Web programming

Units WEB1P and WEB2P

WEB1P unit handbook October 2009 DL offering

Note: Information in italics is particularly subject to change.

Unit co-ordinator

Dr Jim Briggs

email: jim.briggs@port.ac.uk; phone: 023 9284 6438; office: Buckingham Building, BK1.07

Staff involved in delivering the unit

Jim Briggs

Unit specification


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able, at threshold level, to:

Choose an appropriate architecture for a web application. 
Design and implement server-side programs written using one or more suitable technologies. 
Use appropriate features of commonly available technologies to achieve web page effects. 
Link a web application to a database. 
Reflect and report on the technical and market trends and emerging professional practice in web development issues.

Students are expected to do the directed reading specified on the unit website. Weekly online tutorials will take place at which topics will be discussed and problems answered.

Online tutorials will take place on MONDAYS at 2000 UK time starting on Monday 5th October.

Learning activities

Students are expected to read extensively and practice their programming skills in their own time.

Students should not attempt this unit unless they meet the programming prerequisite.

A reading list is available.

Assessments and their weighting

Exam (60%)

At end of unit.

2 hours duration. Closed book. The exam consists of 6 or more questions. You must answer 4 questions.

Pass mark 40%.

Past papers

Note that the exact content of the course varies from year to year.

Coursework (40%)

Coursework to be issued during the unit and submitted near the end.

Submission dates Coursework to be submitted by 4pm on Monday 4th January 2010.
Feedback arrangements (staff to students) No formal arrangements. Students can discuss issues that arise at any time with the staff responsible for delivering the unit.
Feedback arrangements (students to staff)

Students will be invited to complete a course evaluation questionnaire at the end of the course.

Marking scheme

Exam: Standard exam scheme.

Coursework: Problem-specific. Given on coursework specification


Last updated by Prof Jim Briggs of the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth

The web programming units include some material that was formerly part of the WPRMP, WECPP, WPSSM and WEMAM units.