For inquiries of a personal nature then email is the preferred contact method.
More general inquiries should be directed to the appropriate discussion forums, so the reply is available for all students.
Welcome to FIT2029 Web Programming for semester 1, 2010. This 6 point unit is a core unit in the Bachelor of IT and Systems degree with majors in Application Development and Networks or Business Systems.
* two-hour lecture and
* two-hour tutorial (or laboratory) (requiring advance preparation)
* a minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.
* you will need to allocate up to 5 hours per week in some weeks, for use of a computer, including time for newsgroups/discussion groups.
Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however, you should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.
All students are provided with comprehensive study guides, detailing the content of the unit topic by topic. Students studying by distributed learning work through this material, independently.
Weekly lectures and laboratories are held for on-campus students. Lecture slides will be available on-line for all students.
The study guides are accompanied by on-line web pages, that provide access to tutorial tasks and solutions, assignment specifications and other supporting resources.
All students will be supported through electronic discussion forums, e-mail and electronic assignment submission. All students must have electronic access to the University's systems.
For information on timetabling for on-campus classes please refer to MUTTS, http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/
On-campus students should register for tutorials/laboratories using the Allocate+ system: http://allocate.its.monash.edu.au/
|Week||Date*||Topic||Study guide||Key dates|
|2||08/03/10||HTML, CSS and Browser Compatibility||2|
|3||15/03/10||Client Side Programming||3|
|Mid semester break|
|6||12/04/10||Server Side Scripting||6||15/04/2010 AA1|
|7||19/04/10||Server Side Scripting using PHP||7|
|11||17/05/10||Introduction To Ajax and XML||11||20/05/2010 AA2|
|12||24/05/10||Database access using ODBC||12|
*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.
Chris Bates Web Programming: Building Internet Applications, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2006, ISBN: 0-470-01775-9Text books are available from the Monash University Book Shops. Availability from other suppliers cannot be assured. The Bookshop orders texts in specifically for this unit. You are advised to purchase your text book early.
David Lash Web Wizard's Guide to PHP, 1/e, Addison Wesley, 2003 ISBN: 0321121740
PHP 4.3.10 or later
MySQL 4.0.24 or later
Xitami Personal Webserver 2.4d11 or equivalent
(For Gippsland oncampus students, the above software will be available on GUS)
Netscape Navigator 8.0
All software is free and may be:
Study resources we will provide for your study are:
The FIT2029 web site on MUSO/Moodle, where lecture slides, weekly tutorial requirements, assignment specifications, sample solutions and supplementary material will be posted. This web site also contains:
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit.
Students must attempt all assignments and the examination
Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.
Assignment submission and return procedures, and assessment criteria will be specified with each assignment.
Length: 3 hours
Type (open/closed book): Closed book
Please make every effort to submit work by the due dates. It is your responsibility to structure your study program around assignment deadlines, family, work and other commitments. Factors such as normal work pressures, vacations, etc. are not regarded as appropriate reasons for granting extensions. Students are advised to NOT assume that granting of an extension is a matter of course.
Students requesting an extension for any assessment during semester (eg. Assignments, tests or presentations) are required to submit a Special Consideration application form (in-semester exam/assessment task), along with original copies of supporting documentation, directly to their lecturer within two working days before the assessment submission deadline. Lecturers will provide specific outcomes directly to students via email within 2 working days. The lecturer reserves the right to refuse late applications.
A copy of the email or other written communication of an extension must be attached to the assignment submission.
Refer to the Faculty Special consideration webpage or further details and to access application forms: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html
Students can expect assignments to be returned within two weeks of the submission date or after receipt, whichever is later.
Please visit the following URL: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/appendix.html for further information about: