FULL STACK WEB
DEVELOPMENT

The hands-on coding programme that will transform your career, is available to study online.

We teach you how to think and work like a programmer. We'll introduce you to the modern technologies you need for full stack web development, and by the end of our programme you will be able to build applications and prototypes - independently and in teams.

You can study either full-time (17 weeks) or part-time (35 weeks) as part of our online study experience.

Course Dates

  • 22 July to 17 January 2025 (part-time)
    Applications close 19 July 2024
  • 26 August to 20 December 2024 (full-time)
    Applications close 22 August 2024

What's different about our online experience?

  • We've worked hard to ensure you get a simulated on-campus environment with daily Zoom check-ins and mindfulness practices. A typical day runs from 8:45 am through to 6 pm.
  • Engage in live pair programming, group projects, and regular interactions with teachers and fellow students, fostering a collaborative learning experience.
  • Benefit from over 30 hours of teacher contact time and live support on Discord, ensuring prompt assistance with questions and code issues.
  • Receive holistic support, including regular one-on-one check-ins with Human Skills facilitators, addressing mindset challenges and interpersonal issues.
  • Foster a sense of community, trust, and cohesion within your cohort through orientation activities, daily interactions, and connections with facilitators.
To get the most out of your online learning experience, we recommend the following at home set up:
  • A modern computer with minimum specifications, a stable internet connection, and headphones with a microphone to facilitate smooth communication.
  • A comfortable, well-lit, and quiet workspace, preferably with two screens, promoting uninterrupted workflow and enhanced productivity.

Join us and unlock your full potential on your educational journey!

Study at home

Our next information evening

Learn about our course, meet our supportive team, hear from recent graduates and have your questions answered.

  • Wednesday 22 May 2024, 6:00 – 7:30pm (tickets)

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Programme overview

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Foundations

6 weeks

Bootcamp

9 weeks

Careers

2 weeks

COURSE STRUCTURE

Foundations

Remote | 6 weeks full time

Foundations is an accelerated, challenging experience. You will study remotely, taking on weekly challenges, and having weekly check-ins with tutors. It is vital you have reliable access to the internet throughout Foundations.

Bootcamp

Auckland, Wellington, or Online Campus
9 weeks, 60 hours per week

The 9 week Bootcamp is a completely immersive experience. Expect to be busy and focused. Most students commit about 60 hours per week to lectures, assignments, challenges, and side projects.

You will be guided by teachers who are passionate about helping students master the principles of software development, and you will learn by solving coding challenges in pairs, solo and in group projects.

We know the time commitment is intense so we offer mindfulness and long lunches to combat fatigue, and we are committed to supporting your emotional and physical wellbeing.

Human Skills

Weekly deep dives and check-ins

While we train you to be a junior developer, we equally emphasise teaching collaboration and interpersonal skills. Most web development is done in teams and requires effective communication with designers, project managers, and clients.

Careers

2 weeks, after Bootcamp - 50 hours

Our careers sessions will help you develop the skills to land your first dev job and grow your career. Topics include effectively job hunting, CV preparation, and skills for interviewing. Careers sessions are recorded so graduates can review them when preparing for a big job interview. Graduates can also work 1-on-1 with an industry recruiter to help with their job seeking efforts.

Our graduates say it best

Don't just take our word for it. Dev Academy students and graduates share their stories
about the programme, getting jobs and having meaningful careers.

“The human skills and the technical content is scaffolded and you’re always building on knowledge. You’re not thrown in the deep end, and you chalk up some successes along the way.”

Previously a secondary school teacher, Libby had always been an avid user of technology and felt drawn to learn more about how software is created.

After graduating from Dev Academy Libby worked at Flick Electric as a junior developer. Since 2020 she’s been at StoryPark, building on her experience in the education sector and combining it with tech to build a product that supports teachers, parents and children.

“If I could do the course at Dev Academy all over again, I would. It was an amazing learning experience and completely changed my career.”

Courtney had a chance encounter with coding at his Customer Experience job which led to tinkering with tech in his spare time. He decided to take the plunge and change careers. A colleague recommended Dev Academy, and the rest is history.

Dev Academy set Courtney up well for his first developer role at Xero, where he continued to learn and grow before moving to a role at Re-Leased, a PropTech company based in the Hawkes Bay.

“Careers Week was so unbelievably helpful for me. It was great to have someone from the tech recruitment sector to give us really good advice.”

