Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Back-End with Python & Django

Danish title
Back-End with Python & Django
Study programme
Web Development
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Håndværkergården, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Arturo Mora Rioja
Henrik Strøm
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The objective of the course is to qualify the student to develop advanced web applications in fully-featured web development frameworks (mainly Django), using standard protocols and server-side technologies, with real-world complications.


    • Python programming
    • Django framework features and design approach
    • Model-View-Template design pattern
    • Standard web-based protocols and technologies
    • Best practice web-development methods
    • Issues related to real-world web hosting


    • Use tests to ensure code quality
    • Implement and use REST APIs
    • Defer long-running tasks outside the request/response cycle
    • Use middleware to interact with requests and responses
    • Make use of event-based actions
    • Facilitate both synchronous and asynchronous communication
    • Design and implement advanced web-based applications and APIs using the Python
    programming language and the Django framework


    The objective is that the student will have acquired proficiency to design and develop advanced web-based applications with real-world complications using a back-end framework.

  • Type of instruction
    The course is based on Problem-Based Learning. The students are introduced to the Python programming language and the Django web development framework through the development of a simple application as class collaboration. The students must then apply their knowledge in developing a larger application project, where the student must also acquire new knowledge on their own to complete the development. The teacher will act as a supervisor in the development project, so the students are not left on their own.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    No special requirements.

    Equipment needed to participate
    No special requirements.

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Mandatory Assignments 1 and 2 accepted.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Type of assignment
    Project developed in Python and Django.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Danish (Norwegian/Swedish)
    10 min. individual presentation of the project, 15 min. examination in the project and the course curriculum in general, and 5 min. for grading and change.
    Permitted exam aids
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    Course materials available to the students via Internet.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Back-End with Python & Django you will receive 60 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 80 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 22% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, project work, peer-review.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: project work, searching for information, reading the curriculum, group work.

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*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances