BIBV3050 Web development Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Web development
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i arkivvitenskap / Bachelorstudium i bibliotek- og informasjonsvitenskap
Year of study
Course history


This course deals with a variety of tasks related to the process of web development. It both expands on earlier courses that have covered user analysis, web technologies and the organization of data and digital documents and introduces new topics. Among these are information architecture, practical skills in publishing tools, user testing and project management including the development of requirement specifications, prototypes and user testing.

Required preliminary courses


Learning outcomes


The student

  • has an understanding of the key characteristics of different types of web based services and solutions
  • has knowledge of the core issues in the development of different types of web based services and solutions
  • has knowledge about current trends, practices and tools


The student

  • is able to plan a web development project
  • is able to use tools and standards to develop web based services and solutions
  • is able to procure web based services and solutions

General competences

The student

  • has a general understanding of issues relevant for the web development process

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of a combination of lectures, group work, labs and homework.

Course requirements



Assessment of Web Development will be by two submissions - an individual term paper (15,000-20,000 characters including spaces) and a group-based project (a practical work related to a set of web development tasks). The group must submit a report (18,000-25,000 characters including spaces) describing their work and documenting the outcomes. The topic of the project must be approved by the tutors. Font: Arial/ Calibri. Size: 12 point. Line spacing: 1.5.

The term paper accounts for 60% of the grade, while the remaining 40% comes from the group-based project. The student must pass both parts to pass the course.

If the project work fail, the whole group need to sit the new examination.

In case the term paper/ report does not pass, the students can revise the paper once.

Permitted exam materials and equipment

All utilities allowed as long as the rules for source reference are followed.

Grading scale

Letter grading A-F.


The examination is assessed by an internal and an external examiner. The external examiner grades a random sample consisting of approx. 25 per cent of the exams. The grades given for this sample provide a basis for internal examiners who will be grading the other exams.