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FIT5042 Enterprise application development for the web - Semester 2, 2013

This unit provides students with an understanding of the design and development of systems that support the large enterprise in a web-based environment. Students will learn of the theoretical issues that need to be considered by the enterprise and how they can affect the development of the enterprise application. A number of techniques will be introduced as the technological means to build such an application with specific emphasis on the Java EE technology.

Mode of Delivery

  • Caulfield (Day)
  • Gippsland (Off-campus)

Contact Hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Workload requirements

Students will be expected to spend a total of 12 hours per week during semester on this unit as follows:

  • Lectures: 2 hours per week
  • Tutorials/Lab Sessions: 2 hours per week per tutorial
  • and up to an additional 8 hours in some weeks for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

Unit Relationships




Recommended knowledge: Students undertaking this subject are expected to have a sound understanding of the concepts of the object oriented programming language, Java.

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer


Matthew Kairys

Consultation hours: By appointment.


Matthew Kairys

Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:
  • understand various issues pertaining to enterprise software architecture on the web;
  • acquire techniques to develop enterprise applications using the Java programming language;
  • discover various advanced Java technologies used to build web applications for the enterprise;
  • learn to competently use the advanced Java libraries to build a medium-size web application for the enterprise.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 Unit Overview and Enterprise Architecture Concepts Note: Tutorial classes commence in Week 1
2 Java EE Application Architecture  
3 HTML5 Web Application Architecture  
4 Introduction to JavaServer Faces  
5 Developing Web Interfaces with JavaServer Faces  
6 Working with Web Services  
7 Introduction to Enterprise JavaBeans Assignment 1 due Friday 13 September 2013
8 Advanced Applications of Enterprise JavaBeans  
9 Introduction to Java Persistence  
10 Advanced Applications of Java Persistence  
11 Securing Enterprise Web Applications  
12 Unit Revision Assignment 2 due Friday 25 October 2013
  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy:

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Assessment Summary

Examination (3 hours): 50%, In-semester assessment: 50%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Assignment 1 - HTML5 Web Application 20% Week 7, Friday 13 September 2013
Assignment 2 - Enterprise Web Application 30% Week 12, Friday 25 October 2013
Examination 1 50% To be advised

Teaching Approach

Lecture and tutorials or problem classes
This teaching and learning approach helps students to initially encounter information at lectures, discuss and explore the information during tutorials, and practice in a hands-on lab environment.

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Faculty Policy - Unit Assessment Hurdles (

Academic Integrity - Please see the Demystifying Citing and Referencing tutorial at

Assessment Tasks


  • Assessment task 1
    Assignment 1 - HTML5 Web Application
    Students will create a basic web application using the Java EE 7 platform to demonstrate core concepts in enterprise web application development. The application should demonstrate an understanding of using JavaServer Faces technology to develop an HTML5 interface and the integration of web services.
    Criteria for assessment:
    • This is an individual assignment and is to be entirely your own work.
    • The assignment will be marked against criteria of correctness and clarity.
    • Further detailed assessment criteria will be available with the assignment specification.
    Due date:
    Week 7, Friday 13 September 2013
  • Assessment task 2
    Assignment 2 - Enterprise Web Application
    Students will develop an eBusiness enterprise web application to demonstrate advanced Java EE 7 concepts. The application should demonstrate an understanding of using Enterprise JavaBeans and Java Persistence to enable user registration and search capabilities.
    Criteria for assessment:
    • This is an individual assignment and is to be entirely your own work.
    • The assignment will be marked against criteria of correctness and clarity.
    • Further detailed assessment criteria will be available with the assignment specification.
    Due date:
    Week 12, Friday 25 October 2013


  • Examination 1
    3 hours
    Type (open/closed book):
    Closed book
    Electronic devices allowed in the exam:

Learning resources

Monash Library Unit Reading List

Feedback to you

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
  • Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
  • Graded assignments with comments
  • Interviews
  • Solutions to tutes, labs and assignments

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement ( for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an online quiz). Please note that it is your responsibility to retain copies of your assessments.

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the portal.

Required Resources

Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.

You will need access to:

  • Java SE 7
  • NetBeans IDE with Java EE 7 support and Glassfish application server

This software is freely available online to download and also be available in University computer labs. Appropriate download resources will be made accessible via Moodle.

Recommended Resources

The Java EE 7 Tutorial:

This is the official Java EE 7 Tutorial from Oracle. We will use a number of chapters and and example code from the tutorial to demonstrate core concepts in the Java EE platform.

The tutorial is accessible at

Other Information


Graduate Attributes Policy

Student services

Monash University Library

Disability Liaison Unit

Students who have a disability or medical condition are welcome to contact the Disability Liaison Unit to discuss academic support services. Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) visit all Victorian campuses on a regular basis.

Your feedback to Us

Previous Student Evaluations of this Unit

Over the years in which the unit has been running, students have reported an overall satisfaction with the content and presentation of the unit's material.

The unit's content this semester has been updated in keeping with the evolving web technologies. In particular, the materials have been extended to cover the Java EE 7 platform and HTML5 technologies.

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Various web resources will be made available on Moodle.