2014/15 Program

Web Development

Our Program

The Web Development program focuses on the development of websites and web services for multiple environments, including database-driven programming, content management and mobile services. Working on team projects and individually, students will 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. Students will finish the program working on websites that meet business and development requirements.

Towards the end of the program, students will have a portfolio website showcasing their work. They will also have a chance to show off their work at a portfolio show in the third semester. All students will complete a seven-week internship prior to graduation.

Your Career

Canadians have registered almost two 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.

Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in a computer programming language is helpful but not necessary. Students should have a high level of comfort using a computer and the Internet. Students concerned about their programming skills or program requirements should contact the program co-ordinator to discuss opportunities to develop their skills.
  • If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

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 is
• 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.


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