Web Technologies

Unit code: ADM5003 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Online Real Time


Web technology is at the core of today's entrepreneurial and innovative culture and in this unit we explore how individuals can negotiate current industry contexts, including lean and scrum environments. We explore how to understand and apply knowledge about trends in digital cultures. Focusing initially on the notion of the 'minimal viable product', we generate, manage and prototype ideas for web technologies in different social settings. The unit will familiarise students with the means and tools to develop digital environments in an era when those with some training, for instance in Javascript and CSS, can co-opt different technologies for their own purposes. We also review topical issues such as content strategy and search engine optimization and keyword research. Students develop their own portfolio website.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and communicate the strengths and limitations of industry standards regarding web technologies;
  2. Devise and develop a prototype;
  3. Analyse, interpret and present trends concerning web technology;


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: ICT (Wiki, Web sites)
Grade: 15%
Development environment set-up including draft development documentation
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 25%
Planning and design documentation with presentation and peer feedback.
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 30%
Create an interactive 2d or 3d web-based artefact
Assessment type: Creative Works
Grade: 30%
Develop a website / Develop a professional digital media presence.

Required reading

Links to recommended texts for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate)

As part of a course

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