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Web Technology


Admission Requirements

Bachelor diploma


Web Technology is a course about several Internet-related technologies. It teaches the basic workings of the web.

Why the basic workings? Because understanding them enables students to come up with alternative strategies to solve web-problems and achieve new web-goals. Students will be encouraged to find their own solutions, e.g. come up with alternative and new web-protocols.
Topics include
internetworking – protocol stacks – IP, TCP, UDP and HTTP protocols – Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol – semantic web – streaming media – MP3 encoding – peer-to-peer file sharing – BitTorrent protocol – TOR Onion Routing – “Is there a future for the world-wide web?”
This course specifically does not cover web-design issues, and does not teach you HTML (those skills are assumed). It is about how the Internet works, how the World Wide Web functions and what you could add to this.

Course Objectives

Introduction to various basic internet and web technologies and enabling design of alternative technologies/solutions

Time Table

The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Mode of Instruction

The format is interactive and kaleidoscopic, integrating lectures, guest lectures, and programming demonstrations. Examination is through a final exam. Full class attendance is compulsory. Reading materials are distributed electronically in class.

Assessment Method

Assignments and written examination


Not applicable

Reading List

Study materials will be provided by the lecturer during the course


Via program coordinator Media Technology: Nanda Milbreta:, 071-527 6994

Signing up for classes and exams in uSis

You have to sign up for classes and examinations (including re-exams) in uSis. Check this link to find the information and activity codes.
How to sign up for classes and exams

Contact Information

Nanda Milbreta:

Important Links

Curriculum link