BSc

Web Development (with integrated foundation year)

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Key Facts

H60F
  • UCAS Tariff

  • Course Length

    4 Year

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Web Development at Aberystwyth University focuses on the Internet and its implications and applications for organisations. The Internet is of central importance to the strategies of many large organisations, and there is a great need for people who understand networks and who can also construct effective internet solutions. This requires building websites to professional standards.

The engineering of such systems involves considering the needs of users and the organisation and creating a professional response based on understanding of the relevant technologies. On this course you will explore these in a supportive learning environment.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

 Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)

Overview

The first year of this foundation degree will be a gentle introduction to the subject. After the first year the course follows the same core subjects as the H602 BSc Web Development degree.

Why study Web Development?

  • Employability embedded in the structure of this degree
  • Access to dedicated Windows, Linux and MacOS laboratories and central servers
  • Taught by lecturers who have close links with industry, so you can be confident that you will be learning the very latest concepts and working with cutting edge technologies.
Our Staff

Almost all of the Department of Computer Science lecturers are qualified to PhD level, and those who are not have considerable research or industrial experience. All new lecturers are required to obtain the PGCTHE, and hence are Senior Fellows or Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. The department also employs a number of part time demonstrators and tutors and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Research fellows and research assistants (mostly PhD qualified) may also be involved in delivering occasional teaching when it is appropriate.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Academic Skills Foundation 1 * IC07620 20
Academic Skills Foundation 2 * IC07720 20
Foundation Mini Projects CS02420 20
Foundation Programming CS02320 20
Information Technology for University Students CS01120 20
Spreadsheets for University Students CS01010 10

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Communication and Technology PH19510 10
The Mathematics Driving Licence CS10410 10

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Programming for the Web CS25320 20
Software Engineering for the Web CS22220 20
System and Network Services Administration CS25820 20
Web Design and the User Experience CS22620 20
Modelling Persistent Data * CS27020 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers:

  • Communications and networking
  • Computer applications
  • Web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • Systems analysis and development
  • Computer sales and marketing
  • Education.

What skills do I acquire from this degree?

Employability skills are the core values of our degree.

As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a residential weekend in your second year where you and other students will have to work in teams to solve problems.

This activity will encourage and improve:

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management
  • Working independently and as part of a team
  • Organisation skills
  • Implementation skills
  • Research skills
  • Technical skills.



Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you will be introduced to:

  • Information technology and spreadsheets
  • Fundamental concepts in programming
  • Creating simple websites and games.

In your second year you may be introduced to:

  • Fundamental concepts and tools of Computer Science such as programming, algorithms, problems and solutions
  • Computer Infrastructure
  • Web development tools
  • Mathematics for computer scientists.

In your third year you may explore topics such as:

  • Web programming and software engineering
  • Systems administration
  • Databases
  • Web design.

In your final year, you will explore:

  • E-commerce
  • Development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software
  • Individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you.

How will I be taught?

  • Our enthusiastic staff will teach you through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and individual/ group based project work
  • You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals, projects, workshops and examinations
  • You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete the AberGrad Skills Checklist at Aberystwyth University. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic and work-based skills and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the AberGrad Skills Checklist will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.


Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

A Levels Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

International Baccalaureate:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

European Baccalaureate:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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