Secure Application Development and Deployment, Sikker applikasjonsutvikling og -distribusjon

Half-year programme

Secure Application Development and Deployment

Online Study Programme

A hands-on programme that teaches you how to secure applications throughout the application lifecycle management process, giving you the skills to build security and privacy into the early stages of application development.

Online Studies

12 March 2024 More startups

13 August 2024

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

1/2 year full time | 1 years part time

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

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why study Secure App Development?

The relentless activities of cybercriminals pose a significant threat to digital technologies across many sectors. This programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively combat these threats. By empowering software developers and other stakeholders in the digital technology ecosystem with security expertise, we are paving the way for a cultural shift towards security, privacy and awareness measures in software applications. This in turn will ensure that security and privacy become an integral part of digital systems, promoting their safe and secure operation within the evolving needs of society.

Throughout the programme you will be exposed to key skills relevant to industry requirements. The aim is to enable you to confidently develop secure applications with excellent collaboration skills.

Career opportunities

The main aim of this programme is to give you relevant hands-on experience that you can use immediately. Relevant job opportunities may include areas such as:

  • Application Security
  • Secure Application Development
  • Security Consulting, Analysis or Architecture
  • Secure DevOps
  • Security Training/Education
  • Product Security
  • Cybersecurity
Secure App Development

– Experts in the field will play a crucial role in reducing the risk of cyber-attacks

Programme information

The programme starts with the fundamental concepts of software, programming, application development and security within all of these subjects. You will learn both back-end and front-end development with JavaScript, Microsoft .Net Core and React JS as the main technologies. You will also gain experience in secure API development, testing and development.

Finally, you will learn how to develop applications using a secure microservices architecture. At the end of the programme, you will culminate your learning by applying all the knowledge and skills you have acquired to your full-stack business case to develop a secure application.

  • Secure Application Lifecycle Management (SALM)
  • Backend Programming (Java, .Net OR Node.js)
  • Frontend Programming (JavaScript)
  • Secure Microservices
  • Full-stack Business Case
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.
Credits: 30 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend the following:

  • Computer or laptop with internet connectivity
  • Windows, macOS, or Linux system
  • Updated operating system
  • Modern multi-core processor (Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD Ryzen 5 and above)
  • RAM 16GB
  • SSD
  • 256Gb storage (the more the better)
  • Monitor with a resolution of 1080p or higher.
  • Ensure the computer meets the system requirements for the specific development tools and IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) required for the course. This may include:
    • Visual Studio
    • Android Studio
    • Xcode
    • Text editor
    • VScode
  • Virtualisation for testing or development 
  • Ensure the computer supports hardware virtualization (usually enabled in the BIOS/UEFI settings)

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. 

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