Computer Systems and Internet Technologies

Module summary

Module code: COMP1589
Level: 4
Credits: 15
School: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Computing and Mathematical Sci.
Module Coordinator(s): ACH TBA


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1 Discuss the impact that growing sources of information such as the Internet are having on society.
2 Identify and discuss examples of legal, ethical, security and privacy issues relating to the use of Internet based computer systems.
3 Demonstrate an understanding of modern Internet tools and be able to create simple web sites including JavaScript scripting, forms and the use of Web-enabled Databases.

Indicative content

Historical development of business information systems. Understanding information as a resource including, legal, ethical and privacy issues and security aspects. Categories of information systems and the level of support that they provide. How business transactions take place. The growth of electronic commerce.

An introduction to the importance of the Internet and its various aspects including the Web and email. The architecture of the Web, URL, web servers and HTTP. Practical introduction to HTML - creating Web pages incorporating media. HTML forms and basic use of client side scripting (such as JavaScript) for input

validation. Introduction to client side, in terms of a simple Web-enabled Database.

Theoretical overview of the client server environment, to support the practical use of HTML, JavaScript, and Access Databases detailed above.