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Web Development (BSc Honours) (Level 8)

  • Course Code

    CR 312

  • Field of Study

    Computing

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Full-time course duration:

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

  • score the necessary CAO points and
  • meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only:
Some students who apply to CIT courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, CIT offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a CIT Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the CIT Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard.

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Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects with ‘problem solving skills’ or that require analytical thought, e.g. English, Science, Mathematics. A modern continental language such as German or French would be an advantage for the semester abroad.

Course summary

This programme has been designed so that the first year curriculum is common for all degrees in the Department of Computer Science. This means that students can transfer to another programme in the Department in year two if they meet the CAO entry requirements for that programme when they enter CIT. This offers great flexibility for qualifying students who may wish to change programmes after year one. This flexibility allows a student to make a more informed decision one year into his/her studies.

Department(s)

Computer Science

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - OPEN DAYS 2017

26th October 
National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy County Cork

17th November 
CIT Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork
 
18th November
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork

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For information on Fees/Student Grants/Scholarships and Financial Assistance, please click here.

Programme Overview

The World Wide Web is the single most important content and software distribution platform in the world today. Graduates pursuing a career involving Web Development can expect to work on many aspects of the web whether it’s creating front-end interfaces, back-end software, or a combination of the two. A developer, with an understanding of all aspects of web development from the data layer to the visual interface that a user interacts with and the logic that connects the two, is of particular value.

Programme details

CR312 Course Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

Computer Science Choices

The first year curriculum is common for all degrees in the Department of Computer Science. All first year students study the same modules and this means that students can transfer to another programme in the Department in year two if they meet the CAO entry requirements for that programme when they enter CIT. This offers great flexibility for qualifying students who may wish to change programmes after year one. This flexibility allows a student to make a more informed decision one year into his/her studies.


The programme is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to develop software primarily for the World Wide Web. It also provides students with a broad overview of Computer Science fundamentals. This results in graduates who are competent developers in multiple modern programming languages and have a strong understanding of the theoretical concerns that underpin Computer Science such as Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Architecture, Security and Database Systems.

As a result, the Honours Degree prepares students for a career in a fast paced and continually evolving industry. Specialised modules outline the design and development methodologies necessary for providing complex frontend behaviour and scalable back-end solutions. Not only are students exposed to state-of-the-art technologies and practices currently in use, they also acquire the skills necessary to keep up to date with changes in the industry, and learn how to adapt to new technologies and paradigms as they arise.

As students progress through the programme they gain an appreciation for the nuances in the design and development of web applications. This is enhanced by modules concerned with human computer interaction, user experience and visual design. As such, students attain a rich appreciation for the design process and a greater understanding of how complex user requirements are fulfilled in a simple and elegant manner.

work placement

In Year 3, students can study at a foreign university or spend 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.

Further Studies

For details, see http://cs.cit.ie

Suitably qualified graduates may also apply for postgraduate research degrees at Masters (MSc) or Doctoral (PhD) level where further specialisation in your preferred area of Computer Science is possible. Suitably qualified graduates may also apply for these taught programmes:

Question Time

What makes CR 312 different from the other Computer Science Honours Degrees at CIT?
The BSc (Honours) in Web Development is a specialised Degree. The programme develops these skills in unison, encouraging students to develop complete solutions from start to finish utilising the abilities they have attained throughout the programme. This produces a graduate who has the capacity to take a project from the initial concept/ design stage right through to delivering the final product.

Can I design and develop websites from this programme?
Yes, you will learn the latest development approaches, web standards (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and technologies used in developing software for the web. You will learn how to programme and, in particular, how to use your programming skills to design, develop and deploy complex websites and web applications.

Can I work in the Games Development Industry with this programme?
Yes, 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.

We also offer a Games Development elective module.

Graduate Profiles

Robert Gabriel
Website Produce Lead & Software Engineer

“CIT is by far one of the best colleges for Computer Science in Ireland. CIT gave me the support, knowledge, and skills I needed to work in industry. By the end of my time, I had multiple offers from several major tech companies, all thanks to the staff and classes in CIT.

When I graduated, I began work as a software engineer at Teamwork.com where I have worked as both a Front-end and a Back-end engineer and use my knowledge daily, which I gained during my time in CIT, to address some of the UX and UI issues the company faces. Within 7 months of Teamwork.com, I was promoted to lead a team within the company because of my skills and experience.

I would highly recommend CIT's BSc (Honours) in Web Development as the software engineering skills you will learn in this programme will give you the flexibility and the knowledge to work in both Front-end and Back-end design or Dev-Ops. The 9 month work placement will also give you a jump-start when looking for work after college.”

 

Dean O'Halloran
Cloud Develope
r

“Within two months of graduating, I was appointed in a permanent position for EMC, Cork, as a cloud developer. EMC is a challenging yet motivating environment where innovation and implementing change is constant and part of my daily job. I'm part of the Global Cloud Services team where I develop cloud services for public and private cloud infrastructures for customers all over the world.

CIT provided me with a great foundation to grow my programming skills from the basics to a very advanced level using many different programming languages which I use daily. I learned how to collaborate in teams, manage projects and gather user requirements effectively.

I highly recommend Web Development to anyone as the opportunities in IT, especially in Ireland, are endless. My web development degree is a very valuable asset and will always stand to me in the future.”

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Please click here for the BSc (Honours) in Web Development module information.

 

You will have career opportunities in Cork, Ireland and abroad, with large multinationals (such as Johnson Controls, Dell EMC, Qualcomm). There are a large number of Irish companies (such as Teamwork.com) for the Internet to developing web based applications. 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.

Possible Areas of Employment

  • Web Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • UI/UX Engineer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Software Developer

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

 

 

EU Applicants must apply via the CAO - please click on the link above.

Non-EU Applicants - please click here for how to apply.
 

CAO 1st Round:

300

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Dr Ruairí O’Reilly
ruairi.oreilly@cit.ie
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