Master in Web Development

General

Program Description

This Postgraduate master program will prepare you for a position in Web development. This fairly new degree was shaped by employers expressing their need for employees with web-development skills: database management, computer networking, information security, Web applications, etc. This program is tailored to meet this demand by balancing foundational areas of understanding and problem solving with an emphasis on Web-centered technologies. Our graduates are immediately productive and adaptive as programmers, Web developers, software developers, software architects, Web applications developers.

Program Objectives

This full-time program will put you to work with real-world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following 3 areas of expertise.

  • Database Architecture and Design (Including Database modeling, UML, SQL / MySQL/ SQL Server, Database administration, etc.).
  • Front-End programming (including: Introduction to UX and web-design, wire-framing, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and Angular JS).
  • Back-End programming (including versioning, GIT, PHP, JAVA, JAVA SE)

Program

This 2-year Postgraduate Master’s Degree grants 120 ECTS credits distributed in 4 semesters of 15 weeks each: 96 mandatory ECTS credits (including 18 ECTS credits granted upon completion of a mandatory professional internship and 12 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis at the end of the program) and 24 elective ECTS credits chosen a catalog of 48 elective ECTS total. Students will have to decide between 2 minors:

  • Mobile Application Programming: Provides students with the specialized knowledge that is essential in the development of native Android mobile applications. Students will gain experience with the languages and frameworks that are most commonly used in developing these applications, with the design of user interfaces and software systems, and with associated topics such as networking, hosting infrastructure, and security.
  • Cross-Platform Programming: This minor focuses on Xamarin, a cross-platform development tool. Students will learn how to solve the common dilemma of having to develop cross-platform apps. Using C# in Xamarin, students will produce apps for iOS, Android, and Windows.

This program is designed for students already holding a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Programming or equivalent. Applicants with a 3-year minimum demonstrable professional hands-on experience can also apply.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Founded in 1998, East London University is one of the country’s premier private universities. The University's S1-hectare campus, a few kilometers south of downtown East London, is home to more than 2 ... Read More

Founded in 1998, East London University is one of the country’s premier private universities. The University's S1-hectare campus, a few kilometers south of downtown East London, is home to more than 2,300 students hailing from all regions of the South Africa and 27 other countries. Read less