Certificate in
Software and Coding Fundamentals for UX

Certificate in
Software and Coding Fundamentals for UX

Who is it for?

All UX professionals

Duration

6 weeks

Commitment

3 hours per week

Early bird price

$950$1,150

Format

Online, self-paced

Why take this course?

  • Talk with confidence about web and internet technologies
  • Build better relationships with developers on your team
  • Create smarter designs with a deeper understanding of technical constraints
  • Understand the concepts behind coding without needing to code
Jenny Björkman
Jenny Björkman

UX Lead, Sustainably

“Another great course from the UX Design Institute. Code now looks a lot less impenetrable. If you want a comprehensive overview of the software landscape, then look no further.”

Our alumni work with the world’s leading companies
Next course commences:

14 July 2022

Limited spaces available
Early bird price until
7 June 2022
$950
$1,150
Payment plans available
Enroll today or request brochure

What you’ll learn

Over 6 weeks, you’ll learn about the key concepts and processes involved in software development. You'll understand how code works, so that you can collaborate more effectively with developers.

Module 1

The software landscape

Understand the relationship between hardware and software.

Module 2

Layers of software

Dig into each layer of the tech stack, from the front-end to the back-end.

Module 3

Front-end technologies

Get up to speed on the roles of HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Module 4

Back-end technologies

Explore the back-end, APIs and common programming languages.

Module 5

How developers work

Learn about common development workflows, from waterfall to agile.

Module 6

Effective collaboration

Get practical guidance on how to work well with development teams.

Support at every step

Join a lively community of tutors, coaches and fellow students that support each other along the way.

Aoife

Aoife

Kelly

Kelly

Ellen

Ellen

Rebecca

Rebecca

Eoghan

Eoghan

Emily

Emily

Cathal

Cathal

Eoghain

Eoghain

Student Success team

Our friendly and responsive team will help you stay on track and keep you accountable.

A vibrant community

Collaborate, share tips and build connections on our lively student Slack channels.

Live webinars with experts

Attend expert sessions, including an Ask Me Anything Q&A with a senior software developer.

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SMOJ
Karen Hoey
Karen Hoey

Product Designer, Salud

“The Software and Coding Fundamentals course frames software development from a UX perspective brilliantly. I have a clearer understanding of what the developers do at work and I know the right questions to ask them. I’d recommend it to anyone transitioning into a UX career without a software background.”

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  • The full course syllabus
  • Your questions answered, by phone or email

Or if you're happy to get started, you can enroll today.

“It’s probably the best decision I’ve made in my career so far.”

Daniel Guy
Daniel Guy

Interaction Designer
Ministry of Justice UK

Frequently asked questions

More questions? Email us at hello@uxdesigninstitute.com

What are the admissions criteria?

There are no strict admissions criteria. This course gives students a foundational understanding of software development, so you don’t need experience in tech or design to participate. Unsure if it’s the right level for you? Our education advisors can help.

How is the course structured?

Each of the six modules is delivered entirely online, so you can complete the course at your own pace. Once enrolled, you’ll have access to all of the course materials for three months.

How will I be assessed?

There will be a 40 minute online exam after you complete the six modules. This will make up your grade for the course. The course also includes exercises to help you get practical experience.

Will I learn to code?

No, this course does not teach you how to code. However, you will gain an understanding of the concepts behind coding and get to play around with HTML, CSS and Javascript, all of which will help you to become a more rounded UX professional.

Will I get credits for this course?

The UK higher education system is internationally renowned for its excellent standards. Our courses are all credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university. The Certificate in Understanding Software is allocated 6 credits at Level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system.