• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 70 days
    Duration

About

In the information age, data is all around us. Within this data are answers to compelling questions across many societal domains (politics, business, science, etc.). But if you had access to a large dataset, would you be able to find the answers you seek?

The Python for Data Science Certificate, part of the Data Science MicroMasters Program from EdX in partnership with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX, will introduce you to a collection of powerful, open-source, tools needed to analyze data and to conduct data science. Specifically, you’ll learn how to use:

  • python
  • jupyter notebooks
  • pandas
  • numpy
  • matplotlib
  • git
  • and many other tools.

You will learn these tools all within the context of solving compelling data science problems.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to find answers within large datasets by using python tools to import data, explore it, analyze it, learn from it, visualize it, and ultimately generate easily sharable reports. 

By learning these skills, you’ll also become a member of a world-wide community which seeks to build data science tools, explore public datasets, and discuss evidence-based findings. Last but not least, this course will provide you with the foundation you need to succeed in later courses in the Data Science MicroMasters program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Intensity 8 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      10 weeks, 8-10 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn
  • Basic process of data science
  • Python and Jupyter notebooks
  • An applied understanding of how to manipulate and analyze uncurated datasets
  • Basic statistical analysis and machine learning methods
  • How to effectively visualize results

Lecturers

  • Ilkay Altintas - Chief Data Science Officer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
  • Leo Porter - Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

Previous experience with any programming language (Java, C, Pascal, Fortran, C++, Python, PHP, etc.) is expected. This includes a high school, or undergraduate equivalent, to an introduction to computer science course. Learners should be comfortable with loops, if/else, and variables.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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