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BA/BSc (Hons) Web Development



From traditional web sites through to the rapid growth market in web application development, you will learn both industry standard and cutting edge web development technologies and techniques and join one of the most rewarding sectors of the creative industries.

You will benefit from a hands-on, project based curriculum, developing skills in HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and User Interface (UX) design to list a few. We will then build on your knowledge to gain a full appreciation of industry needs and most essentially, how you can meet them.

The study programme consists of two courses, the well known and industry recognised SAE Webdesign & Development Diploma and the Bachelor level that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised web development technique, leading to an internationally recognised BA/BSc (Hons) Web Development* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.

There are different study modes available:

Full Time

The course is delivered full time where the standard duration is 96 weeks (24 months). This compact, fast-track study allows you to graduate quicker, and start your career earlier.

By studying this mode the Webdesign & Development Diploma modules are taught in parallel with the Bachelor-level lectures.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for full time studies, you can start with the Webdesign & Development Diploma.± Following successful completion of the SAE Diploma, students may be eligible to enrol in a programme validated by Middlesex University and study towards an Honours degree.

Part Time

In case of part time studies, there are 2 options available. Option one comprises a standard period of 120 weeks (30 months). Option 2 covers 168 weeks (42 months).

The main difference between the two options is in the weekly workload, giving you the choice to enrol on a course that suits your personal circumstance, whether you are working full time, or looking to take an easier pace of study. 






Acquin Siegel

In Partnership with Middlesex University

* This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by SAE Institute, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.


Indicative summary of topics

  • Introduction to web development
  • Design basics
  • Web concepts & pitch
  • Design tools & screen design
  • Front-end review


  • Layout assets
  • Web project
  • HTML & CSS workflow
  • Web project concept
  • Sketches
  • Separation of content and style

Indicative summary of topics

  • Responsive layout
  • JavaScript
  • Libraries & API
  • Front-end development frameworks


  • JavaScript website
  • Practical JavaScript exam
  • JS image gallery
  • JS form validation
  • Responsive layout

Indicative summary of topics

  • Human computer interaction
  • Usability & test methods
  • Fundamentals of animation
  • Web animation tools
  • Web animation scripting


  • Logo & banner animation
  • Usability exam
  • Practical authoring tool exam
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Storyboard animation

Creative Media Production

This module aims to position the discipline specific knowledge and skills acquired during the SAE Diploma within a wider industry, business and cultural context. The structure and operations of the culture industries are examined together with the meanings produced in the interplay between culture, cultural products and the consumer. The resulting implications for the pitching of creative media ideas and the marketing of creative media products are also considered. Students take their existing skills and adapt them for a range of markets, cultures and platforms, requiring students to understand other cultures and assimilate other disciplines into their practice.   

Indicative summary of topics

  • Structure and operation of the culture industries
  • Interplay between culture, cultural product and consumer:
  • Pitching and marketing of creative products
  • Related disciplines and their application to creative media practice:
  • Legal, contractual and ethical issues of creative media practice
  • Marketing and business studies
  • Music production
  • Basic principles of broadcasting
  • The potential of computer programming for advanced audio applications.


  • Practical research
  • Analytical essay
  • Business presentation

On successful completion of this module students will have acquired knowledge of:

  • The structure and operations of the culture industries
  • The interplay between culture and consumers of culture
  • Business, legal and ethical aspects of creative media activity
  • The development, pitching and marketing of creative media products within the framework of legal and cultural constraints
  • The principles of operation of large music studio equipment
  • The basic principles of broadcasting
  • Possible applications of computer programming for audio-related purposes

On successful completion of this module students will have developed skills in:

  • Developing a proposal in response to a creative media brief, with due consideration of financial, contractual and legal factors
  • Presenting a creative media pitch
  • Incorporating other disciplines into their creative media skill set
  • Producing music utilising contemporary recording, editing and mixing tools.

Advanced Web Practice

This module aims to develop discipline specific knowledge and skills to more sophisticated conceptual and technical levels through the realisation and evaluation of advanced web applications. During this module, students explore topics such as Java, mobile development, advanced object oriented programming, localisation and e-learning.

Indicative summary of topics

  • Strategies for continuing professional development
  • Advanced web applications
    • e-learning application development;
    • Decision support system application development
  • Project development and management


  • Professional development analysis
  • Advanced web project
  • Production analysis

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will have acquired knowledge of

  • Advanced web applications
  • Project development and management
  • Their continual professional development needs

On successful completion of this module students will have developed skills in

  • Conceiving, developing, realising and evaluating an advanced film application
  • Making appropriate creative decisions in accordance with the legal, contractual and ethical requirements of a brief
  • Adapting their skills to the demands of the work place

610 / 620 - Major Project

This module is the culmination of the degree programme, enabling students to demonstrate the full range of their technical, creative and academic skills. The major project is self-generated and may take one of many different forms. The project is intended to demonstrate a range of advanced skills in accordance with the requirements of a substantial Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science project. Through successful completion the student will also exhibit their capacity to conduct independent research and manage a large-scale venture.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • University entrance qualifaction (Abitur or similar)
  • Alternatively: minimum age of 18 years plus intermediate educational qualification and aptitude test
  • Own notebook computer for office work, theoretical tests and own notes from lectures
  • Language skills: students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English; atleast Level B2
Fees & Funding

Payment Plans Full Time

  • Upfront: 4 payments, each at the beginnig of next semester
  • Standard: 24 payments, each at the beginning of month

Payment Plans Part Time

  • Upfront: 5/7 payments, each at the beginnig of each semester
  • Standard: 30/42 payments, each at the beginning of month

Financing Options

There are several options that may be available to you to help you finance your studies, such as;

  • STANDARD and UPFRONT payment plans
  • Student loans
  • Educational funds

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Career Options

  • Web Designer
  • Junior Web Developer
  • Senior Web Developer (Project Manager)
  • Back-End Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Web App Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Java Script Developer
  • Search Engine Optimisation
* Applicants who meet certain entry requirements may apply on the full time mode of study. ±Not applicable for Non-EU residents SAE Institute reserves the right to make revisions and changes to the information presented, in line with continuous improvement actions and stakeholder feedback.