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    Application Deadline
  • 1 month


Build on the software engineering skills you learned in “Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software” by learning new data structures. Use these data structures to build more complex programs that use Java’s object-oriented features. At the end of the course you will write an encryption program and a program to break your encryption algorithm.

After completing thisJava Programming - Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data offered by Coursera in partnership with Duke University, you will be able to:

  • Read and write data from/to files;
  • Solve problems involving data files;
  • Perform quantitative analyses of data (e.g., finding maximums, minimums, averages); 
  • Store and manipulate data in an array or ArrayList;
  • Combine multiple classes to solve larger problems;
  • Use iterables and collections (including maps) in Java.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 24 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Welcome
  • Cryptography: Keeping Information Secret
  • GladLibs: Stories from Templates
  • Web Server Logs: From Logs to Visits
  • MiniProject: Vigenère Cipher

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Beginner Level


Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. 

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