• Application Deadline
  • 42 days
    Duration

About

In the Algorithmic Design and Techniques Certificate, part of the Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters Program from EdX in partnership with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX, you will learn basic algorithmic techniques and ideas for computational problems, which arise in practical applications such as sorting and searching, divide and conquer, greedy algorithms and dynamic programming.

This course will cover theories, including:

  • how to sort data and how it helps for searching;
  • how to break a large problem into pieces and solve them recursively;
  • when it makes sense to proceed greedily;
  • how dynamic programming is used in genomic studies.

You will practice solving computational problems, designing new algorithms, and implementing solutions efficiently (so that they run in less than a second).

What you'll learn

  • Essential algorithmic techniques - greedy algorithms, divide and conquer, binary search, sorting, dynamic programming
  • Best practices of implementing algorithms efficiently
  • Ways of testing and debugging programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      6 weeks, 8-10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Module 1: Welcome
  • Module 2: Introduction
  • Module 3: Greedy Algorithms
  • Module 4: Divide-and-Conquer
  • Modules 5 and 6: Dynamic Programming

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of at least one programming language: loops, arrays, stacks, recursion.
  • Basic knowledge of mathematics: proof by induction, proof by contradiction.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
  • National Applies to you

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
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Funding

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