend for any reason, there may be no further opportunity for a replacement examination or additional assessment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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