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Certificate (Advanced Web Design and Development)

 6 weeks
 full time

Program Description

  • Certificate degree in Advanced Web Design and Development at the University of Waterloo is offered as a 6-week program.
  • It is an online, course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program increases the student's skills to the next level and improves their qualifications with this certificate.
  • Students will write their own HTML code and delve into CSS3 and HTML5.
  • Depending on the elective course that students choose, students will learn about search engine optimization, programming, databases, or dynamic websites.
  • Students have to complete one of the following Electives courses:
    • Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
    • Intermediate Dreamweaver
    • Intermediate PHP and My SQL
    • Intermediate Java Programming
    • Intermediate SQL
  • It is a Professional Development Program which offers advanced online certificates to help students to develop new skills, gain practical knowledge, and advance their career.
  • Each course runs for six weeks, and lessons are released on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. Students are not required to be online at any specific time.
  • These multi-week online certificates will give students an advantage in a highly competitive job market.
  • This certificates program provides students with a wide variety of tools and techniques which will help them to achieve their personal and career goals.
  • It is an open-book, multiple-choice exam and students need to achieve a minimum of 65% to pass the course and there is only one opportunity to submit and pass the exam.
  • A certificate of completion from Ed2Go is available for printing immediately upon successful completion and a certificate from the University of Waterloo will be emailed to students within 1-2 weeks.
  • It is also a non-credit course that can give students the skills and knowledge that students need to further their careers and are offered conveniently throughout the year.
  • In this program students have to complete the following required courses:
    • Advanced Web Pages
    • Intermediate CSS3 and HTML5 or Advanced CSS3 and HTML5
    • Responsive Web Design.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration6 weeks
Delivery TypeFull Time
Program Url

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • There are no admission requirements, no deadlines, and no required time to complete the certificate.
  • All courses must be taken through Professional Development at the University of Waterloo in order to be eligible for the certificate from Professional Development.

Required Document List

Followings are the required documents:

  • Official Transcripts: Students need to submit their copy of their original transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar.
  • Statement of Interest: Statement of interest is one of the few ways to describe that faculty have to understand the student's motivation, the seriousness of purpose, and their level of commitment to the discipline.
  • Three academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • CV/Resume:  Students should probably provide a resume, a copy of their transcripts, as well as a copy of their statement of interest, and other relevant application material.

Fees & Funding

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 7,200
Food$ 2,115


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Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study


  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • official Letter of Acceptance from the University of Waterloo.
    • Financial Evidence. 
    • Photos meeting Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) specifications.
    • Proof of medical examination
    • Police certificate
    • Biometrics 
    • Country-specific documents
    • Documents requested by the visa office based on individual circumstances

Work Study

  • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
  • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to 15,000 USD per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Applications developer
  • Game developer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Multimedia specialist
  • SEO specialist
  • UX designer
  • UX researcher
  • Web content manager

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