Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Media, Design en IT
Expert Class Coding 38189/3076/2324/1/44
Study guide

Expert Class Coding

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • International programmes Media, Design and IT
    Programme option:
    • GDM International - Interface Design
    Choice package:
    • Subjects of your choice - Interface Design
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 8 credits
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 208,00 hours

Short description

In this expert class, we take a step into the world of back-end programming during lectures and exercises where we delve into databases & APIs. We link this back-end to a creative smartphone application we develop ourselves.

To follow this course smoothly, a good prior knowledge of javascript is required. You are already fluent in coding and independently seek solutions to the problems you encounter.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

You take various sources incount to arrive at creative concepts that meets client needs as well as contemporary applications and style trends in terms of back-end and front-end.?
You apply the basic principles of programming.
You use correct syntax in the structural construction of your front-end and back-end.
You show initiative to consult various sources on your own (print, video tutorials, forums, ...) regarding back-end and front-end to solve problems and update knowledge.
You use modern programming languages and frameworks when developing your back-end and front-end.
You document the code of your back-end and front-end with comments so that others can read your code more easily.

Course content

The following topics are covered:

  • We build our own back-end
  • We use a database
  • We create our own API
  • We develop our own front-end for an iOS and/or Android app
  • We link our back-end to our front-end smartphone application

Study material (text): Mandatory

The course material will be made available digitally via Digitap.

For this class keep in mind additional costs for:

  • access to LinkedIn Learning (+/- 15 euro, to be renewed every academic year)
  • Adobe Creative software (+/- 75 euro, to be renewed every academic year)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Practicum36,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours172,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeSkills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodSkills assessment during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

Submissions for evaluation shall always consist of the candidate's own work and shall be submitted within the deadlines provided. If ideas, images or texts, ideas, designs or parts of designs of others are used, the author, designer and/or location of the work must be clearly mentioned to avoid plagiarism - and thus exam fraud.

Note: The effective examination format will be communicated via Digitap. The effective exam time is communicated via Webuntis.