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Monash University

FIT5042 Enterprise application development for the web - Semester 2, 2014

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)

Workload Requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week 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


Eddie Leung

Consultation hours: By appointment.

Your feedback to Us

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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 has been updated from last semester in keeping with evolving web technologies. In particular, the materials have been extended to cover the Java EE 7 platform.

As a result of student feedback the following decisions were made:

  1. To change the assignment weighting.
  2. To focus on enterprise application design and programming skills rather than the implementation of prototype features in all practical assignments.
  3. To align the assessment requirements with students' undertanding of enterprise application design and programming concepts rather than prototype features. The alignment was done by making individual labs assessed, and this assessment based on weekly learning objectives.

If you wish to view how previous students rated this unit, please go to

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 Java Revision Note: Tutorial classes commence in Week 1
2 Enterprise Architecture Concepts and Java EE Application Architecture Week 1 exercise due
3 Graphical User Interface Week 2 exercise due
4 Introduction to JavaServer Faces Week 3 exercise due
5 Developing Web Interfaces with JavaServer Faces Week 4 exercise due
6 Working with Web Services Week 5 exercise due
7 Introduction to Enterprise JavaBeans Week 6 exercise due
8 Advanced Applications of Enterprise JavaBeans Week 7 exercise due
9 Introduction to Java Persistence Week 8 exercise due
10 Advanced Applications of Java Persistence Week 9 exercise due
11 Securing Enterprise Web Applications Week 10 exercise due
12 Unit Revision Practical assignment due Friday 24 October 2014
  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/

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

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 Summary

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

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Tutorial Exercises 20% Each weekly exercise will be due for assessment in the following week's tutorial.
Practical Assignment - Enterprise Web Application 30% Week 12, Friday 24 October 2014
Examination 1 50% To be advised

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Assessment Tasks


  • Assessment task 1
    Tutorial Exercises
    Weekly programming tasks designed around that week's lecture material.
    Criteria for assessment:
    • The exercises are individual assessments and are to be entirely your own work.
    • The exercises will be marked against criteria of correctness and clarity.
    • Further detailed criteria will be available with the exercise specifications.
    Due date:
    Each weekly exercise will be due for assessment in the following week's tutorial.
  • Assessment task 2
    Practical Assignment - Enterprise Web Application
    This assignment will require students to design and implement a web application using Java enterprise technologies.
    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 24 October 2014


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

Learning resources

Monash Library Unit Reading List (if applicable to the unit)

Faculty of Information Technology Style Guide

Feedback to you

Examination/other end-of-semester assessment feedback may take the form of feedback classes, provision of sample answers or other group feedback after official results have been published. Please check with your lecturer on the feedback provided and take advantage of this prior to requesting individual consultations with staff. If your unit has an examination, you may request to view your examination script booklet, see http://intranet.monash.edu.au/infotech/resources/students/procedures/request-to-view-exam-scripts.html

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 (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/student-academic-integrity-managing-plagiarism-collusion-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. 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 my.monash 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 http://docs.oracle.com/javaee/7/tutorial/doc/home.htm

Other Information


Monash has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and to provide advice on how they might uphold them. You can find Monash’s Education Policies at: www.policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/academic/education/index.html

Key educational policies include:

Faculty resources and policies

Important student resources including Faculty policies are located at http://intranet.monash.edu.au/infotech/resources/students/

Graduate Attributes Policy

Student Charter

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.


Various web resources will be made available on Moodle.

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