This is a top-up programme intended for graduates of the Academy Profession Degree Programmes in Multimedia Design or Computer Science. The top-up programme earns you a bachelor’s degree in Web Development with only 1½ years of additional study.
The programme will give you the competences to work with the construction of modern web applications.
You will learn to work with modern web technologies and coding practices throughout the development process.
As part of your studies, you will also work with database and deployment technologies and with the development process from a design perspective.
As a Bachelor of Web Development, you will have skills and knowledge within web in a broad sense, both desktop, mobile etc. and you will find exciting employment opportunities within a rapidly growing industry.
The Bachelor Degree programme in Web Development is a top-up programme that takes 1.5 years covering 3 semesters.
It consists of 6 course modules, 3 core modules, 1 bridge module and two elective modules over the first two semesters. The last semester consists of an internship and the final exam project.
Course modules on the 1st and 2nd semesters
The 1st and 2nd semester course modules are as follows:
- Development Environments
- Interface Design
- Back-end Programming (for Multimedia)
- Front-end Programming (for Computer science)
- Individual study
- Service and security
- Workshops within Gamification, Frontend Frameworks, Academic Writing etc.
There will be both project and oral exams.
The specific aim of the study programme
The content and structure of the course are specifically planned towards a future career within the web development industry.
This means that you will get in-depth knowledge about the technologies of the trade as well as knowledge that spans more advanced web development projects where the products are targeted at many different platforms in integrated communications solutions.
In short, you will gain wide knowledge and skills to ensure you many different future career and job opportunities.
Try out theories and methods hands-on during your 3 month internship on the Web Development programme
Try out theory in practice
The internship will take place on the final, 3rd semester and is your opportunity to try out methodologies and theories in practise before preparing your final bachelor project.
During your internship, you will work with a given company about a practise-related problem and its solution.
Reflective Practice-Based Learning
Common to all our programmes is the focus on educating you for the real world. Our slogan is “Real Life Education”, and we mean this very literally. You will at least be spending a term at a work placement, and we strive to continuously develop our curriculum in collaboration with the professions, we train for.
Another common feature is our great learning environment, in which classroom teaching is key. We combine the academic and social aspects of studying, hereby easing the transition to becoming an independent student. The interaction between theory and practice combined with personal reflection remains the absolute core of all our study programmes – and the basis of our learning approach Reflective Practice-Based Learning.
Getting ready for the future
In the course of your studies you will be inspired to be creative, to explore and to be innovative; and you will learn to look critically at your own learning, your experience, your knowledge and practice. You bring your own values and personality into play, and through reflecting on your own practice you develop your personal judgement and ability to act professionally.
In the study programme you will also be working closely together with your fellow students. You learn to share knowledge and to work towards a common goal together with others. In that way you build up an important reflective competence which is decisive for being innovative, independent and productive in the labour market of the future.
We have a well-established and well-functioning study environment where students are in focus
This education is just one in many offered by the team behind UCN’s IT programmes.
The team offers
- An experienced lecturer team with a wide academic background
- A course of studies with a pedagogical focus
- Lecturers, advisors and counsellors to give you academic help and support in your personal development during the course of your education
- Close contact with local IT companies and Aalborg University’s study programmes under the Department of Computer Science
Free software during your studies
The Web Development study programme has an agreement with Microsoft Academic Alliance, which means that much of the software that we use on the programme is made available to you free of charge.
There are several possibilities for giving your education an international twist
During the course of your education at UCN you can go abroad for a certain period of time. You can go on an internship abroad in one or more companies or you can take your studies abroad.
The two kinds of placements can even be combined so you can do both. Be aware that the time spent abroad may not prolong the total duration of your studies in Denmark, however.
Why go abroad?
Whether you choose to do an internship or to study abroad, you will no doubt develop — personally as well as professionally. You will broaden your horizons and develop your language and professional skills.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge yourself, to increase and develop your intercultural competencies — and an opportunity to return enlightened and enriched.
You will also add an international dimension to your CV.
Most contemporary businesses need employees possessing intercultural competencies gained in today’s multi-cultural world.
An internship abroad will improve your ability to consider matters from an innovative and different perspective.
Internship abroad – a golden opportunity!
If you do your internship abroad you will get an insight into how a foreign business organisation operates and become part of another country’s culture. You will achieve language and intercultural competencies that you will never forget.
At the same time, you will also get a unique chance to create networks – very early on in your career – that are likely to come in handy in the future while expanding your knowledge of different businesses. An internship abroad will no doubt improve your career opportunities in Denmark and internationally.
You should know that it is your responsibility to find an internship host company. However, the International Coordinator at the International Office at your address is ready to offer advice and guidance on visa rules, grants applications, deadlines and much more.
Study abroad – expand your horizons
If you chose to go abroad you are seizing an opportunity to live and study with students from all over the world allowing you to expand your horizons and form international networks. At the same time you can live in and explore a foreign culture.
CAREER AND FUTURE
After graduation plenty of exciting career opportunities will be available to you
Career opportunities within the IT business could be:
- Consultancies or software businesses within the web or IT businesses
- Internal development departments in companies and businesses of any size
After a few years’ employment, you will be able to handle overall functions in connection with planning and creating architecture for complicated web systems.
Furthermore, you will also be able to pursue a career as an independent consultant.