Is the Top-up Bachelor’s degree in Web Development for you?
Did you find the technical challenges of the multimedia designer education interesting? Do you have the courage to face several challenges in this area, while also wanting to strengthen your communication skills? Then the Top-up Bachelor’s degree in Web Development is probably for you.
The Top-up Bachelor’s degree in Web Development is the natural top-up for the multimedia designer education for multimedia designers, who want a stronger professional profile in the technical field.
Frontend and backend web programming as well as development environments are relatively technical subjects, which means that the student can not only design, but also implement systems. Currently, we are seeing an increase in the number of computer science students choosing this top-up, as there is an increasing focus on web technologies in the IT area.
How can you use the programme?
As a Bachelor in Web Development, you will be able to participate in the design and construction of web applications of all sizes. You will be able to build web systems from scratch using object-oriented IDE, CMS and relational databases.
The program is directed specifically at development of web technologies in a wide range of applications and a variety of distribution platforms preparing you for many different types of jobs.
The Top-up Bachelor’s degree in Web Development is a 1½-year study program offered to graduates from the AP degree in Computer Science or the AP degree in Multimedia Design and Communication. The program includes an internship in a company abroad or in Denmark. The internship will give you the opportunity to use the competences that you have gained in class and put them into practice.
The program is taught fully in English. You will be part of an international environment and will have the opportunity to meet students from Denmark, other European countries and other parts of the world.
Content and structure
The Bachelor in Web Development is a 1½ year study programme (top-up) consisting of three semesters. The Web Development programme is closely related to practice and the lessons are characterised by both lectures and exercises.
The 3rd semester is a specialisation module, which includes an internship in a company or an organisation in Denmark or abroad. It is important that you take an active part in finding the internship that matches the professional profile you want to acquire. The internship will give you the opportunity to use the qualifications that you have obtained in class and put them into practice. The last semester will also include the final bachelor project.
The final bachelor project concludes the programme. The students choose the topic of their bachelor project in consultation with Cphbusiness and preferably with a company as well. This gives you the opportunity to apply principles in practice. Cphbusiness must approve the project outline.
The employment rate in the IT sector is generally good and there is an increasing need for employees with competencies within web-technologies. The Web Development programme’s focus on technical competencies qualifies graduates to join a labour market in full development, where employability is good and is expected to grow in the near future.
As a graduate of Web Development you will be able to participate in the design and construction of web applications of all sizes. After working in the sector for a few years, you will be qualified for the following general tasks:
- Planning and design of complex web systems
- Building web systems with the use of object-oriented IDE, CMS and relational databases
- Using and analysing methods for advanced media production
- Working with sound, video and animation
With a Top-up Bachelor’s degree in Web Development you will be able to apply for the following:
- Web Developer
- Web programmer
- Front- or back end developer
- CMS Developer
- Webshop developer
Learning environment and study activities
At Cphbusiness, we see it as our most important task to contribute to your development so that you can help create the future business life.
Thus, Cphbusiness’ study activities aim to develop your academic and personal skills, in order to let you navigate in an organisation and create value at a work place or start and run your own company.
We believe that you learn best by working with specific tasks in practice. Therefore, our student activities are less focused on traditional teaching and to a greater extent built around activities where you play an active role yourself. You will have co-responsibility for and influence on your own learning, and feedback will be an important part of the study activities.
Besides traditional teaching, the study activities will include project work, cases and assignment work, where you through cooperation and dialogue solve specific tasks along with your fellow students and with your lecturers as counsellors. Furthermore, you will be challenged in digital study activities.
At Cphbusiness, all of the study programmes are scheduled as a full-time course of study. However, we try to create an environment where you can study full-time and also work at a part-time job. We do this in order to help you strengthen your business skills. As a result of this, you typically have two half days or one whole day off every week, which you can use on your part-time job, together with your study group or on your own preparation.
Education with a world of opportunities
At Cphbusiness, we offer you the opportunity to build and unfold your global, intercultural and linguistic skills through study activities, where you cooperate with students from all over the world. As a natural part of the study programme, the teaching activities including books and cases etc. will be in English.
In every study programme, an obligatory internship is included where you can test your own skills in a company abroad or in an international company in Denmark. In doing so, you will prepare yourself for the global job market that waits for you when you graduate.
What we expect of you as a student
Active participation in the study activities at Cphbusiness will, to a great extent, help you feel better equipped for your future job. Therefore, we expect that you:
- participate in study activities with lecturers, in study groups and on an individual level;
- participate in a mix of study activities (for example project work, workshops, digital learning activities and traditional teaching);
- want to learn in groups along with your fellow students with a diverse background;
- work full time with your studies – this means around 40 hours weekly besides a potential part-time job; and
- want to be challenged in your international and linguistic skills.
You should expect to place your part-time job in the evenings and weekends.
The purpose of the internship is to give the student an opportunity to apply his/her skills from the first two semesters by working in a company in a relevant sector on a job-like basis.
The companies are expected to contribute with best practice experience. During the internship, the student has a guidance teacher from his/her programme as well as a contact person in the company.
The student and the guidance teacher together set goals for the student’s prfessional and personal development during the internship period, which will subsequently be normative for organizing the student’s job function.
The internship is concluded with an evaluation meeting in which the student and the guidance teacher evaluates the student’s development from the internship against the initial goals.
You may compare the internship to a full time job with the same demands to working hours, effort, commitment, and flexibility, the student is likely to meet in his/her first job.