Course level

Postgraduate Coursework


Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology


Info Tech & Elec Engineering




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours


COMP1900 or INFS1300

Assessment methods

Exam, Assignments, projects, presentations

Course coordinator

Dr Daniel Angus (

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course provides an insight into the development of the World Wide Web. You'll study its early document-centric design to today's distributed community focus. The course will look into the history, design, technology and economics of Web applications (including Google, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook), by analysing aspects such as identity & self-identity, trust & privacy, data and network structures, social semantics and collective intelligence ("wisdom of the crowds"). Students will create and publish information through an exploration of common types of Web applications. Students will learn to use the Web to manage and manipulate information, to discern information sources and their quality, to choose between suitable software alternatives and to work collaboratively within such an environment.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile