Skip to main content


CSC8018 : Web Technologies

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Harold Fellermann
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of current and emerging Internet technologies, thus giving them a perspective on the past, present and future of the Web along with an awareness of the key trade-offs in both architecture and user experience.
To introduce students to the relevant technology underlying web content delivery and presentation, and to enable them to construct simple web-based applications using common, current tools and systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

History and evolution of the Web & Web Publishing: Basic languages (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and how they work, Forms & scripts. Contemporary development in web publishing including responsive design and dynamic web content creation (inc. client side vs. server side scripting).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion46:0024:00Lecture follow-up, including time for formative exercises
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion124:0024:00Coursework for summative assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:00Synchronous present-in-person teaching if available else additional online sessions.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:3012:00Asynchronous online material
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery62:0012:00Synchronous (pip) sessions, if available. Else additional synchronous online sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study45:0020:00Background reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning. Lecture follow-up, e.g. quizzes and exercises, is associated with each lecture in order to provide sufficient hands-on training and rapid feedback on understanding.

This is a very practical subject, and it is important that the learning materials are supported by hands-on opportunities provided by formative practical assessment.

Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M100Practical coursework (24 hours)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Practical/lab report1Mcoursework
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Lecture follow-up exercises (e.g. quizzes) are associated with each lecture in order to provide sufficient hands-on training and rapid feedback on understanding for practical coursework.

Reading Lists