Module Title:Web and Cloud Applications
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will learn from lectures, lab work and projects. These will enable the student to learn and practice the various Database concepts, Web technologies and Cloud technologies presented.
Module Aim: To broaden the student’s understanding of the use and administration of databases in Web applications with expansion to Cloud technologies. Students will gain competency in developing full stack applications that incorporate database access.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Setup, install and operate multiuser DBMS and their components both at GUI and command line;
LO2 Construct and deploy a web application based on the client/server application model;
LO3 Identify key concepts and technologies used in Cloud Computing environments
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
2nd year Web Programming & Databases or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Review : Database Theory and Objects
Relational model (components and constraints), Data Modelling, Views
Database DBMS
Installation; Tools; Extended SQL (for data manipulation, data definition, data control); Catalog and data dictionary
Data Security
Access Controls,​ Cryptography ​,Data Integrity & Verification, Vulnerabilities​ (SQL Injection​, XSS)
Database Concurrency
Transactions, Concurrency Issues
Web Development Infrastructure
Client, server, content, protocol, client-side programming, server-side programming, Dynamic applications
Data Management in the Cloud
Cloud concepts, Services, Deployment, Examples
Convergence of Web, Cloud & Database technologies
XML, AJAX, JSON, APIs, Cloud based databases
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Build a locally-hosted web application with database backend 1,2 30.00 Week 5
Project Take Home sheet : solve problems which will involve both application of material covered and further research 1,2,3 30.00 Week 8
Project Design, construct and deploy a Full stack application with API integration 1,2,3 40.00 Week 12
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 5 Mandatory
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 5 Mandatory