INFS 7004 Content Management Systems and Web Analytics

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300697

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Description Content management systems (CMS) is a collective name for a wide range of web applications used by organisations/institutions/enterprises and social communities in establishing a continuing web presence. They may connect to backend systems and can provide complete web application services. This subject builds on both the conceptual and practical skills/knowledge to develop and utilise CMS's; in their management; in technical, legal, ethical and security issues; and in utilising web analytics to obtain business intelligence of their operation and impact.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Information Systems

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 5891 Web Site Management and Security


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Web development and HTML basics.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Give details of the architecture, functions, operation and characteristics of contemporary Content Management Systems and deploy and deploy a representative CMS;
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of relevant legal issues: current web-related legislation, copyright, privacy, and intellectual property;
  3. Identify privacy concerns and security issues in design, developing and maintaining CMSs including accessibility issues;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of server protection and control of access to information;
  5. Develop management policies for implementation of Web-based services for commercial applications
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the various web analytic tools, their application, relevance, scope and limitations and how they can be applied in the business context
  7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of community and social networks and the impact of CMSs in society.

Subject Content

- architecture and functions of CMSs, comparison of CMSs and their functionality
- operation, management, policy development and workflow
- security, IP, ethics, Accessibility, Privacy and legal requirements of enterprise systems
- Internationalisation and The user interface
- Deployment and maintenance Issues
- principles, methods, tools and usage of web Analytics
- community CMSs as compared to enterprise CMSs
- developing web applications with CMSs
- future Trends and Developments of CMSs


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 N Individual
Practical 30 N Individual
Applied Project 1500 words or equivalent 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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