Module Title:Web Programming and Databases
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 8 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: There will be two 1-hour lectures and four hours laboratory work per week. The laboratory sessions will provide students with the opportunity to work on problems and assessments. They will implement (a) the theory presented in lectures and (b) practical material presented during laboratory sessions. These supervised lab sessions will involve the use of appropriate database and programming tools and packages. Students can access notes and resource materials including self-test quizzes, sample databases etc. through a MLE. The students will be expected to participate actively in lectures and lab sessions.
Module Aim: To have students produce dynamic Web applications using client side and server side technologies, with an appreciation of security issues, the User Experience and the importance of testing these web applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Create an interactive programmed website with client side technologies
LO2 Create an ER model for a specific web application requirements.
LO3 Create SQL queries (DML) in support of specific web application requirements.
LO4 Integrate a back-end database with a website using server side technologies.
LO5 Understand the usability issues involved in human computer interaction
LO6 Design interfaces that will give a high level of user satisfaction and maximise user productivity
LO7 Understand the security issues involved when developing websites.
LO8 Test websites and analyse and use the results of the tests
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Developing Dynamic client-side websites
Developing Dynamic client-side websites using client side coding including HTML5, Javascript and CSS
Database Theory
Introduction to Database concepts : ER Modelling; SQL
Developing Dynamic Web Sites with Database Integration
Developing Dynamic Web Sites with Database Integration using PHP and MySQL with an awareness of potential security issues. Testing these websites for functionality and usability.
User Experience
Developing an understanding of the user, Designing interfaces using a selection of prototyping, concept development, building scenarios etc. Consideration of interaction styles, visual issues. Balancing function and fashion. Usability testing using field tests, usability labs and heuristic evaluation
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The Continuous Assessment component will consist of practical and written tests and practical assignments 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 2,3,4,5,6,7 50.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 240.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 2 Mandatory
CW_KCSOF_D Bachelor of Science in Software Development 2 Mandatory
CW_KWCAP_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 2 Mandatory
CW_KCCOM_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing (Applications or Programming) 2 Mandatory