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    PHP & MySql, 3 ECTS cr

    PHP & MySql, 3 ECTS cr

    Free, robust tools to create almost anything. Did you know that Facebook was made with PHP?

    • Mode of Teaching: Online teaching
    • Enrolment: 30.8.–13.9.2021
    • Time: 24.-6.3.2022
    • Language: English
    • Price: 45 € or 300 € Open UAS tuition fee



    Target Group

    • Everyone who is motivated and interested in improving his/her course related skills
    • Prerequisite Skills: Basics of data processing, Basics of programming


    Course Overview


    After completion of this course you will be able to

    • handle the fundamentals of PHP programming and especially techniques to write dynamice and feature rich Web applications.


    • Basics of PHP scripting language
    • Form handling
    • File handling
    • Communication with MySQL database

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching is based on problem based learning methodology. Students study the course material, which consists of theory and practical examples, and then try to solve the problems in the weekly assignments and return them before the specified deadline. In the course student will try to develop an application, which has specified features and the final application will be evaluated.

    Study Material

    • Course material on the VAMK portal


    Assessment is made based on the evaluation of the final course application. Final course garde will be calculated based on the achieved points from the course final application as follows:

    5 > 90%

    4 80% - 90%

    3 70% - 80%

    2 60% - 70%

    1 50% - 60%

    0 < 50%

    Schedule and Location

    Teacher will announce later.

    Further Information

    Principal Lecturer Ghodrat Moghadampour: forename.surname@vamk.fi


    The course is produced under H2C-project, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Project ends 31.12.2021, and there wont´ be anymore free-of-charge training during autumn 2021.


    Students can begin enrolling in courses on August 30, 2021. The deadline to complete enrolment is September 13, 2021.


    Further information about enrolment, tuition fees and cancellation policy: avoin@vamk.fi