Web Applications and Services (G6060)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

On this module, you'll begin to look at the models and technologies used to provide distributed applications and services over the Internet.

You will study the features and problems of building distributed applications, such as:

  • naming
  • security
  • synchronisation
  • replication
  • object persistence
  • content distribution.

You will use the framework provided by the Java Enterprise Edition to build distributed web applications.


50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Laboratory)


50%: Coursework (Project)
50%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: