Web Development (2015/16 Program)

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Three consecutive semesters, beginning in September

Contact Information: 

Bernie Monette
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4587

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Additional Requirements

Students are required to own or have guaranteed access to an Internet-enabled personal computer in their home or place of residence. It is preferable that students have their own laptop to use, either PC or Macintosh.


The 2014/2015 fee for three semesters was
– domestic $8,893.74
– international $21,312.50.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

$600 – textbooks; $225 – supplies (per year), including a mandatory domain name and appropriate web hosting.

Our Program

Humber’s Web Development graduate certificate program focuses on the development of websites and web services for multiple environments, including database-driven programming, content management and mobile services. You’ll work both individually and in teams simulating the real work environment to create commercial websites that apply theories of user-centred design, usability, information architecture, quality assurance testing and responsive design. Project management and presentation skills are key components of the program. Your education will be rounded out through your own experience working on websites that meet business and development requirements.

By the end of the final semester of study, you will develop a personal portfolio of your competencies and have a chance to promote your skills at a portfolio show. All students will gain industry experience through the completion of a seven-week internship prior to graduation.

Your Career

Canadians have registered 2.1 million dot-ca (.ca) domain names, an impressive achievement that reflects Canada’s position as one of the world’s most wired nations. The Web Development postgraduate program effectively addresses this trend by developing professionals able to create websites that respond to market and technology trends and support organizations’ corporate objectives.

Graduates find full-time and freelance employment as web developers in corporate, small- and medium-sized businesses, government, entertainment, education, health-care and the not-for-profit sectors. Graduates work as web developers creating websites and providing web services, and as advisors on web policies and strategic objectives. Some of our graduates will also establish their own freelance businesses.

Work Placement

The internship (minimum 245 hours) can be paid or unpaid, and takes place in the last seven weeks of the third and final semester. All placements are approved by the program co-ordinator. Students must successfully complete their internship in order to graduate.

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
HTTP 5101 Web Application Development 1
HTTP 5102 Project Management
HTTP 5103 Web Programming
HTTP 5104 Digital Design
HTTP 5105 Database Design and Development
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
HTTP 5201 Security and Quality Assurance
HTTP 5202 Web Application Development 2
HTTP 5203 XML and Web Services
HTTP 5204 Mobile Development
HTTP 5205 Career Connections
HTTP 5206 Web Information Architecture
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
HTTP 5301 Usability and Accessibility
HTTP 5302 Trends in Web Development
HTTP 5303 Web Project
HTTP 5304 Portfolio Development
HTTP 5305 Field Placement