search button

Web Design and Development

Web Design and Development

Course Overview

Web Design and Development is a course for students with basic knowledge of programming and database concepts, to develop skills in designing and developing websites/web based applications covering both frontend and back-end technologies.The curriculum includes basic web design concepts related to user-interface/experience, front-end webpage design elements using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and back-end development that covers server side scripting and database connectivity concepts using popular server-side technologies.

Technologies Covered

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, MySQL/Microsoft Access, PHP/ASP.NET

Course Coverage

The course is covered in 3 parts each focusing on a specific aspect of web design and development
principles. Broadly the three parts can be classified as:

  • Web Design Fundamentals – UX/UI
  • Front-end design (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Back-end development (MySQL/Microsoft Access, PHP/ASP.NET)
  • Advanced topics
  • Student Group Project


Each student completing the workshop will receive a Centre of Innovation and Excellence, Middlesex
University Dubai participation Certificate.

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

Language Skills: Students are expected to have working knowledge of the English language for university level.
Technical Skills: Participants are expected to have basic understanding of programming concepts and basic
knowledge of database concepts such as SQL syntax and usage.

What is included?

  • Workshop delivery on site at Middlesex University in Dubai
  • Accommodation provided at the University Residences for a 4 week period
  • Transport to and from the University Campus
  • Additional Skills and Careers Workshops


Friday 10 August – Monday 10 September (Arrival Wednesday 8 August – Departure Tuesday 11 September)

Skills and Careers Workshops

Name of the Workshop Duration Level
4 Skills
and Development Workshops
Choose any 4 workshops from
• Sunday 12 August 2018
9:00am to 12:30pm CV and Cover Letter
• Wednesday 15 August 2018 9:00am to 12:30pm Successful Job Interview
• Sunday 19 August 2018
9:00am to 12:30pm Job Search Strategy
• Wednesday 22 August 2018 9:00am to 12:30pm Maximizing Your Presentation
Year 2 & 3 Students
Industry Experts Guest Lecturers Talk / Workshop by Industry Expert Year 2 & 3
Field Trip 1/2 Day visit to an organisation in the relevant field Year 2 & 3

Course Duration

The course will be covered through instructor led training – 5 hours per day. The lecture will be instructor led while the lab predominantly involves independent activity, guided and supported by the instructor, allowing students to put concepts into practice.

A day’s session will be held as follows:

2 hours Lecture

3 hours Lab work

There will be a total of 20 sessions covered over 20 days (5 days a week, so a total of 4 weeks). The sessions
will be a mix of lectures and labs as the best way to teach design and development skills is by following a
hand-on approach.

Total hours (lecture + lab): 5 hours per day, 25 hours per week (total for four weeks 100).

* These courses are open only to Nahda University (NUB) Students.


Middlesex University Dubai, Dubai Knowledge Park - Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
Admissions +971 (0)4 3678100

© Copyright Middlesex University Dubai 2018