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Back-End Web Development with Node.js COMP 3012

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This hands-on course follows on from COMP 2132 and replaces COMP 2912. It was designed for students with prior experience developing web pages using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Students must provide their own current model PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. Highspeed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Starting with how Node.js fits into client-server software architecture, participants will focus on the Node.js programming model. Labs and exercises cover creating, installing and using node modules. Web frameworks like Express.js and Jest as used to build and test powerful web applications. Students will experience how Node.js is used by enterprise environments and modern web stacks like MEAN and MERN. Topics include: how to build, and deploy a RESTful API following best-practices, and learn error handling strategies. Typescript integration with Node.js as well as how to connect to databases will also be discussed. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are required. Students may have an average total time commitment of 11 hours each week; with 3 hours of class time, and 8 hours of homework. Web developers should also consider multiple advanced JavaScript tools including: COMP 2909 Angular and Vue.js Fundamentals and COMP 3013​ Front-End Web Development with React.js. COMP 3012 is an elective in several BCIT Computing applied associate certificates; Web Development (AWD), Web and Mobile Application Development (WMA), Advanced Java Development (AJD) and Advanced .NET Development; as well as the CST FLEX Diploma. Upon completion, successful students will be able to use Node.js to build robust, scalable, data intensive web applications with user authentication.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$568.04 - $608.90 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 3012 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 89534

Duration

Thu Jan 11 - Thu Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89534
  • Domestic fees $568.04
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 28 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Armaan Dhanji

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$568.04

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of COMP 3012 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69301

Duration

Wed Apr 24 - Wed Jul 10 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69301
  • Domestic fees $608.90
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 24 - Jul 10 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 106
Instructor

Christian Fenn

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$608.90

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours on campus. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 68092

Duration

Mon May 06 - Mon Jul 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68092
  • Domestic fees $568.04
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 06 - Jul 22 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Armaan Dhanji

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$568.04

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted. Class in session May 20 (Victoria Day) and July 1 (Canada Day).
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how Node.js fits into client-server software architecture.
  • Create, install and make use node modules to extend the capabilities of the Node.js platform.
  • Use a web framework like Express.js to build web applications.
  • Make use of testing frameworks like Jest to automate the testing of code.
  • Connect to, insert and retrieve data from a database.
  • Use modern Node.js techniques for efficiently working with files and network requests through asynchronous IO.
  • Prevent your Node.js applications from crashing by applying best-practice error handling strategies to ensure your server can gracefully recover in the event of an error
  • Gain an understanding of how Node.js fits into modern web stacks like MEAN or MERN.
  • Build a complete user authentication system that allows for registering and login of users.
  • Build, deploy, and consume a RESTful API.
  • Use static type checking through Typescript to build more robust, scalable Node.js applications.
  • Use static type checking through Typescript to build more robust, scalable Node.js applications.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Back-End Web Development with Node.js (COMP 3012) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Advanced .NET Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Advanced Java Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Applied Web Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time
  5. Introduction to Full-Stack Web Development
    Microcredential Part-time
  6. Web and Mobile Application Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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