WEB AND DATABASE SYSTEMS - 2021/2
Module code: COM1025
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CROSSAN Andrew (Computer Sci)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: I200
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The following topics will be covered:
- Basic concepts of the Internet
- Clients, Servers, and Communication
- HTTP Request Response Cycle
- Web servers
- Front-End Web Technologies
- Markup Languages and Stylesheets: HTML, XHTML, Forms, JSON/XML, CSS
- Server-side programming
- Java Servlets
- Backend: database systems and data modelling
- Basic concepts of databases and relational databases
- Entity-relationship (ER) data modelling including enhanced ER models (EER)
- The query language SQL (MySQL as an example)
- Using MySQL in PHP to build database-driven websites
- Web security:
- Same Origin Policy
- Command Injections
- Cross Site Request Forgery
- Cross Site Scripting
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||IN-SEMESTER TEST (INDIVIDUAL) (2 HOURS)||40|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK (INDIVIDUAL WORK)||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
• How WWW works
• A clear understanding of key web and database concepts and relationships among them
• Ability to think logically (for data modelling and database design) and to programme reasonably (for coding part)
• Appreciation of importance of both theories and practical problem-solving skills
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• In-semester test for assessing LOs 1-2 (40%).
• Coursework on relational database design and its use in Web publishing (60%). This coursework tests all learning outcomes in a practical setting. It will pay more attention on LOs 3-5 (60%).
The in-semester test will take place around Week 6 and the coursework will be due around Week 12, but the precise deadlines will be decided by the Department according at the beginning of the semester after considering all modules’ deadlines and balancing students’ overall workload.
Formative assessment and feedback:
The use of electronic voting using polleverywhere offers formative feedback opportunities throughout the module. Verbal feedback is also given in lab sessions as the students attempt the lab exercises. The online discussion forum will be another channel to constantly give feedback to students. A mid-term diagnostic test will help students to self-evaluate their progress and get further individual feedback. Critical feedback will be given for the final coursework.
- Introduce internet systems
- Introduce front-end and back-end web technologies
- Introduce ER/EER data modelling
- Help students to develop their analytic skills via modelling data of real-world problems
- Enhance students' problem-solving skills
- Introduce relational databases and database management systems
|001||Understand how the World Wide Web works and how it relates to the wider context of the Internet||KCT|
|003||Understand main issues in database design: data modelling, data definition, data manipulation, data retrieval||KCT|
|004||Model data of a real-world application, construct a conceptual database schema, translate it into a logical relational schema, and implement it in SQL||CPT|
|005||Appreciate importance of combining theories with practical solutions for real-world problems using deployed system case studies||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Help students to gain a basic understanding of important how WWW and database technologies via hands-on experiences on data modelling of real-world applications, translating data models to relational databases and building websites for data presentation on the Web. The skills gained will allow students to extend their knowledge via self-study and more practical work, and they are transferrable to other modules of the programme.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 2 hours lecture per week x 11 weeks
- 2 hours lab session per week x 11 weeks
- Use of e-voting questions in lectures and tutorials
- Use of online discussion forum
- Encouraging independent work in lab sessions at the beginning and discussion with the module lecturer/demonstrators towards the end to get “hot” feedback
- Diagnostic in-semester test in the middle of the term
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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