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Module

CSC3422 : Website Construction and Management (Server-side)

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Chris Napier
  • Teaching Assistant: Mr Bradley Read, Mr Charlie Witty
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials120:204:00Lectures materials in the form of short videos
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion61:006:00Lecture follow-up
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion151:0015:00Background reading
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion201:0020:00Practical follow-up
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical151:0015:00Practicals (in person or online)
Guided Independent StudyProject work401:0040:00Coursework
Total100:00
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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M100Portfolio of work-split into 2 parts-one that provides a chance to get formative feedback on work& the final submission of portfolio
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.

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.

Reading Lists

Timetable