This unit provides students with knowledge and practice of designing and developing large complex web applications, e.g., large enterprise software systems in web-based environment. Students will learn of advanced software frameworks for web development and apply them in practice. A number of techniques will be introduced the latest web technologies and frameworks.

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NIT1101 - Web Development and CMS or

NIT2112 - Object Oriented Programming or

NIT2213 - Software Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse requirements of large and complex web applications for a real-world business case;  
  2. Apply advanced web application frameworks in designing large and complex web application; and  
  3. Create, develop and deploy large web applications with current popular technologies.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Lab assessments (3) 45%
Test Tests (2) 55%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Large web system design and development. 25%
Project Large web system prototyping and development. 25%
Examination Final Written Examination (3hours) 50%

Required reading

Further reading and resources are available in VU Collaborate.

ASP.NET Core 2.0 MVC & Razor pages for beginners: how to build a website, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Fagerberg, J. (2017)
Scotts Valley, CA

C# 7.0 in a nutshell: the definitive reference
Albahari, J & Albahari, B (2017)
O'Reilly Media, Sebastopol, CA.

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