Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr David Edward Perkins
Overall aims and purpose
This module provides an initial overview of key networking concepts to support an understanding of the Internet in general and the World Wide Web (WWW) in particular. Technologies, protocols and standards related to the WWW are explored in more detail to aid understanding of key factors in developing and delivering web content and applications. The module blends theoretical content with practical exposure to creating simple web content which is accessible and standards compliant.
Indicative content includes:
- Foundational Internet concepts; networks; OSI 7 layer model; basic network architecture; routing; domain names; email; ftp; telnet; HTTP; protocols and standards
- WWW concepts of client / server v. peer-to-peer, structure, remote access; Internet resources – types, content and architecture; URI, and URI resolution, URL;
- Search engines, search engine optimisation; search methods;
- New technologies e.g. mobile web and impact on accessibility / usability, user experience, security, netiquette etc.
Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
Understand the foundational web technologies and protocols.
Recognise the security, reliability and user experience (UX) implications of technologies used on the Web.
Explain how information is accessed and made accessible using the internet.
Demonstrate principles of web and client-side programming.
|Develop and Deploy a Small Website||80|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Tutor-directed private study.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Classroom sessions which take place in dedicated computer rooms will include interactive lectures, group discussions, practical exercises, individual and group work.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
Subject specific skills
- Knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, principles & theories
- Use of such knowledge in modelling and design
- Problem solving strategies
- Recognise legal, social, ethical & professional issues
- Knowledge and understanding of commercial and economic issues
- Knowledge of management techniques to achieve objectives
- Knowledge of information security issues
- Specify, design or construct computer-based systems
- Deploy tools effectively
- Development of general transferable skills
- Deploy systems to meet business goals
- Specify, deploy, verify and maintain information systems
- Knowledge and/or understanding of appropriate scientific and engineering principles
- Specify, deploy, verify and maintain computer-based systems
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- H115: BSc Applied Cyber Security (Degree Apprenticeship) year 1 (BSC/ACS)
- H116: BSc Applied Data Science (Degree Apprenticeship) year 1 (BSC/ADS)