IDG2003 - Back-end Web Development I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

In this course, you'll explore the basic structure of a web application, and how a web browser interacts with a web server. The main scripting language used will be PHP, where we cover the basic syntax and data structures of the PHP language. Lastly, you will learn how to navigate through an integrated PHP/MySQL environment like MAMP or XAMPP.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to my PHP programming basics.
  2. Object Oriented Programming in PHP.
  3. Forms and file handling.
  4. Basic database handling with PHP and MySQL
  5. Security measures when handling data sent to a web server
  6. Overview of PHP Frameworks

Learning outcome


  1. Basic programming in PHP
  2. Understand the layering of web applications, communication between server and client
  3. Write PHP code for processing data sent from a server and database action with MySQL.
  4. Basic know-how of PHP frameworks.

General expertise

  1. Develop skills in the design of complex systems
  2. Learn a sustainable approach to programming with a focus on efficiency, modularity, and "green" practices.
  3. Better skills in analytical thinking and problem solving

Learning methods and activities

- Lectures - Group work - Lab. exercises - Task solution - Guidance

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work (three assignments) needs to be validated for eligibility to take the exam.

Validated assignments from the past semester may be approved, subject to the course coordinator's discretion.

Students who do not manage to pass the final exam will be given the opportunity to take a resit exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Web Development (BWU)

Course materials

A book about basic PHP, links to online tutorials, and any other relevant material will be made available.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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