Web Application Development

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2IS220

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Software Engineering G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 7 October 2019
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

Entry requirements

Programming, 7.5 credits

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • know about standards for HTML and style sheets (CSS),
  • describe guidelines for usability and availability,
  • explain basic concepts concerning web design and web publication.

Regarding competence and skills the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • apply basic coding in HTML and CSS,
  • use HTML and CSS for responsive web design,
  • build dynamic web applications with support of JavaScript,
  • integrate web applications with external systems.

Regarding judgement and approach the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • validate web pages according to W3C standard considering the need of clients and users,
  • analyse and evaluate websites from the perspective of usability and availability.


The course covers construction and design of dynamic web pages. The emphasis lies on standardized HTML and CSS to create structure and appearance. Validation of HTML and CSS code is done to verify that syntax follows the selected standard. The course also covers JavaScript to create dynamic behavior on web sites. Various JavaScript libraries and their use as well as how to retrieve data from external systems via APIs are also included. In addition, the importance of ensuring that websites are accessible to all users regardless of the functional variations and the guidelines available to secure this is addressed. Also how to create responsive sites that work for different screen resolutions are included in the course.


The course is given in the form of lectures, workshops and exercises.


The course is examined through written assignments.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.