Highway to Code

(Linkki suomen kieliselle sivulle)

Oulu University of Applied Sciences offers 40 cr web developer studies. The objective of the training is to give the participants tools to design and implement user interfaces and actions for web applications concerning both laptop and mobile devices. The training focuses on web user interface programming which is called front-end programming. Training is free of charge and will take 6 months.

Next training will start January 2021
the training will be 11th January 2021 - 24th June 2021
- application period for spring 2021 training has ended.


The basics of front-end programming and project management, 10 cr

The study module focuses on the basics of front-end techniques including html, css, and JavaScript. Project management covers the basics of agile methods and project management tools.

Advanced front-end programming, 10 cr

The study module covers Bootstrap front-end framework and JavaScript libraries (e.g. jQuery and React) that are used in the development of web services. The study module contains also the basics of databases. A student should have basic knowledge about html, css and JavaScript.

Design and implementation of a web service, 10 cr

The participants design and implement different web services using content management systems and eCommerce platforms. The study module contains also service design which is necessary to understand user experience. Additionally, the study module familiarizes the participants with rights to use digital materials, licenses and the GDPR. A student should have basic knowledge about html, css and JavaScript.

Practical training, 10 cr

The participant will work as a trainee in a company or other organization or in a project. The participant is responsible to search and apply the training position and school will support him/her in this process.

To whom

The training is meant for both unemployed and employed persons who have appropriate educational background or experience in the field. The training is suitable also for immigrants. The participant must have adequate Finnish skills to be able to participate in Finnish-medium teaching and adequate English skills to utilize various study materials.

Implementation of the training

Study materials are mainly in English. The participants must have their own laptops.

The teaching language is Finnish. The training is organized as online teaching in daytime and lectures are recorded for independent studying. The training contains both independent and team working.

The training is divided into six-week periods. 10 cr are studied in each period. 1 cr corresponds to about 26 hours of student work, this means 260 hours in a 6-week period. The student gets guidance for the studies to be completed during each period. The training lasts 6 months. 

Additional information

To get additional information about the training, you may contact the project manager.

Project manager Minna Kamula
Phone: 040 141 5348
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Finance and co-operation

The training is financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and is free of charge to the participants.

The Highway to Code trainging is with co-operation with the schools Centria University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Oulu UAS, Kajaani UAS, Vaasa UAS, Jyväskylä UAS and Turku UAS

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