16 Weeks

Developer Foundations



Our Pathway curriculum provides solid software engineering foundation to start a successful career in tech. The goal of our pathway programs is to equip students with knowledge, advanced skills and practical experience in software engineering.

During the first 4 months participants will learn the foundations of software engineering and gain practical experience through real life projects. The Foundations program includes face-to-face lectures, assignments and projects, peer-learning, collaboration, and industry-relevant curriculum, meetups, guest speakers and mentors to guide you through your projects.

By successfully completing this stage participants will move on to deepen their knowledge in back-end engineering, front-end engineering specializations accordingly.

Who is eligible to enroll?

  • Fresh graduates who wish to start their career in IT industry,
  • Open-minded tech enthusiasts who have the motivation and determination to succeed,
  • Those who want to make a career shift to software engineering.

Who is in the teaching team?

  • Industry-leading trainers
  • Mentors
  • Guest Speakers

What is in the program?

  • Instructor-led practical sessions
  • Individual assignments
  • Professional portfolio
  • Soft skills that matter
  • Group projects

Can I skip Foundations?

You may be able to skip it if you have a strong level already.

Quick Details

Format: Face-to-face classes, assignments, guest speakers, mentors and real-life projects

Selection Process: Application, Test, Technical Interview

Duration: 16 weeks

Language of Instruction: English/Armenian

Frequency: 3-4 times a week, evening hours

Fee: Free of charge


Computer Science and Software Engineering Fundamentals

Frontend Development, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

DevOps Essentials

Quality Assurance and Software Testing Fundamentals

Data Structures and Algorithms

Java/Node.js (specific to program)

Design Patterns


Computer Networking

Security Concepts



Hovag Abramian

Hovag Abramian is a computer scientist, researcher and entrepreneur. His current research areas include game-based learning and teaching technologies. He has also been teaching at American University of Armenia as an adjunct lecturer for the past two years.


Vahe Pezeshkian

Vahe Pezeshkian received his bachelor’s degree in IT Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2011. In 2014, he graduated from the American University of Armenia, obtaining his master’s degree in Computer and Information Science. Being a developer and having gained experience in multiple projects, Vahe continued his studies and obtained his post-graduate degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, where he participated in diverse initiatives in healthcare, precision agriculture, and DevOps domains in different project stages from requirement elicitation to deployment and operations. Vahe is a senior software engineer at Workfront, an Adobe company. Being an enthusiast about industry-education integration, he has also given lectures at the American University of Armenia.


Vahe Momjyan

Award-winning innovator, serial entrepreneur, and technologist with 15+ years in software development, lead of massive-scale projects, and developing products. Started first venture 10 years ago, which was eventually acquired by one of the client companies. Co-founded and developed technology in AI and logistics startups. Led teams at Amazon Web Services (AWS Australia) Networking department across multiple locations focused on the development of software solutions for managing massive scale interconnected network devices. Adjunct lecturer at the American University of Armenia. An active member of open source communities. Presidential award winner. Pending US Patent on “Massive Mobile Network Data processing, collection, and analysis.”


Artur Davtyan

Artur Davtyan has more than 5 years of experience in the IT sphere, mostly in Corporate Networking and DevOps professions. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Control Systems and automation from NPUA. Artur is currently a Ph.D. student in NPUA, he is an Annual Educational Award winner of the President of the Republic of Armenia "Best Master Student", the winner of 100 ideas of the Armenian Military science competition, the Best Engineer 2018 gold medal (NPUA) awardee.


Karapet Hovhannisyan

Karapet Hovhannisyan has more than 5 years of experience in software engineering. As a front-end engineer, he specializes in building SPA (single page applications) using popular frameworks and libraries such as React and Redux and is proficient in using React for both mobile and web applications. Karapet holds a bachelor’s degree in Informatics and Applied Mathematics from YSU. As an experienced and enthusiastic engineer with great interpersonal skills Karapet is dedicated to contribute to the development of IT sector in Armenia by building more than 2 years of teaching experience.

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