Course Brief

In order build effective web sites the developer needs to comprehensively understand the complex behaviour of web clients and web servers and be able to apply a wide range of established technologies. The diversity of technologies that are brought together in developing web applications can be daunting to the student. This course provides an opportunity to gain confidence in web development through the practical implementation of a realistic database driven web application.

The focus of this course is biased towards appropriate use of technologies. As such this course is suitable for experienced web developers and students who are newcomers to web technologies.


  • This course is offered in 75 hours

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:

  • Use client-side technologies for building, usable, accessible, standard compliant web pages.
  • Use server-side technologies for building secure, stateful, database driven web applications.
  • Describe and critically discuss the design, engineering, legal, social, ethical and professional issues and considerations involved in web application development.
  • Developing stateful web applications using the stateless HTTP request response protocol.
  • Desktop and mobile web clients such as: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer and assistive technologies.
  • Standard client side technologies including: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, DOM, cookies and AJAX.
  • Web servers and server-side technologies: Apache, PHP, session state and database connectivity using MySQL.
  • Web application development tools: EditPlus, FTP, Firefox, Netbeans and Dreamweaver.
  • Issues and considerations in web application development: standards, maintenance, efficiency, stability, usability, accessibility, law, security and privacy.

Practical Coursework – 100%
1500 words.
Implementing a 3-tier web application.

  • Computing and Information Systems Top-up degree

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    The University of Greenwich BSc Computing and Information Systems top-up degree, is professionally accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Engineering Institution for Information Systems Engineering, and the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago.

    This IT degree aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The courses have been designed in conjunction with both the local and international industry; and are continually monitored to ensure they match the needs of this exciting but fast changing industry.

    It is an excellent programme for Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Higher National Diploma holders who are ready to earn a bachelors degree in the field of Information Technology.

    The assessment criteria is predominantly assignment based, providing many real life problems which require solutions. Graduating students often tend to create a portfolio of work which proves to be a valuable asset.

    In order to obtain the BSc. (Hons) Computing and Information Systems degree, students will pursue -

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    Highlights at a glance -

    • Final Year (Top-up)
    • Accredited by the British Computer Society (Global Recognition and Portability)
    • Multiple Modes of Delivery (Full/Part Time)
    • Multiple Campuses
    • Expert Lecturers