SWEN433 (2023) - Web Information Systems Engineering
This course gives a technology-centered introduction to web information systems and services. On successful completion of the course students are able to explain basic concepts used in building and managing web information systems. They know central technological standards underlying web information systems and web services, understand architectural principles, and are able to evaluate and critically discuss such systems.
Course learning objectives
Students who pass this course should be able to:
- Explain concepts used in building and managing web information systems,
- Understand architectural principles and technological standards underlying web information systems,
- Understand concepts, methods and technologies for managing distributed data in web information systems,
- Evaluate and critically discuss web information systems, and elaborate on research challenges.
This course is designed for in-person study, and students are strongly recommended to attend lectures and discussions on campus. In particular, some assessment items or practical hands-on labs will require in-person attendance, although exceptions can be made under special circumstances.
Queries about any such exceptions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Withdrawal from Course
Withdrawal dates and process:
Dr Hui Ma (Coordinator)
- 04 463 5657
- CO 259 Cotton Building (All Blocks), Gate 7, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn
For students in Wellington, there will be a combination of in-person components and web/internet based resources. It will also be possible to take the course entirely online for those who cannot attend on campus, with all the components that are provided in-person also made available online.
During the first part of the trimester, there will be two in-person lectures per week. During the second part of the trimester, there will be three in-person presentation sessions per week.
Dates (trimester, teaching & break dates)
- Teaching: 27 February 2023 - 02 June 2023
- Break: 10 April 2023 - 23 April 2023
- Study period: 05 June 2023 - 08 June 2023
- Exam period: 09 June 2023 - 24 June 2023
Set Texts and Recommended Readings
There are no required texts for this offering.
Mandatory Course Requirements
In addition to achieving an overall pass mark of at least 50%, students must:
- Hand in satisfactory paper summaries for at least 80% of the assigned readings.
- Prepare and deliver your presentation to the class.
If you believe that exceptional circumstances may prevent you from meeting the mandatory course requirements, contact the Course Coordinator for advice as soon as possible.
This course will be assessed through the following:
|Assessment Item||Due Date or Test Date||CLO(s)||Percentage|
|Assignment 1 - Reports||Week 2-12||CLO: 1,2,3,4||10%|
|Assignment 2 - Presentation||Week 7-12||CLO: 1,2,3,4||25%|
|Assignment 3 - Discussion and Peer Review||Week 2-12||CLO: 1,2,3,4||5%|
|Assignment 4 - Essay||Week 11||CLO: 1,2,3,4||25%|
|Final Test||Assessment period||CLO: 1,2,3,4||35%|
Late submissions will incur an automatic penalty of 5% of the final mark per day.
Approval to submit assignments late without penalty will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and if the arrangement is made prior to the due date. We may request documentation (e.g. a medical certificate) for extensions. Assignments that are more than one week late will not be marked.
Presentations are scheduled to start from Week 7. If you miss your scheduled presentation time, you will lose the chance to receive marks for the presentation. Approval to reschedule the presentation without penalty will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and if the arrangement is made prior to the due date.
Submission & Return
Assignments and reports will be submitted via the electronic submission system that can be accessed via https://apps.ecs.vuw.ac.nz/submit/SWEN433 . Marks and comments will be returned through the ECS marking system or via the course web pages.
Student submitted work may be used during the formal Engineering NZ re-accreditation visit to VUW scheduled for 2024, as part of the evaluation process for the programme.
In order to maintain satisfactory progress in SWEN 433, you should plan to spend an average of 10 hours per week on this paper. A plausible and approximate breakdown for these hours would be:
- Lectures: 2 hrs
- Readings: 4 hrs
- Assignments: 4 hrs
Communication of Additional Information
The main means of communication outside of lectures will be the SWEN 433 web area at https://ecs.wgtn.ac.nz/Courses/SWEN433_2023T1/. There you will find, among other things, this document, the lecture schedule and assignment handouts, and the SWEN 433 Forum. The forum is a web-based bulletin board system. Questions and comments can be posted to the forum, and staff will read these posts and frequently respond to them.
Links to General Course Information
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/support/student-interest-and-conflict-resolution/academic-integrity
- Academic Progress: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/study/progress/academic-progess (including restrictions and non-engagement)
- Dates and deadlines: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/study/dates
- Grades: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/study/progress/grades
- Special passes: Refer to the Assessment Handbook, at https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/documents/policy/staff-policy/assessment-handbook.pdf
- Statutes and policies, e.g. Student Conduct Statute: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/about/governance/strategy
- Student support: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/students/support
- Students with disabilities: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/st_services/disability/
- Student Charter: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/learning-teaching/learning-partnerships/student-charter
- Student Feedback on University courses may be found at: http://www.cad.vuw.ac.nz/feedback/feedback_display.php
- Terms and Conditions: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/study/apply-enrol/terms-conditions/student-contract
- Turnitin: http://www.cad.vuw.ac.nz/wiki/index.php/Turnitin
- University structure: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/about/governance/structure
- The Use of Te Reo Māori for Assessment Policy:
Victoria University values te reo Māori. Students who wish to submit any of their assessments in te reo Māori must refer to The Use of Te Reo Māori for Assessment Policy
He mea nui te reo Māori ki te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika. Ki te pīrangi koe ki te tuhituhi i ō aro matawai i roto i te reo Māori, tēnā me mātua whakapā atu ki te kaupapa here, The Use of Te Reo Māori for Assessment Policy
- VUWSA: http://www.vuwsa.org.nz
Offering CRN: 18671
Prerequisites: SWEN 304, 15 further 300-level COMP, NWEN or SWEN pts;
Restrictions: COMP 443
Duration: 27 February 2023 - 25 June 2023
Starts: Trimester 1