Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • Understands the multiple dimensions of scalability and understands factors that contribute to the scalability of web applications.
  • Knows and applies architectural patterns and techniques for designing and building scalable web applications.
  • Understands the impact of the wide range of design decisions in building scalable web applications.
  • Knows scalability laws and reflects on them in the context of architectural decisions.
  • Can evaluate the scalability of web applications at multiple abstraction levels.
  • Has practical experience in designing, building, and deploying web applications that scale. 

Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.10.2022 - 28.11.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Arto Hellas

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Methodologies and evolution of designing and building scalable web applications, focusing on recent advances in both client- and server-side development as well as on platforms and hosting solutions. Architectural patterns and their fit and need for different types of web applications. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is offered in two different versions. In period 2, the course is offered as a lectured version, while otherwise, the course is available as an online course suitable for self-study. In both versions, the study emphasis is on reading materials and working on assignments and projects.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Spring III - V
    2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Spring III - V
    2023-2024 Summer