• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 35 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Introduction to Java Programming - Writing Good Code Program in collaboration with Carlos III University of Madrid - UC3Mx. Learn to program in an easy and interactive way and enter the fascinating world of computer science.
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Overview

EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Introduction to Java Programming - Writing Good Code Program in collaboration with Carlos III University of Madrid - UC3Mx.

Overview

This is an introductory course to learn programming with Java designed to teach how to code good programs in Java, understanding “good” as both correct and efficient. Basic principles of software engineering will be introduced to make it easier for our future self and others to reuse code. Ethical issues and the intellectual property of our programs will also be addressed in the last part of this course. Examples and case studies will be provided, so that learners can implement simple but increasingly complex programs in Java.

Emphasis is put on immediate feedback and on having a fun experience. Programming knowledge is not only useful to be able to program today’s devices such as computers and smartphones. It also opens the door to computational thinking, i.e. the application of computing techniques to every-day processes.

This course is designed taking into account the subset and recommendations of the College Board in order to prepare learners for the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A exam.

This course is part of UC3Mx's Introduction to Java Programming Professional Certificate.

What you will learn

  • Detect and correct common programming errors at compile time
  • Detect and correct common programming errors at run time using debugging tools
  • Check that the program does what it has to using unit testing processes
  • Compare the efficiency of two programs in terms of the resources used
  • Model simple programs using basic software engineering techniques
  • Determine if a program has been developed respecting ethical considerations

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 35 days
    • Intensity 5 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      5–7 hours per week, for 5 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Debugging
  • Reasoning & Testing
  • Complexity
  • Software Engineering
  • Ethics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prerequisites

  • It is recommended to be familiar with the topics covered in Introduction to Introduction to programming with Java, Part 1: Starting to Code with Java.

Tuition Fee

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