Web programming

Units WEB1P and WEB2P

WEB2P unit handbook 2010DL

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: Burnaby Terrace, BT1.08

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:

Describe the critical features of some advanced techniques for web application development. 
Employ and integrate techniques to develop web applications. 
Evaluate emerging professional practice. 

Students are expected to carry out independent studies around the topics identified in the course outline. The main focus of the work is the development of a real-world web application.

Learning activities

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

Students should not attempt this course unless they meet the programming prerequisite AND have completed unit WEB1P.

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 questions. You must answer 4 questions, but there is no restriction on what questions you can answer..

Pass mark 40%.

Past papers

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

Coursework (40%)

In five parts, with five different submission dates.


Pass mark 40%

Submission dates The submission dates are specified in the coursework specification.
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: Details in the 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.