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521260S Programmable Web Project, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521260S  Validity 01.08.2006 -
Name Programmable Web Project  Abbreviation Programmable We 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Teemu Leppänen 


The course is mandatory for International Master's Programme in Computer Science and Engineering and Master's Programme in Computer Science and Engineering. It is optional for other degree and master programmes.

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 

In English.


Spring, periods 3-4.

Learning outcomes 

 Upon completion of this course, students:

  • understand what a Web API is and learn different Web API architectures.
  • understand the concept of hypermedia and how it is used to build Web APIs.
  • are able to design and implement a Web API following REST architectural style principles using existing web frameworks.
  • are able to write unit and functional tests to inspect their APIS.
  • are able to document their Web APIs using adequate software tools.
  • are able to implement simple software applications that make use of the APIs.

RESTful Web APIs, Hypermedia and HATEOAS, RESTful Clients

Mode of delivery 

Online learning. 

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 4 h, guided laboratory exercise 15 h, the rest as self-study and group work. Each group implements software and writes a report. Students present their work at least twice in online meetings with the course staff.

Target group 

M.Sc. level students of Computer Science and Engineering; other students of the university of Oulu are accepted if there is enough space in the classes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Elementary programming (521141P) or equivalent Python programming
skills. Applied computing project I is recommended.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Mainly course slides and links to different Web resources announced during the first lecture. Course books: * Leonard Richardson, Mike Amundsen & Sam Ruby. RESTful Web APIs. O'Reilly Media 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4493-5806-8. * Leonard Richardson & Sam Ruby,RESTful Web Services. O’Reilly Media 2007. ISBN: 978-0-596-52926-0.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Course will be assessed based on project work assignment (functional working software prototype, content of the report…) and the exercises results. More detailed information on assessment will be provided with the course material.


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Ivan Sanchez Milara

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

We will use Moodle to provide links to the working tools and information about distance learning:

Course material can be found at Lovelace:


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Programmable web project  Course  Ivan Sanchez Milara  12.01.22 -31.03.22

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