Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is offering free online course on Computer Science and Programming Using Python. This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience.
This nine-week computer science course provides an introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems. The course will start on August 30, 2016.
Course At A Glance
Length: 9 weeks
Effort: 15 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and edx
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Starts on August 30, 2016
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About This Course
This course is the first of a two-course sequence: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, and Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science. Together, they are designed to help people with no prior exposure to computer science or programming learn to think computationally and write programs to tackle useful problems. Some of the people taking the two courses will use them as a stepping stone to more advanced computer science courses, but for many, it will be their first and last computer science courses.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
- A Notion of computation
- The Python programming language
- Some simple algorithms
- Testing and debugging
- An informal introduction to algorithmic complexity
- Data structures
Eric L. Grimson is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Bernard M. Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering.
Professor Guttag is the Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT.
Ana Bell is a lecturer in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department at MIT.
High school algebra and a reasonable aptitude for mathematics. Students without prior programming background will find there is a steep learning curve and may have to put in more than the estimated time effort.
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