Full Stack Web Developer program – React & Drupal

Your code. Your future. Apply now to the Full Stack Web Developer program! The program has been planned and will be done in collaboration with a partnering company. Main technologies of the program include JavaScript, React, PHP, Symfony and Drupal. Partnering company will be involved in student team project during the fall of 2023.


Qualification

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


Duration

17 months


To whom

A person who wants to work as a software developer


Time

The next program starts in January 2023.

Apply

Next application period is Sep 1- Oct 16, 2022. Applicant’s Guide » Application form »

Entrance exam

Interview for the January 2023 intake 14.-18.11.2022

Software developer position as the goal

Full Stack Web Developer program is designed for career-changing 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. 

Everything made sense. Sometimes I was wondering in class if this needs to be taught, but I later found out I needed it. And sometimes I wondered why this tool is used, but now I stare at it all the time. It is quite different when there are teachers who have done the work themselves than learning things by yourself. We had the support of our teachers.

Read the interview of alumni Tanja Lehtinen

Main program partner

Full Stack Web Developer program’s main program partner is Wunder. Wunder’s mission is to bring people together and shape the way digital services are used in everyday life.

Structure of the program in 2023

The semesters from January to December 2023  are in school with our teachers. Before summer holiday there will be a student team based software development project. Before Christmas holiday there will be a student team based project, which will be held in collaboration with our main program partner Wunder.  

The studies will finish with an internship period up to 5 months and it will take place during the spring semester of 2024. 

Course list  

We only focus on the areas of software developent from the ICT qualification in the program: 


Spring 2023 
Working in a Software Development Team  
UI Design and Prototyping  
HTML5 and CSS3 
Programming JavaScript  
React Basics  
Programming PHP  
Symfony Framework  
Databases and Data Structures
Software Development Team Project 1

Fall 2023  
Drupal Module Development
Continuous Integrations and AWS
React Advanced
Unit Testing and Quality Assurance
Software Development Team Project 2 (in co-operation with main program partner Wunder)

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.  

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 with free sololearn.com or codecademy.com courses. We also highly recommend quality courses from mooc.fi and udemy.com. 

Selection criteria 

Application: 0 – 8 selection points (motivation, career plan, competence in ICT and previous experience) 

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

Educational background: 0 – 1 selection points (1 selection point: any academic degree (bachelor or master level, awarded based on a degree certificate)

Interview: 0 – 9 selection points  

Applicants will be invited to an interview based by the sum of their application selection points, language skills selection points and educational 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 and language skills selection points. In the case of equal selection points applicants ordering will be based on their interview selection points. In case of equal points in interview selection points, the ordering will be based on application selection points. In case of equal selection points throughout the process random selection is used. 

Working and studying  

You might not be able to combine studying in the program and getting unemployment benefits.  

Applicant is responsible for communicating with TE-toimisto.   

Training program is full time – you cannot combine this program with working full time or having other full time responsibilities.  

More information

Concerning the application process, Student Affairs Office, studentaffairs@bc.fi

Program contents, teacher Margit Tennosaar, margit.tennosaar@bc.fi

Software Development Teachers Margit Tennosaar and Santosh Kalwar

Listen to or watch the story of our 2020 group students: