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CSC3422 : Website Construction and Management (Server-side)

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Laura Heels
  • Teaching Assistant: Mr Chris Napier
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module provides an introduction to various aspects of web site management and creation. Students will learn how to set up and configure web server and database software, how to create and analyse web site log data and how to provide and maintain basic web site security. The use of web content programming environments and management and publishing systems will also be covered and students will have the opportunity to develop and build a web publishing environment using common, current, tools and systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

Web Publishing
- Principles and key technologies
- Common web publishing platforms
Web Server Software
- Installation and Configuration
- Security, Encryption and Access Restriction
- Log and traffic analysis
Web-enabled Programming Applications
- Evolution and choices
- Installation, Configuration and Security
Web server/Database Integration
- Installation, Configuration and Security
Deploying web server applications
- Choices, Installation, Configuration and Customisation

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion111:0011:00Practical follow-up
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:305:30Revision for end of Semester exam & exam duration
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion111:0011:00lecture follow-up
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00Lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical112:0022:00Practicals
Guided Independent StudyProject work151:0015:00Coursework
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study490:3024:30Background reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Techniques and theory are presented in lectures. Practical exercises are used to practice learned techniques on real systems. Private study hours are used to conduct further practical work and background reading as well as to prepare coursework.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination901A60Blackboard Exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M402 equally weighted pieces of coursework (up to 15 hrs total)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Creating and managing large web sites requires both practical and theoretical skills, both of which need to be assessed. The practical component will be assessed using a selection of currently available web server software and applications. The coursework will consist of practical development tasks which build on each other to create a working web-publishing platform.

The examination will consist of multiple choice and short-answer questions to test the students' broad knowledge of the topics and concepts covered during the module. There will also be sections requiring the students to show greater depth of understanding in key areas, including the practical application of concepts covered during the taught component.

Study abroad students may request to take their exam before the semester 1 exam period, in which case the length of the exam may differ from that shown in the MOF.

N.B. This module has both “Exam Assessment” and “Other Assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either assessment falls below 35%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 35%.

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