Web Design

DCO20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours per semester

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


Must be enrolled in
Any course within the School of Design
BA-EDUSEC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
BA-GAMIA Bachelor of Games and Interactivity
BB-GAMCS Bachelor of Games and Interactivity/Bachelor of Computer Science
BB-GAMIANI Bachelor of Games and Interactivity / Bachelor of Animation

Aims and objectives

This unit familiarises students with the web design process. Students will learn how to design websites through design principles such as information design and typography. Students will be introduced to the concepts, language, requirements and procedures that support the liaison between designers and technical specialists by using coding and other software-based techniques to build and manage a website.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Design and implement a simple, functioning HTML and CSS project
2. Plan the structure and extent of a web site viewed across multiple screen formats, including the briefing documents
3. Manage image and text resources, and aesthetic aspects of typography, for HTML and CSS for inclusion in a website
4. Establish informational and functional aspects for HTML and CSS, such as typographic hierarchies, information architecture and navigational links for use across mobile devices.

Courses with unit

Any course within School of Design
BA-DESS – Bachelor of Design - SOL
BA-EDUSEC – Bachelor of Education (Secondary)