252-2810-00L  Fundamentals of Web Engineering

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersM. El-Assady, D. Sichau
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractContemporary web development utilizes a technology stack that spans from back-ends to front-ends, and includes virtual server environments, document databases, back-end and front-end programming, and UI/UX design. The depth of this stack fosters separation of concern
and reuse, but also amounts to a steep learning curve.
ObjectiveThis course introduces both theoretical and applied aspects of web engineering. It covers:

- DOM, CSS, Typescript
- Fronted and backend frameworks
- Client-server communication
- Interaction design, visualization and narrative storytelling
- Security for in the context of web engineering
- Desktop applications using web development techniques
ContentThe course has two main objectives:

- Obtain an end-to-end (both, theoretical and practical) understanding of the foundations of web engineering.
- Be able to apply these techniques in practice.

While the lecture will provide the theoretical foundations for the various aspects of web engineering, the students will apply those techniques in project work that will span over the whole semester - involving different aspects of web engineering.
Lecture notesThe lecture slides are available for download on the course page.
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Students should be familiar with the basics of a programming language (C, C++, Python, Java, Javascript, Typescript). The course will not teach basics of programming.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Decision-makingfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed