BSc (Hons) in Web Development, Level 8
Cork Institute of Technology – CR 312
4 year full-time course
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.
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 includes modules on business, management and entrepreneurship to better prepare you for your career.
Career prospects; Further studies
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
The games industry requires interdisciplinary teams when developing new products. A graduate with good software development skills and in particular, programming skills would be a major asset to such a team.
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.
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. 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.
Mr Gary Couse