Introduction to Web Engineering


Provides an introduction to the discipline of Web Engineering. This course aims to introduce the methods and techniques used in Web-based system development. In contrast to traditional Software Engineering efforts, Web Engineering methods and techniques must incorporate unique aspects of the problem domain such as: document oriented delivery, fine-grained lifecycles, user-centric development, client-server legacy system integration and diverse end user skill levels. This course draws upon previous programming and computing experience to develop practical web development and maintenance skills. This course is intended for students with knowledge of both Internet communication concepts and an introductory programming knowledge (Java & Javascript).



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Introduction to collaborative development methodologies.

2. Software design techniques for distributed heterogeneous computing environments.

3. Languages, components and techniques that support web based application development.

4. Evolutionary development techniques and effort estimation.

5. Web Engineering lifecycle and fine grained software evolution.

6. Developing software tools for the non-expert.

7. Group development of Web-based software


  • Design methodologies to support customizable systems.
  • Development and maintenance models for Web Systems.
  • Documents oriented system development.
  • Server Side Programming: JSP, Java Beans, JDBC etc.
  • System security signed applets and encrypted communications.
  • Introduction to programming distributed web architectures.
  • End-User application development and cultural aspects.
  • Techniques for supporting mobile Web device.

Assumed Knowledge

SENG6110 and COMP6050.

Assessment Items

Project: Projects

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal *

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term