Web Development (BSc Honours)
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4 Years (8 Semesters)
A minimum of Leaving Certificate Grade C3 in two Higher level subjects together with a Grade D3 in four other subjects at Ordinary or Higher level including Mathematics and either Irish or English.
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Helpful subjects with ‘problem solving skills’ or that require analytical thought, e.g. English, Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Business. A modern continental language such as German or French would be an advantage for the semester abroad.
Graduates with honours degrees of suitable grades are eligible to apply for postgraduate research degrees at Masters (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) level where further specialisation in your preferred area of computing is possible. Graduates can also apply for a taught MSc course such as: MSc in Software Development MSc in Networking and Security
What is Web Development?
Web Development refers to the programming required to create websites and web applications. This course can be considered as software development for the web. It provides graduates with the skills and knowledge required to design and create websites and web applications (i.e. the programmes/websites that people use every day on the Internet). Some examples would be Facebook, Youtube, Amazon, or basically any website you visit.
About the Course
The course has a strong focus on the use of current and emerging web technologies and on user experience. Besidesthe Web based modules, the course has a mix of general software development modules to produce a rounded and competent software developer.
In Year 3, students will study at a foreign university or a minimum of 13 weeks on work placement.The Department has links to many third level institutes in Europe and will advise students where study places may be found where the medium of instruction is English. Movement within the EU may be supported by the EU Erasmus programme.
In addition, CIT include modules on business, management and entrepreneurship to better prepare you for your career.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate research degrees at Master’s (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) level where further specialisation in your preferred area of computing is possible. Suitably qualified graduates may also apply to:
What makes CR 312 different from the other Computing Honours Degrees at CIT?
The BSc (Honours) in Web Development is a specialised Degree. While it will teach the basic principles of software development (preparing you for a career in software engineering generally) it will also apply them to creating web applications in particular.
What level of Programming is contained in the course?
This is primarily a software development course. You will learn how to programme and, in particular, how to use your programming skills to create websites and web applications.
Can I design and develop websites from this course?
Can I go on to specialise in Cloud Computing?
The MSc in Cloud Computing requires a good knowledge of Networking and Virtualisation, so it would not be a recommended progression from Web Development.
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CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.
The Web has become a primary delivery mechanism for software systems. Web applications can be deployed on desktops, laptops, or mobile devices i.e. any device that can run a browser. Therefore, the trend in software is towards web based systems and the demand for qualified developers in the space is strong and growing. There are a large number of companies in Ireland, both large and small, developing applications for the Internet.
Possible Areas of Employment
- Web Developer
- Software Developer/Programmer
- User Experience Developer
- Web Designer
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