Web Technologies

This course will appeal to non-technical professionals who would like to upgrade their skills in applying web technologies to their organisation. The course will give them the opportunity to develop expertise in an important growth area of IT that relates to web technologies.

The programme is practical in nature and aims to provide individuals with an understanding of how to create rich internet web applications using the latest web frameworks.

Who is the course for?
This course is for non-technical professionals in the workplace and college graduates from non-technical disciplines at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. It should be noted that the course contains a large amount of technical content and independent study on projects and assessments.

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

. Understand the foundations of computing such as the binary number systems, software engineering principles and database design
. Create a web application
. Use a web framework to create web applications
. Understand the latest web 2.0 technologies
. Create a rich internet application that can communicate asynchronously
. Engineer a web application from requirements through analysis, design, implementation and testing
. Connect the web application to a database.

Award and Progression
The Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies is awarded by QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 9.

Entry requirements

Applicants holding an honours degree (level 8) in any discipline will be considered for the course. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced and interview.


Part-time Schedule
Indicative Schedule Three evenings per week 18.00 - 22.00 and a number of Saturdays 09.00 - 18.00

Duration This course is 3 semesters delivered over 1 calender year

Careers or further progression

Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 9.

Further enquiries

For Further Information Contact:
The Admissions Team
Telephone: 1850 221 721

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Object Oriented Software Engineering
• Web Design
• Server Side Web Technologies
• Introduction to Databases
• Digital Multimedia
• Computer Architecture Operating Systems and Networks
• Web Application Development
• Project


Location: IFSC Campus

Course fee

Fees €4,500 (Fees revised annually)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2018

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