Backend-utvikling toårig utdanning

Higher Professional Degree

Back-end Development

Online Study Programme

Tech education for those who want to become a back-end developer with advanced technical programming skills. You will learn advanced features in JavaScript, cloud-based services, and .NET, preparing you to work as a full-stack developer.

Online Studies

13 August 2024 More startups

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

11 March 2025

2 year full time | 4 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansand

12 August 2024

2 years full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study back-end development?

As a back-end developer, you will be the brains behind digital solutions, working with a wide range of technologies and having the opportunity to develop your skills in a constantly evolving field.

During the programme, you will learn to design and implement server-based solutions, manage databases and ensure optimal performance. You will also gain the necessary skills in current front-end technologies, enabling you to work as a full-stack developer.

The programme aims to provide you with practical skills and applicable solutions in back-end and full-stack development. All aspects of web development are thoroughly covered, introducing you to the latest technology used in the industry.

One-year programme also available

The first year of this two-year programme is the same as the one-year programme in Back-end Development. However, you can apply directly to this two-year programme and secure your place for two years.

Career Opportunities

After completing the Back-end Development program, you can pursue jobs such as:

  • Back-end Developer
  • Back-end JavaScript Developer
  • .NET Developer
  • Full-stack Developer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • Independent Entrepreneur

Back-end developers top the list of most sought-after tech jobs

Programme information

The first year starts by building a solid foundation where fundamental programming concepts are explained. This is further strengthened through object-oriented programming to develop structured and reusable solutions. To ensure a holistic approach to the development process, methodologies for project planning and management are introduced. Through in-depth learning of JavaScript on the server side, database administration, and the design of RESTful APIs, you acquire essential skills.

The second year covers the development of both server-side and client-side applications, providing a comprehensive approach to web development. You will delve into complex topics, such as advanced features in JavaScript, databases, cloud-based services, and .NET. The exam project gives students the opportunity to apply their skills in a practical setting and demonstrate a holistic understanding of software development and information technology.

Throughout the program, you will receive practical assignments to ensure your ability to perform development in practice with the help of relevant theory. Students will develop their expertise through professional work and software methodologies commonly used by professional backend developers.

First-year subjects:

  • Programming Foundations
  • Front-End Technologies
  • Programming with Objects
  • Project Methodology
  • Semester Project
  • JavaScript Servers
  • Databases
  • Server Deployment
  • Exam Project

Second-year subjects:

  • JavaScript in Practice
  • Database Technologies
  • Cloud Services
  • Information Security
  • Data Warehousing
  • Back-end Technologies
  • Front-end Technologies
  • Exam Project
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Higher Professional Degree
Credits: 120 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend the following:

  • 500 GB Hard Drive (or 250 GB + cloud storage: e.g., Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive - recommended).
  • 8 GB RAM.
  • Core i5 or M1 processor.
  • Both PC and Mac can be used.
  • PC - Windows 10/11.
  • Mac - macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

What is the Difference Between Back-end and Front-end?

Noroff offers study programs in both Front-end Development and Back-end Development. Choosing between these programs may be challenging. Here you will find help to navigate through the fields of front-end and back-end development.

Difference between på Back-end and Front-end

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