A frontend engineer job is financially and experientially rewarding, not just because of the high pay and job security, but also because end users use and enjoy your work every day—sometimes millions or even hundreds of millions of users, depending on the company you work for or the applications you build.
Our frontend engineering program prepares you to become a worldclass frontend engineer.
Bov Academy Frontend Engineer career path is likely the most comprehensive education in frontend programming in the world, as you yourself will see below in the What You Will Learn section.
- Skillful use of the computer and the either Windows, Linux, or Mac
- Competent problem-solving skills; you should be able to solve at least basic algebra problems
Adv. Fast-Track Prerequisites
- Proof of professional UI development expertise
- Intermediate use of Git, GitHub, and the Command Line
- Successful completion of the Adv. Fast-Track technical exercise (This will be given during the admission interview.)
Choose this Career Path If Any of the Following Applies to You
- You want to develop the part of modern applications that end users see and use, the frontend.
- You want to develop web, desktop, and mobile applications using web technologies.
- You want to become a fullstack engineer. This career path is the first half of the Fullstack Engineering career path.
- You want to work for a firm like Bov Academy, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
- If you have questions about this career path, schedule a free career evaluation.
What You will Learn
(Adv. Fast-Track Students will Skip the Intro Courses)
Typically, we teach you just about everything you should know to become confident and proficient in your career path. We aren't aware of any other similar program, to our knowledge, that does this. For example, you will learn:
- Git, GitHub, the command line
- Design patterns
- Responsive design
- Computer science math for web programmers
- How to become a proficient problem solver
- The art of programming
- The art of frontend development
- UI/UX design; in-depth UI development
- Web Accessibility
- Skillful written communication
- How to architect frontend applications
- Software development principles
- And much more.
We focus on the following four core technical skills:
- Problem-Solving: You will learn from the basics how to solve logic and algorithm problems, and you will learn how to become a skilled problem-solver. You yourself will even solve scores, possibly, hundreds of problems.
- UI/UX Development: To be regarded as one of the best UI/UX developers in the world, you must have the skills and confidence and panache to develop refined, complex, and meticulous UI. You must have the sensibility and grace to distinguish mediocre UIs and experiences from exceptional ones. We teach you all of these things and more.
- Domain Proficiency: We help you acquire deep knowledge and proficiency in your area of specialization. If your focus is frontend engineering, we teach you the tools, techniques, and technologies used by professional, world-class developers and we expect you to be skilled in those technologies and tools.
- Command Line for Web Developers, Git and GitHub
- Mastering UI/UX Design (Optional)
- Improving Your Written Communication Skills
- Art of Programming
- Building a Sophisticated Web Application
- Architecting Frontend Web Applications
- React.js In Depth
- Art of Modern Frontend Development
- Doing the Extraordinary: Building and Launching Your Pinnacle Project
Projects You Build
You will develop the following:
- Your portfolio, which will showcase your work, your Evidential Degree
- Two sophisticated real-world web apps that will be used to solve real problems. One
of these projects will be your Pinnacle Project, your graduation project, which you
will start developing before you graduate. However, you won't complete the project
before graduation. This project must meet the following requirements:
- It must be significant in scope; it can't be a simple UI component or a portfolio-like website.
- It must advance humanity in some regard.
- If it is a for-profit (that is, not a nonprofit and not an open-source project), it must have the potential to help you gain some kind of long-term benefit.
Your Pinnacle Project can be an AI Humanity or Bov Academy project. For more on this, you may contact Nathan Plummer, NathanP@BovAcademy.
Jobs You May Qualify For: Frontend Engineer, Software Engineer,
Career Path Start Date
Next Session Starts
Total Time to Graduate
Approximately 7 months (recommended study time: 2–4 hours a day, every day)*
* Important Note About Time to Graduate: Since you work at your own pace, you determine how long you take to complete the program. We try to push students to stick with to the schedule and keep up with other students in the same session, but only you, through your determination and consistency, will determine if you complete the program in a timely manner.
Since the time to graduate for this career path is months, your graduation date is . You can graduate sooner than the stated graduation date.
- Access to your career path resources*
- Access to our question-and-answer (QA) platform, similar to StackOverflow
- Access to assistant instructors via QA
- Instructor feedback on team projects and final project
- Everything offered in Basic
- Custom portfolio and custom team projects (each helps with real experience and increased starting salary) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
- Instructor feedback on project assignments (most chapters in each course have project assignments)
- Everything offered in Basic and Pro
- Develop Innovative UI Component created by Richard Bovell
- Opportunity to build a significant real-world paid project for assignments. Some student can make over $3,000 for a project, depending on the project
- Custom real-world Pinnacle Project (significant in scope, advances humanity, and potential for long-term financial success) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
- Instructor review and feedback on all assignments—exercises, articles, answers, projects, hackathon projects, real-world projects, and graduation project
* Important Note: Bov Academy does not give students all of the
chapters and courses at once.
Students work on one chapter at a time. When they complete a chapter, they submit it and request the next chapter in the course. A student can request a maximum of three chapters at once and must complete and submit them before requesting more chapters. We recommend students work on one chapter at a time.