After the first year of her Business Management degree in Scotland, Ellora made the decision to change paths and follow her passion for coding. A free evening course sparked her love of code, and she was ready to work instead of studying for 3 more years.

Dev Academy meant she could quickly transition into a tech career, so she travelled home and enrolled. Ellora graduated during the 2020 lockdown and landed a role as a Junior Engineer within a month.

Graduate in 17 weeks without uni debt

Our 17-week course fees are $11,790

For just over $690 per week you could become a coder during 2024. Junior Software Developers can expect a starting salary of $50,000 to $80,000 depending on location, employer and experience (the average is around $65,000). Tech salaries grow fast, with the median salary for tech jobs being over $100,000 within 6 years.

Fees Free Is Available With Us 

If you are a first-time learner, or your first tertiary education was covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund, you may be able to get your fees covered.  Find out if you're eligible here

All fees can be covered by student loans and allowances, meaning you could start as soon as you’d like without the financial burden of up front costs*. 

It is our mission and job to get you tech work ready in just 17-weeks. We train our students with the latest technology to provide the most in-demand dev skills, with practical hands-on projects they can add to their portfolios. 

We support our students every step of the way to securing their first dev role in tech.

*Student loan and allowance criteria apply.

What financial support are you eligible for? 

Book a call and we can talk you through it.

FAQ about online study

Online is for you if you want the skills to work remotely as more jobs offer remote options, to have freedom and flexibility in your work. Or maybe it just isn’t feasible to move cities right now!

Our in-person bootcamp is ideal if you want the classic experience of being on campus, you know that you need a focussed learning environment outside of your home, or you know you aren’t a distance learner.

Some people choose to study online to prepare for remote work in a post-COVID world. It really depends on your needs.

Some things in the Online campus will be just like our in-person bootcamp — or as close as possible! 

This is not your average online course! You’ll be ‘on campus’ online from 8:45am — 6pm.  Every day begins and ends with a Zoom check in and mindfulness practice. Be prepared to be interacting with your teachers and other students every day, in live pair programming and group projects.

Our Online campus has the same student to teacher ratio and teacher contact time (over 30 hours a week). During contact time, live support will be only a click away with our teachers on Discord to help with questions and code issues.

Students are also offered comprehensive wellbeing support. Alongside the tools you'll gain in the weekly Human Skills deep dives, all students can have regular, one on one check ins with their Human Skills facilitators.

These check ins are a chance to talk through any mindset challenges you might be having, talk through interpersonal issues, and get some compassionate support.

Making sure that each online cohort develops a sense of community, trust, and cohesion is very important to us. From orientation day to graduation, we build relationships within the cohort and with the facilitators every day throughout bootcamp.

One of our facilitators shares that they see “the most connection in the online campus when folks are able to relax into this funny little online space and be themselves. Once that comfort settles in, humour and ease with each other is so much more prominent”.

A modern computer (made within the last few years) in good condition, with a minimum of 8G ram (16G is better), a solid state drive, webcam, and microphone. Ideally your machine will be running macOS or Linux. Windows 10 or 11 are the only Windows OS we can work with. You will need headphones with a mic if you’re in a noisy place! If you’re not sure whether your machine will meet our standards, have a look at getting a refurbished machine here, or get in touch with us to have a chat.

There is no special software required for the course. We use Visual Studio as our text editor and most people use Google Chrome as their browser.

You can study from a co-working space, or from home, so long as you can be available for voice connection at all times.

Part of the challenge of working from home is making sure you have a good, comfortable, effective workplace set up.

You’ll need a strong, stable internet connection. We also strongly recommend using two screens where possible - not just working on a laptop with a track pad - and a quiet, well lit, comfortable space so your workflow can be uninterrupted. 

We encourage our students to consider things like if their chair is comfy enough, and whether they need to buy or borrow a second screen or external keyboard. Maybe it’s also time for an updated glasses prescription or to finally treat yourself to those fancy noise-cancelling headphones that have been on your wishlist for a while.

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Want to chat?

Info Evening

Come to our Information Evening at 6:00 – 7:30pm Wednesday 24 July 2024

Come along to our information evening and find out how we can help you transition into tech. You'll hear from graduates and teachers, discuss career opportunities and pathways into industry, and gain a real understanding of our programme. Register your interest using the button above.