Course Title: Web Page Construction

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Web Page Construction

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011


City Campus


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011


RMIT University Vietnam


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014

Course Coordinator: Assoc Prof Vic Ciesielski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2926

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 14.8.7

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You may not enrol in this course unless it is explicitly listed in your enrolment program summary, and you have confirmed with your program coordinator that it is an appropriate choice for your study plan

If this is your first semester/course in the School of Computer Science and IT, you should attend the Unix Survival Skills induction sessions (held during Weeks 0, 1 and 2 of each semester; see

Course Description

This course introduces the concepts and techniques of designing and constructing web pages. It teaches you about basic protocols and standards that apply, explores design issues and techniques, addresses cross-browser issues, and examines the use of multimedia. A major component of the course is an individual project in which you interact with a ’client’ to design and implement a web site for a fictional company. Minimal programming knowledge is required.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development
This course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:
- Enabling knowledge: fundamentals of the structure and purpose of the World Wide Web from a technical perspective, HTML, XHTML, XML, HTTP and Web browsers; multimedia formats, including sounds and images; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and Server Side Includes (SSI).
- Critical analysis: Analyse and model requirements and constraints for the purpose of designing and implementing Web pages and Web sites.
- Problem solving: Design and implement a Web site that accommodates specified technical requirements and constraints, based on modeling and/or client and/or user requirements specifications.
- Communication: Motivate and explain Web page and Web site design concepts, relevant alternatives and decision recommendations to IT specialists,
- Internationalization: Apply international standards to Web page and Web site design and explain the use of the World Wide Web to disseminate and organise information..

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course you should be able to:
- explain the fundamental concepts of the world wide web;
- differentiate between a variety of multimedia formats, including sounds and images, and select appropriate formats for particular applications;
- design and construct cross-browser compatible Web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and Server Side Includes (SSI).

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• key concepts will be explained in lectures, classes or online, where syllabus material will be presented and the subject matter will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• tutorials and/or labs and/or group discussions (including online forums) focussed on projects and problem solving will provide practice in the application of theory and procedures, allow exploration of concepts with teaching staff and other students, and give feedback on your progress and understanding;
• assignments, as described in Overview of Assessment (below) and Assessment Tasks (part B course guide for this Teaching Period), requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and technical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT) and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

Use the RMIT Bookshop’s textbook list search page to find any recommended textbook(s).

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises practical work involving the development of Web pages, and a final exam. Part of the assessment will be based on a large project that involves researching, designing, constructing, developing, refining, validating and presenting a customised Web site.

For standard assessment details, including hurdle requirements, relating to Computer Science and IT courses see: