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Web Development

A 1.5-year, 90 ECTS bachelor programme, building on the AP degree in Multimedia Design and Communication. Having this degree further enhances your skills in areas such as web and interface design, usability, web communication and software development.

The degree focuses strongly on combining theory with practice, including a 3-month internship in the last semester, where you get hands-on experience with working in a company.

On the Web Development bachelor degree programme, you gain a thorough understanding of multimedia production, while learning how to organize and manage web projects to an advanced level. You heighten your skills within areas such as programming, web communication, digital aesthetics, and interface design.

Before starting the programme, you choose whether you’d like to specialize in Backend development, or in Interface and Design.

Facts

  • Study start: September 1, 2016. Application deadline is March 15 for non-EU students // July 1 for EU/EEA students // July 5 for Danish students.
    No winter intake.
  • Admission requirements: AP degree in Multimedia Design and Communication or Computer Science.
  • Duration: 1.5 years, 120 ECTS.
  • Tuition: EU/EEA students no tuition fee. Non-EU/EEA students DKK 75,000 per year.
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What you learn

In the mandatory sections of the programme you learn to develop websites, advanced web applications, and apps for mobile devices. You gain the skills to be able to work across platforms, media and applications, and to operate as a specialist around the design and construction of web applications, web architecture and internet communication.

On the Web Development bachelor degree programme at IBA Kolding, we work with various teaching methods, such as class-based teaching, group work, lectures, presentations from relevant parties, theme days, project weeks, etc. Teaching is therefore very varied, and you’ll find that no two weeks are the same.

As a student of web development, you are in close contact with Danish companies, and can experience first-hand the daily tasks and challenges. Activities during the studies include guest lecturers, presentations and projects in which companies participate, and visits to various companies.

Specialization streams

Read about the two specializations that you must choose between when you begin the programme.

Interface and design

Are you passionate about communicating and designing information for the internet? Or maybe you wish to work broadly with internet technologies, without having to step fully into the engine room? Then this specialism could be for you.

The programme is centred around the area of tension between internet technology and communication and design. You will work with design processes and project management, in collaboration with CMS and E-commerce development platforms. You will be introduced to the Internet of Things, and to the challenges presented by a world full of new, web-connected devices - as seen in a design-based perspective.

This specialization might be for you if you’re keen on gaining an immediate business skill to be put to use after the completion of the programme. It also provides a good basis for further education or training, for example through a Masters degree or equivalent in web communication.

Backend development

Are you well acquainted with your inner nerd? Do you love working with the latest web technologies, diving deep into technically complex solutions? And do you furthermore wish to be at the cutting edge of technology, as we watch the Internet of Things come of age around us? Then this specialism could be for you.

As a part of this stream, you get right to the heart of the most fundamental principles of web development - through the very latest technologies. We delve deep into the various technologies which make app development possible at a high, professional level. You also gain insight into the trends and currents within web-based development.

You’ll learn how to put data from other sources to use, and how to secure your own installations against the inevitable threats that arise whenever business is digitalized and moved online.

This stream is a good starting-point if you wish to get a direct and contemporary business skill to make use of after finishing the programme. You also gain the opportunity to continue studying at Masters level or equivalent, in Web Architecture or a similar field.

Career opportunities

As a web developer, you have a much larger range of career options than as a multimedia designer, and you typically find a job in the IT business, e.g. in software development departments of large companies, as a software developer, webmaster or web consultant.

Once you have some experience, you can become a software architect, or create your own business and forge a career as a consultant. 

Structure of the programme

Semester 1 & 2:

Mandatory and elective courses

Semester 3:

Internship - 15 ECTS
Main thesis - 15 ECTS

See the structure of the programme (PDF)

Study environment and teaching method

Teaching takes place in classes comprising between 25 and 35 students, which gives you an excellent opportunity to enjoy a good social life with your fellow students. You will experience teaching approaches that emphasise theory as well as practice.

The instruction is based on projects, many of which take place in cooperation with local and national businesses, and the tasks are normally carried out in groups. You must be prepared to make an independent effort and to cooperate with your fellow students.

Some of the project tasks, and the final project in particular, are independent tasks, carried out on the basis of the theory that you have learned. The projects should be based on specific cases from businesses, insofar as this is possible. You will be given good advice and constructive criticism along the way.

Internship

During the third semester, you have a compulsory 3-month internship, which can be taken in Denmark or anywhere in the world - further enhancing your employment prospects. You are responsible for finding your internship yourself, or you can make use of our network, in Denmark or abroad.

International opportunities

When studying Web Development, you have various options for gaining additional international experience. You can study abroad for a semester. We have many partner schools to choose from, or you can find your own.

Furthermore, there is a wide range of short-term international opportunities, providing the possibility for students to strengthen their ability to work within a multicultural environment, broaden their international network, and develop their study-related skills, such as study visits, international marketing and business weeks.

Read more about going abroad.

Further study

On completion of the bachelor degree in web development, you can use your credits to do a full-time master’s degree in Denmark or in other countries. For example, you can progress to study medialogy or become a civil engineer.

Admission requirements

Having successfully completed an AP degree in Multimedia Design and Communication or an AP degree in Computer Science, you are normally accepted to Web Development automatically.

If you have a degree from another country, or an AP degree in a different subject area, you will be evaluated individually. In some cases, taking additional courses will be necessary, and you must have English and mathematics at the levels described below.

Mathematics

Mathematics C-level is required in order to apply for the Bachelor in Web Development. The Mathematics C-level is represented by 125 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish C-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

 

English language

Students from Denmark must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level. The English B-level is represented by 210 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

Students from all other countries must present a recognised international English test, with a result equivalent to or better than:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL Paper: 550
  • TOEFL Computer: 213
  • TOEFL Internet-based: 79 (minimum 19 in all sections)
  • Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C
  • Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part)

Excepted from the requirement of the English test are native English speakers and applicants holding Nordic entrance exams.

How to apply

The Web Development programme has both autumn and spring intake.

Please note that all applicants must write a motivation letter.

Autumn intake

When applying for the autumn intake, you need to fill in an application form (Word) and send it with all necessary documents plus your motivation letter to apply@iba.dk.

All attachments to your application must be submitted together with the application form no later than the application deadline.

Non-EU students must apply no later than March 15, 2016.

EU/EEA students must apply no later than July 1, 2016.

Danish students must apply no later than July 5, 2016.

Study start: September 1, 2016.

See the admission process in detail.

Application checklist

Please make sure that you send the following documents with your application:

  • Transcript of records and diploma (AP degree or other education)
  • Documentation for English language skills
  • Motivation letter 
  • References (if any)
  • Copy of passport
  • High school diploma - only if you apply with an education from another country

Please do not send documentation/diplomas that are not required!

Acceptance letters

Conditional acceptance letter
Students will receive Conditional acceptance letters shortly after the application deadline (March 15 for EU/EEA and non-EU students // July 5 for Danish students) and continuously afterwards.

Final acceptance letter
The final acceptance letter will be sent at the end of July, after we receive all diplomas/necessary documents.

Application checklist

Please make sure that you send the following documents with your application:

  • Transcript of records and diploma (AP degree or other education)
  • Documentation for English language skills
  • Motivation letter 
  • References (if any)
  • Copy of passport
  • High school diploma - only if you apply with an education from another country

Please do not send documentation/diplomas that are not required!

Acceptance letters

Conditional acceptance letter
Students will receive Conditional acceptance letters shortly after the application deadline (October 1 for non-EU students // December 1 for EU/EEA and Danish students) and continuously afterwards.

Final acceptance letter
The final acceptance letter will be sent at the end of December, after we receive all diplomas/necessary documents.

Financial issues

Tuition fee
Danish, Nordic, EU and EEA students: Free of charge.

Other students: DKK 75,000 per year (DKK 37,500 per semester).

Students who are exchanged between IBA and other institutions where bilateral exchange agreements exist are exempt from paying study fees to IBA.

Scholarships
The programme is entitled to the Danish state education support (SU). Read more at www.su.dk

Lecturers

  • Malene Patsche Kjeldsen
    Malene Patsche Kjeldsen
    Lecturer. Teaches interaction development.
  • Morten Jul Petersen
    Morten Jul Petersen
    Lecturer. Teaches visual communication.
  • Per Toft
    Per Toft
    Lecturer. Teaches web development.

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