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.

Fees/Scholarships

The 2013/2014 fee for three semesters was

  • domestic $8,661.81
  • international $20,250.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2013/2014 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.

Curriculum

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
HTTP 500 Web Application Development 1
HTTP 501 Project Management
HTTP 502 Web Programming
HTTP 503 Digital Design
HTTP 504 Database Design and Development

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
HTTP 505 Security and Quality Assurance
HTTP 506 Web Application Development 2
HTTP 507 XML and Web Services
HTTP 508 Mobile Development
HTTP 509 Career Connections
HTTP 510 Web Information Architecture

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
HTTP 511 Usability and Accessibility
HTTP 512 Trends in Web Development
HTTP 513 Web Project
HTTP 514 Portfolio Development
HTTP 515 Field Placement