Module details for Dynamic Web Development 1


This module introduces the student to dynamic web applications, through client-side and server-side web development on a full-stack platform.


The aim of this module is to provide the student with the necessary skills to develop secure dynamic web applications on a full-stack platform, covering client-side and server-side interaction.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Describe and apply web standards using HTTPS, HTML5 and CSS to develop responsive designs.

2.  Apply JavaScript, libraries, and frameworks to create effective user interfaces within an appropriate development practice and methodology.

3.  Describe and implement dynamic applications that include the use of relevant data persistence, client-side technologies, and server-side technologies.

4.  Discuss relevant legal and security issues in relation to dynamic web applications.

Indicative Content

1 Web standards

Application of HTML5 and CSS to develop responsive designs.

2 Client-side technologies

Implementation of JavaScript, libraries, and frameworks to create effective user interfaces within an appropriate development practice and methodology.

3 Design techniques

Appropriate techniques for dynamic web applications.

4 Data persistence

The use of relevant data persistence and consideration of appropriate use.

5 Server-side scripting technologies;

Using server-side technologies to provide functionality. Consideration of the processes involved, and the benefits/drawbacks of processing on the server.

6 Security and legal issues

Consider legal and security issues including privacy, transparency, data protection, GDPR, authorisation and validation.

7 Practical aspects of security

Appropriate use of network protocols, secure programming, and testing strategies.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Practical Activity 24
Assessment 89
Independent 75
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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