Full Stack Web Developer program – React & Node

Your code. Your future. Apply now to the Full Stack Web Developer program!

We train new software developers who will specialize in JavaScript, React & Redux libraries and Node. The developer program will be very intensive and focused which will start in August 2020 and end in December 2021.


Full Stack Web Developer program: modules from Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology (you may continue on with the studies and finish the whole qualification if you wish to do so)


17 months

To whom

A person who wants to work as a software developer


Application period for January 2021 intake is 25.8.-25.10.2020.

Entrance exam

Interview 9.-13.11.2020

Software developer position as the goal

Full Stack Web Developer program is designed for adults who want to work as software developers. Studying in the program is very practical in comparison to academic studying. The studies focus 100 % on getting the core skills needed as software developer.

We only focus on the areas of software developing from the ICT Qualification in the program:

  • Programming
  • Working as a software developer
  • Software implementation using framework

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Structure of the program in 2020-2021

The first semester from August to December 2020 is in school with our teachers. Before the Holidays there will be a student team based software development project.

The second semester from January to May 2021 is in school with our teachers. Before the end of the second semester there will be a student team based project, which will be held in collaboration with our partnering companies.

The studies will finish with an internship period which will take place during the summer and / or fall semesters 2021.

Course list

Fall 2020
Working in a Software Development Team
HTML5 and CSS3
UI Design and Prototyping
Programming JavaScript
React and Redux basics
Node basics and Express
Software development team project 1

Spring 2021
React and Redux advanced
Node advanced and REST API
Data structures
Unit testing and quality assurance
Continuous integrations and AWS
Software Development Project (together with our partnering companies)


Program enrollment via interview

There is no entrance exam to the program. The most suitable candidates will be invited to an interview. Based on these interviews approximately 30 students will be accepted to the program. The most important thing is motivation so if you really want to start a career as a software developer, you have a good chance to be accepted!

Preparing for the program

Working with a computer is natural to you and you should already have some knowledge and skills about programming basics. If you haven’t started learning the basics we recommend to start immediately with free sololearn.com or codecademy.com courses. We also highly recommend quality courses from mooc.fi and udemy.com.

Selection criteria

Application: 0 – 5 selection points (motivation, competence in ICT, previous experience and career plan).

Language skills: 0 – 1 selection points (Finnish language skills (mother tongue, secondary language or YKI 4 level accredited skills) 1 selection point).

Academic background: 0 – 2 selection points (any academic degree (minimum bachelor level) 1 selection point, bachelor level in technology, science or business / any academic degree at least masters level 2 selection points).

Interview: 0 – 5 selection points

Applicants will be invited to an interview based by the sum of their application selection points, language skills selection points and academic background selection points. The interview will be held in our Campus in Pasila, Helsinki. No exemptions.

The final selection will be made based on the sum of interview selection points, language skills selection points and academic background selection points. In the case of equal selection points applicants ordering will be based on their application selection points. In case of equal selection points throughout the process random selection is used.

More information

Concerning the application process, Student affairs office, studentaffairs@bc.fi

Program contents, teacher Hoang Pham, hoang.pham@bc.fi

Teachers of the program: Margit Tennosaar and Hoang Pham

Listen to or watch our 2019 students experiences via our Podcast: