Undergraduate study
Computing & Web

Degree Apprenticeship Digital and Technology Solutions (Web Engineering)*

Web engineering is a rapidly expanding area within industry and graduates are in high demand from employers. This innovative degree apprenticeship is for you if you want to pursue a career as a digital and technology solutions professional capable of designing, building and testing high-quality web-centric software solutions and following best practices and industry standards.

Course information


  • Not available full-time


  • 3 years with block study

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  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342639

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Top university in England for long-term graduate prospects
(Government longitudinal educational outcomes data 2016)

Why choose Teesside


Over £270m invested in our town-centre campus for your improved student and learning experience

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88% of students would recommend Teesside University to others
(National Student Survey 2016)

Why choose Teesside
  • Facilities

    Computing and Web

    Teesside has fantastic state-of-the-art facilities for web and computing students including a wide range of web, multimedia, network and programming studios. This environment prepares students for work in industry by promoting team work and the use of case studies, problem solving and methods such as peer programming.


This course has been designed with input and advice from employers and academics, and will provide you with the skills you need to follow a career in web engineering. Students typically come from a wide range of backgrounds, some with existing work experience, whilst others may be recent college graduates that have recently secured employment and need to develop web engineering skills.


Year 1 core modules

Client-Side development project

Internet Architecture and Security

You study a range of issues in computer security and information security, including access control, technologies used to implement security measures, models of security and cryptography, management of security issues, and the design of systems. How security systems fail is covered, along with related areas such as the legal and ethical background and physical security.

Programming solutions

Systems Design and Data

UX and Assets Development


Year 2 core modules

Business and Information Systems

Front End App Development

Hybrid Application Group Project

Relational and NoSQL Databases

You will develop your ability to design and implement database applications to meet business needs. A case study is used to follow the system development life cycle, and you will develop a server database application from inception to implementation for a real world scenario.

The module will investigate the issues and technologies associated with implementing and supporting databases and the services that are needed to maintain and access a repository of data. Investigations will be undertaken in a number of areas including data modelling, data management and approaches that support the modelling and visualisation of data for a range of use views.

Server-Centric App Development Health Informatics Project


Final-year core modules

Architecture, Patterns and Frameworks

Data Governance

Enterprise Solutions

Technical consultancy is widely used within industry. Close collaboration between client and consultant allows the design and implementation of Information Technology (IT) projects based on informed decisions. You work in close collaboration with your client in your role of IT consultant. You experience the full consultancy cycle and manage your client’s project from the start to completion using industry standard methodologies such as PRINCE2®.
You develop technical skills and knowledge, use research industry standard tools such as open source content management systems (CMS) to advise your clients on the most suitable platform for their organisation. Your client relationships are crucial for client facing activities to collect data and present findings. You gain experience of working as a team and grow your understanding of the effective teamwork theories.

Industrial Live Project

Mash-ups, services and the Cloud


Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

This programme includes a six week boot camp followed by one day per week at University. The purpose of the boot camp is to put in place a fundamental set of core skills and knowledge to help you to contribute to a working environment and to transition level 3 students to the requirements of higher education.

The course supports you by combining learning opportunities within the workplace and the learning environment of the University. This approach allows you to meet the higher learning and skills required for your own success and those of employers, now and in the future.

A teaching style is adopted that enables sharing and creation of knowledge and working with others to identify solutions to organisational problems. The assessments enable this knowledge and learning to be applied directly within your workplace.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used. Your assessments are designed to build on the work you undertake in class. An in-course assessment often consists of a practical exercise and an associated report helping you to develop both technical and business skills.

Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia
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Career opportunities

This higher degree apprenticeship is for you if you want to develop your career across a range of sectors and in a variety of roles at a manager or senior management level.

Entry requirements

Your employer sets the general internal selection criteria but you also need to meet the entry requirements specified by the University. You will typically be working as part of a larger collaborative team in which you will have responsibility for significant elements of the overall project.

A typical student would have 112 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent), together with mathematics and English at GCSE, grade C or above (or equivalent). However, the University would also welcome applications from mature students without conventional entry requirements, and can take into account alternative qualifications and experience.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
Find out more about RPL

* Subject to University approval

Course information


  • Not available full-time


  • 3 years with block study

More part-time details

  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342639

Contact details

Further information