Learn to code and manage large-scale projects and meet market demands for “Swiss made”, qualified profiles, specialists capable of developing web and mobile solutions in an area that is lacking expertise. This three-year course allows students to combine theory with practice via lessons, workshops and internships in Switzerland and abroad. The degree course, certified by ECE TECH and the INSEEC Group, provides operational expertise for the new needs of today and the future.
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Learn the basics, the history and fundamental principles of computing and development. From traditional computers to smartphones, from hard drives to the cloud… how to code for today and for the future:
. Return to the future (Introduction),
. Range of data networks and professions,
. Computer and server architecture,
. Basics of programming in C and Python,
. Logical reasoning and mathematics.
Understanding the user environment in 2017, and connections between roles in a company. Better adaptability to entrepreneurial and human needs, by remaining flexible:
. Business environment,
. Confidentiality law & policy (security and standards),
. Digital Communication,
. Desktop & mobile,
. Internet of things,
. Personal development,
. Team work.
Analyse a specification and find suitable technological solutions, taking into account time, cost and quality constraints.
. Functional analysis,
. Technical analysis,
. Analysis of supported OS, devices and browsers,
. Risk analysis,
. Analysis of technological, software, CMS, plugins, licences and library solutions.
Apply a clear methodology and organisation in one’s work, in order to meet the schedule for deliverables and previously defined business objectives.
. Project management (alone and in groups),
. Risk management,
. Working methods and processes (waterfall, agile, scrum, etc.),
. Quality checks,
. Performance checks (SEO, loading, etc.)
Configure work environments, processes, compilation methods and data backup. Prepare the way using sensible foundations before building.
. Web & software architecture (IT),
. Hosting / DNS / BDD,
. Security (web & applications),
. Computer networks,
. System administration (Windows/Linux),
. Network infrastructure,
. Cloud computing,
. System audits.
. Web development (front end),
. Adobe Photoshop,
. Web design (UX & ergonomics),
. Wireframe analysis (mockups),
. Design analysis (PSD),
. Slicing (breaking points and responsive design),
. Deliverables (files, commit).
Coding the hidden part of the iceberg. The back end is invisible to visitors, but represents a large part of a project’s development. Without it, the website is an empty shell.
. Web development (back end),
. PHP programming,
. .Net programming,
. Web services,
. Back end testing,
. User guide / CMS training.
Developing apps and mini games in languages specific to mobiles, which are now the most used interfaces by users in the world.
. Object-orientated programming (Java),
. ANDROID, SWIFT App development
. iOS App development
Real-life projects set by companies, the workshops are tracked and coached from within the CREA. They are real-life situations, allowing students to discover the market and further develop the skills they already have while being evaluated.
. An introductory “bootcamp” week before the beginning of the workshop.
. A personal degree project (website or app) to be created during the course.
. Mini agency workshops.
The curriculum has 2 internship periods. The first is after the first year of the course (5 months compulsory).
The second is programmed at the end of the course (5 months with the option of extending the internship or converting it to a first job).
Brands and companies must very quickly adapt to technological evolutions that are causing huge changes in behaviour, uses and means of consuming today. To tackle these massive evolutions and changes linked to innovation, a large number of developers are sought to build IT departments in companies, web cells in agencies or development teams in start-ups.
Learn how to draw up a specification, translating the client’s needs into a functional and technical description, and then carry out the project yourself. Rare dual expertise will be acquired with independent project management and specialisations in web development on the front end, back end, in apps (iOs / Android) and networks.
Start like a young Padawan and end as a Jedi Master in the specialism that best suits you after the two first years of the course, deepen your knowledge of certain subjects during your final year. You will also work in teams with your future colleagues during real workshops led by the companies. Interactions with web designers, digital marketing managers and other developers will allow you to prepare for the realities of work. Learning through experience can only happen with real projects. The philosophy of this degree course is simple: providing development expertise.
Next academic year starts: September 16th 2019
180 ECTS credits
The application procedure is made up of 2 parts:
When we receive your application form, and have assessed it, a brief will be sent to you to allow you to prepare for the entrance procedure.
The date and time of the interview will be confirmed by post.
Candidates are judged on their motivation, their general level of culture, their ability to reflect, their creativity and communication skills.
Course fees for 3 years: CHF 43’500.-
Excluding computer equipment and software.
ECTS credits: this degree is recognised by professional bodies and CREA partner companies, but is not a Swiss state qualification. It is nevertheless awarded by a private school and strictly conforms to the Bologna Process.
A partnership with ECE TECH, the IT and digital school in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux, which is a state-recognised school offering courses at BAC+2 level (BTS SIO (IT diploma) / BTS SN (Digital Diploma)) to BAC+3 level (Bachelors) in the areas of computing and digital media.
Based both in France (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Chambéry) and abroad (Monaco, London, San Francisco, Shanghai and now Geneva), the INSEEC Group provides all the opportunities of large cities with the energy of a friendly environment.
With a network of 180 prestigious partner universities, the INSEEC Group provides its students with various opportunities for double degrees and academic exchanges all over the world. Now CREA students can benefit from the strength of this international group, as much from the point of view of recognition of qualifications as with regard to the opportunities on offer for pursuing studies in Switzerland or worldwide.
“Always code as if the person who ends up maintaining your code is a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”
John Woods, Logician
Via this degree course, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to work confidently in developing and coding careers.LEARN MORE
Our motto is “learn from experience”. Teaching must come from expert specialists. All our teaching staff are professionals in their field. They share their knowledge and toolsets with the students so that what they learn is relevant.
The work market is changing rapidly and it is important for each student to enter the world of work with a relevant skill set.NETWORK
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