UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Internet and Web Design

UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Internet and Web Design

University of South Africa Short Course in Introduction to Internet and Web Designs

Short Course in Introduction to Internet and Web Design (70076)



This course focuses on important client-side and some server-side interaction aspects of the Internet. The aim is to empower the user to interact with the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, and to provide practical training in the design and creation of usable Web pages. At the end of this course, users will understand and be able to explain common terminology associated with the Internet. They will be able to use a variety of tools to help them design and publish Web pages that are both engaging and usable.
Even though this is an intermediate level course (you will be expected to do only introductory client-side programming) you will be given meaningful exposure to more advanced topics such as HTML hand-coding, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), JavaScript programming, designing Web pages and sites with good usability, and graphics file formats, their manipulation and preparation.

Target group

The relative novice with general Windows skills who wishes to gain the skills to use the Internet as a communications and research medium and publish his/her own Web pages, whether for personal or commercial use.

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
Internet access to the course material, e-mail facility and discussion forum on the course Web site.


Semester course

Language medium


Registration periods

for more information about registrations visit http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za
e-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za

Tuition method


Kind of assessment

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Written assignments and practical exercises
Summative assessment:
The development of a static web site

Introduction to the Internet and Web Design (CSIW1DT)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • HTML and CSS and Web Design
  • JavaScript programming
  • Graphics preparation


Course leader

Prof Mc Donald van der Merwe PhD (MST), UNISA
Centre for Software Engineering
Office 8-047, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

School of Computing
Office: Block C 3-06, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9131 / 9139
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za