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Full Stack Web Developer


Build dynamic, database-driven sites using the technology that powers sites such as Instagram and the New York Times. This course will teach you both front and backend web development with the powerful Django framework.

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CSA: The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.

MICT SETA: The MICT SETA partners with industry, Universities and TVET colleges (both public and private) in the delivery of respective learning programmes in its endeavour to address identified scarce skills. Its commitment to expand and improve provision of skills development for SMMEs and rural communities will contribute towards addressing the requisite skills immeasurably.

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This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's intermediate courses, or have equivalent experience (1 year + programming experience)

Course Overview


Full Stack developers are increasingly in demand in a variety of industries. This course will help you pursue a career path that allows you to build both front and backend web software. 

Learning to become a full stack developer means you’ll have an incredibly versatile skill set, from HTML to CSS; from JavaScript to jQuery and finally to Django. If you want to have the skills to be involved with the way things work for the customer, as well as the actual implementation of those requirements, this MicroDegree will empower you with the right skills, tools and knowledge.

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Access to all course content
Discussion forum

Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)

Career guidance and job
search support

Tailored marking on your
code within 6 hours

Hyperion certification

Weekly video calls with mentor

On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor

$399 per month
$899 3 months up-front

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Access to all course content

Discussion forum

Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)

Career guidance and job
search support

Tailored marking on your
code within 6 hours

Hyperion certification

Weekly video calls with mentor

On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor

$599 per month
$1497 3 months up-front

Register Now

Course Syllabus

Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:



In this course you'll be learning everything you need to make professional grade websites and the software behind them. You'll be learning Python for back-end code functionality, HTML and CSS to create attractive front-end web pages, as well as JavaScript with JQuery to create even more flexible and dynamic pages. Finally we'll be looking at Terminal and Django which we'll be using to host our website while allowing us to quickly and easily make any changes we may need - on the fly.


The Fundamentals

We'll start off with Python, which will allow us to create the unseen building blocks that will create and distribute our web pages. We'll go through the essentials features, data structures and coding components of the Python language, as well as some high level concepts - Bioinformatics and Machine Learning - which are used by a variety of the largest technology companies globally, from Amazon's eCommerce to DARPA's robotics to Google's self driving car programs.

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Not sure which course to take or have a question? Get in touch with our course consultant who are happy to advise.

Andrae Smith

Sobane Motlomelo

Part of our

Certified Full-Stack Web Developer Learning Path

A combination of 3 courses, from beginner to advanced, getting you started on the type of career you want.

Complete the following three courses
to graduate from this Learning Path:

Complete this learning path in 9 months
part-time to fully prepare for job opportunities
such as:

Careers this will prepare you for:

Students Reviews

Why Take This Course?

Full Stack Developers are incredibly valuable to any company that needs a web presence - and that's nearly every company out there today. This MicroDegree will enable you to kick-start a career as a full stack developer, with the ability to build complex websites and services from the ground up. 

What does “full-stack development” imply? A full stack developer is familiar with the “entire stack” and has a mastery in most, but an interest in all, software technology. The stack is comprised of everything you would encounter in a typical application environment, ranging from server environments, data modelling and the logic of the application, to the user interface and experience.

You'll dive deep into web programming technologies such as Python and Django, learning how to build dynamic websites that are powered by databases and far more complex than your typical Wordpress site. You'll also learn how to leverage Javascript, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build user-facing pages that scale to millions. 

Handwritten feedback on your work within 6 hours of submission

24/7 online chat with your mentor and weekly 1:1 mentorship call

Full access to tailored course content and coding exercises

On-boarding guidance call with an expert mentor to check you're on the right course

Certificate and professional reference on completion

Post graduation career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prior programming experience requirements

- It is required that you have had at least 12 months programming experience or have taken one of our intermediate-level courses in order to take this course.


- Motivation and dedication to learn, and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- Proficiency in both written and spoken English

Technical Proficiencies

-Basic computer skills, such as sending emails and saving files.

-This course assumes a basic understanding of programming.

-Note that this course is considered an advanced course, as you will be dealing with complex concepts and as a result, will need to be confident in your ability to already code at a basic level

Equipment and Technologies

-Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection*

-Ability to run a text editor such as Notepad++ or an IDE such as Visual Studio or Code Blocks, though we will provide you with all installation files

-An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.


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Hyperion supports Corporate Training

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