Diploma in Web Development

Become a Full-Stack Web Developer in 9 months

Course overview

Unlock the power of the web as you learn the foundations in software development. Establish a broad understanding of development environments and languages, learn to respond to user needs and data requirements, and get to grips with common technical issues and how to solve them.

The web development program spans 36 weeks and is structured into four course areas: Client-side development, Server-side development, Full-stack development and Enterprise development. As part of a daily hands-on learning experience, you'll be introduced to leading-edge programming concepts, languages and applications.

At the end of the program we’ll work with you to transition into a job placement with a local company.

What you'll learn

Each eight week course will focus on a specific discipline (such as front-end development) and cover a number of programming languages and concepts. You will discover web frameworks such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript, source control (GitHub), REST APIs, back-end technologies like Node, Docker, and MongoDB, user experience design tools and lots more.

You’ll be using the same technologies and processes as current tech companies, and we keep our curriculum up to date with regular research and review.

Week 1-8
Client-side development

Learn client-side fundamentals by building styled and responsive websites using JavaScript, Bootstrap, HTML and CSS. Build upon these foundations with REST APIs, ES6/Jest and React JS, then showcase your new skills by working on team projects like building a chatbot or a movie review website.

The course also introduces the student to tools and practices for software version control and continuous integration (GitHub) in a collaborative, team-based development environment.

Tech stack

Projects

To contextualise your learning, we work on Projects every week which parallels real software development that you might encounter in the working world. Projects can be individual or team based, and might span a few days or a few weeks.

We’ll help you get started, and be present to help along the way, but we’ll let you explore learning and make decisions to develop your understanding of key concepts.

Your day at Developers Institute

Grab a cuppa, share a quick insta (#upskilling!), and settle in to your study day at Developers Institute.

We kick off with a directed learning session (we call them meetings) to explain the concepts and ideas we'll be focused on for the day. Then it's straight into the code! That's right, you're on the tools from the very beginning. Our programs are designed to be immersive, mirroring a real studio environment, and just like the workplace our senior team are here to guide you in your journey.

  1. 9:30am

    Meeting

    Our industry teachers will explain some key concepts you will be learning for the day/week and take you through some interactive exercises. Feel free to bring your laptop along and get involved in the discussion.

  2. 10am

    Programming Exercises

    Work independently, with a pair, or as part of team to put your new knowledge into practise. Work alongside your classmates to boost learning and help each other out.

  3. 1pm

    Meeting

    After lunch we'll normally have another meeting and then it's lab time again to continue developing your skills.

  4. 1:30pm

    Labs & Mini-Projects

    Self-directed labs let you explore your own coding projects based on the meeting material. Immediately start practising what you have learned - the more time you can spend coding the better!

  5. 5pm

    Homework

    Review the concepts covered throughout the day, strategize your next steps on personal projects, and prepare for a running start tomorrow.

Program delivery

We keep our class groups small, with a maximum capacity of up to 16 students in a cohort. We provide everything you need to dive in and take full advantage of the experience. Did we mention yoga? There's yoga. And it's on us.

Feeling a bit lost? No problem. Our instructors are onsite all day and they're here to help you out. Just slack them, or pop your head up and grab them IRL.

From time to time we also have guest lectures with industry professionals and other people with interesting knowledge to share. We'll let you know when these are coming up as part of your study calendar.

Why we are unique

At Developers Institute, we do things a little differently. Our software development education is delivered by experienced industry professionals, who still cut code and deliver on real client projects. Our curriculum is state of the art, agile, and focused specifically on preparing you for your professional future in software.

You'll be learning in a studio-style environment, mirroring the real world, right down to the tools we use to discuss lunch options or share YouTube videos. We deliver leading edge course content in pursuit of our passion for technology. Our school is our studio!

Programme Details

The New Zealand Diploma in Web Development and Design (NZQA Level 5, 120 credits) is delivered over 36 weeks, with 4 weeks of term break.

Study is full time, 38 hours per week. Read the student handbook.

This programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and Developers Institute Limited is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act.

Intake dates**

17 February 2020 (FULL)
27 April 2020 (Filling fast!)
29 June 2020
31 August 2020
27 October 2020
15 February 2021

Tuition Fees

$8,332* (domestic students) plus student services levy fee $635.00*.
This programme is eligible for Studylink.

Campus Location

The Orchard, Level One
87 Cameron Street
Whangarei, New Zealand

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Remote study options now available

*All fees are GST inclusive. The New Zealand government has implemented a fees free policy and Developers Institute courses will be eligible. You can learn more about the government's fees free program. View our refund policy refund policy.

**Term dates are subject to change pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Developers Institute Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to best accommodate the internal running of the Institute and to best serve the student learning experience.

Student stories

Our students share our values of open-mindedness, inclusivity, self-motivation, and share a love of learning. As part of your study we’ll help you develop your growth mindset, build on key interpersonal skills for the workplace, and nurture your passion for learning.

The success of our students is our success. But don’t take our word for it! Check out what our alumni have to say about the Developers Institute programs.


Sophia
Client-side bootcamp 2019

“I have just completed the 8 week programme and have been introduced to a whole new inspiring world. Coming from an entirely different career and retraining has been a challenge but a good one and I’m excited to continue on this path with this innovative institute.”

Sneha
Client-side bootcamp 2019

“It really was an amazing journey, they have got the coolest tutors and managing team to support us. Would say I was lucky enough to get through the pilot session where they covered HTML, CSS and JavaScript using current tools of real IT world, and the ambiance they offered was just awesome too.”

Ramari
Client-side bootcamp 2019

“I have no background with coding and thought I would be hopeless. Even though there is some really complex content I have learnt so much. I now know the basics of HTML, CSS Styling, JavaScript and JSON. Though I need to build on these more I am confident I will be able to do it all.”

Application Process

Apply

Complete the form below to give us a little more info about you and we’ll kickstart the process.

Review

We’ll be in touch to set up an interview at a time that suits, and answer any questions you might have.

Interview

We’ll decide together if Developers is the right fit for you.

Enrol

We’ll send you an enrolment pack with all the info you need to secure your seat on the program.

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