Advanced Diploma in Web Development

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps


DBS Web Development 

Click here to view provisional Spring 2018 timetable.

Course Aims & Objectives

This course will teach participants how to program both client and server-side scripting and integrate with Web Server and Database Technologies when constructing websites. It provides the techniques used in implementing and supporting web server services. This course requires strong commitment and involves extensive project work on behalf of each student.

On completion of the course students will be competent in building secure database driven websites, incorporating search engines and shopping carts, using a Microsoft Web Server and a variety of different technologies.


To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Web Development, a student will be required to complete course projects and reports.

Programme Content

Core Modules


HTML5 and Java Script

CSS(Cascading Style Sheets

Forms including form handlers

SQL with MySQL Database

Creating your own  dynamic database driven site

Working with ''of the shelf'' Content Management Systems

Modifying and adding functionality to CMS for wordpress, drupal,joomla

Creating new modules and blocks for a CMS

Adding Components( Online shops including payment gateways)

Module structure to display content

SEO( Search Engine Optimisation )


This course was developed as a follow on from the successful Dublin Business School Diploma in Web Design. It explores a wide range of technologies and current best practices used in order to build and maintain database driven websites.  Students will learn to build and deploy dynamic web applications that interact with a powerful database. Students are expected to have a high standard in computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, with a keen interest in programming. A sound knowledge of HTML and Macromedia Dreamweaver is required. Some knowledge of Fireworks is also assumed. Access to a PC and the Internet is essential.

Students will attend class one evening per week in a computer laboratory setting where a practical lecturer is delivered, and then students will practice and develop their skills under the supervision of a highly experienced lecturer with industry experience.  Students are required to build a web application and online store and assessment shall be based on the completion of this project. 

Career Progression  Opportunities

This programme will benefit students involved in the maintenance of a corporate website by furthering developing their skills and allowing them to progress their development skills to include a content management system. This will additionally provide advanced skills to those who are wishing to develop a career in freelance web design, enabling them to learn new skills to build their portfolio and make their work more appealing to prospective clients. 

Student Profile

Typically, participants on this programme have included graduates from the Diploma in Web Design or similar programme who wish to expand their knowledge on the basics of website design and build. IT personnel have also benefited from the programme as a way of increasing their skill set in  an IT environment.


The fee for this Diploma is €1,500. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.  View all DBS Evening Diploma Fees here.

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

DBS Student Facilities

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. 
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills.
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre.
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

Next Steps

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Course overview


Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-​9.30pm
Intake: ​September & February
Duration: 1​4 weeks ​Part-time plus 2 half-day weekend workshops

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2018. Contact our admissions team for more information

Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm