Copenhagen School of Design and Technology



Danish title
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
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The purpose of this module is to teach practical approaches that will allow students to develop web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and one or multiple databases. The course prepares the students to code a full-stack application.


    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired knowledge about:
    - The PHP programming language
    - Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
    - REST APIs
    - The MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern
    - Unit Testing with PHP
    - Connecting to databases
    - The Apache web server


    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the skills to:
    - Create a dynamic web application
    - Build a monolithic PHP application
    - Build a PHP backend with a REST API
    - Connect the system to one or multiple database(s)
    - Host an online PHP website


    Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the competencies to:
    - Analyse tools that improve the creation of a website
    - Choose the appropriate technology to create a system

  • Type of instruction
    The course is based on Problem-Based Learning. The students must apply their knowledge in developing an 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
    Basic programming skills.

    Equipment needed to participate
    Windows PC, Mac or Linux
    - min 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM preferably)
    - 200 GB available disk space
    - CPU with virtualisation hardware (usually available in most modern CPUs)
    - 15,6” screen or bigger is recommended

  • 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
    Oral examination
    Type of assignment
    Exam project (mandatory assignment 2): hand in a working solution.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    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 student 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.
  • Additional information
    This elective subject may not run in certain semesters if not enough students choose it.

    Some classes may take place online.
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 PHP you will receive 80 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 106 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 29% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, exercises, project work, Online teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: project work, searching for information, reading the curriculum, reading your own notes.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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