SET09103 Advanced Web Technologies

1 Module website/WebCT

The module website contains the most accurate information about this module. The website is reachable through WebCT.

2 Module structure

This module consists of a weekly 2-hour lecture and a weekly 2-hour practical. The 2-hour lecture session will not actually consist of a formal 2-hour lecture, but instead of two shorter lectures interspersed with discussion, group exercises and question periods. You are expected to attend all lectures and practicals because experience has shown that poor attendance is one of the main reasons why students fail modules. The practicals are even more important than the lectures. They provide a forum in which you can obtain feedback from the lecturers on your progress, ask questions and discuss module-related topics with other students.

The practicals provide a flexible study environment: you can work through the exercises at your own pace. If you finish early, you can leave early. If you do not finish in one week, you can finish during the next. But if you are more than one week behind, you should try to finish the exercises at home in your own time, so that you can catch up.

Materials marked "optional" are not required for the coursework.

3 Coursework

The coursework consists of two parts, each counting for 50% of the final mark. For the coursework you will be constructing a small server-side web-based application. You can use Perl or PHP for your coursework. Further details about the content of the coursework application will be announced on the module website.

4 Note on Plagiarism

There are numerous sources on the web which could help you with your coursework. You are allowed to use anything you find, but you must acknowledge your sources in the "credits section" of your coursework! You are NOT allowed to post coursework related questions on on-line forums or similar resources. This holds for script code as well as HTML code, images or any other materials. (The only code you need not specifically mention is code from the examples provided in the lectures and practicals of this module.)

Please, do not discuss any details of your coursework with other students. Furthermore, please, secure your work. Don't share your passwords with other students and don't leave printouts of your code lying around in the JKCC or elsewhere on campus (not even in the garbage bins).

Detected plagiarism results in reduced marks and/or further consequences.

5 Special Needs

If you have any special needs (for example, visual or hearing impairment) that could interfere with your learning, please, inform the lecturer or the School's disability contact person (Aileen Maclean). The disability contact person can make anonymous requests to the lecturer on your behalf. In any case, be assured that your special needs will be dealt with confidentially.