CAS in Web Application Development

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Web Application Development (CAS-DAW) allows you to apply web technologies in your job as an engineer.


The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Web Application Development (CAS-DAW) allows you to develop, deploy and maintain structured, secure and dynamic web applications using web data formats, to interface them to databases and to ensure their referencing.

This CAS is part of the Master of Advanced Studies in Rapid Application Development (MAS-RAD).


The CAS-DAW is composed of several modules that can be taken independently.

Internet protocols and static web pages with HTML and CSS 26Patrick Janser (external)
Javascript frontend development26Stéphane Gobron (HE-Arc)
Web parsers and formats with XML and JSON25Aïcha Rizzotti (HE-Arc)
Introduction to databases for the Web14Hugues Mercier (HE-Arc)
Design and development of advanced databases28Hugues Mercier (HE-Arc)
Design, implementation and backend deployment with PHP and community tools26Marc Schaefer (HE-Arc)
Hosting and referencing15Daniela Chrzanovski et Marius Amza (Swiss Webacademy)
Modules of the CAS-DAW


You will be able to:

  • create static pages with HTML5
  • define CSS3 style sheets
  • create dynamic web interfaces with JavaScript and TypeScript
  • identify the use cases of XML, JSON and REST and build an application demonstrating the mastery of these formats and concepts
  • design and operate a classic and web-oriented database
  • design, develop and deploy simple web applications with an MVC mini-framework developed in class in PHP and an SQL database, using project management tools (forges)
  • build an efficient online presence and the natural referencing of your websites

Target Audience

This CAS is mainly intended for engineers without an IT degree.

You must have a Bachelor’s degree or an engineering diploma (ETS, HES, EPF) in microengineering, mechanics, electronics, civil engineering or any other field or an equivalent university degree.

Otherwise, admission decisions could be based on the quality of your application file, within the limits of the quota authorized by the HES-SO.

Degree Awarded

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Web Application Development

Duration and Organization of Studies


Part-time: about 1 semester


Campus Arc 2, Neuchâtel


Next opening

Autumn 2025

Registration deadline

31 August 2025


5 500 CHF


This CAS allows you to qualify for a career in the development of applications for data processing and visualization.

Apply now!


Head of the MAS-RAD:
Marc Schaefer
+41 32 930 14 46
Head of the CAS-DAW:
Aïcha Rizzotti
+41 32 930 22 94

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