• Application Deadline
  • 35 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Computing in Python II - Control Structures course in collaboration with The Georgia Institute of Technology - GTx.  This course covers conditionals, loops, functions, and error handling, specifically in Python but with broader applicability to other languages as well.

About

Loops let you repeat tasks for multiple values or while certain conditions hold true. Functions let you encapsulate complex reasoning into reusable chunks of code. Error handling lets you intelligently recover from anticipated and unanticipated glitches.

By the end of this Computing in Python II - Control Structures course at The Georgia Institute of Technology - GTx, you'll be able to write complex programs in Python that perform useful reasoning. For example, you could write a program that calculates your weight on other planets, calculates the standard deviation of a series of numbers, or checks for the validity of an incoming password.

Structurally, the course is comprised of several parts. Instruction is delivered via a series of short (2-3 minute) videos. In between those videos, you'll complete both multiple choice questions  and coding problems to demonstrate your knowledge of the material that was just covered.

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 35 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Duration description
      9 to 10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • How control structures can affect how other lines of code run.
  • Conditionals, including if, else-if, and else, for complex reasoning.
  • Loops, including for loops, for-each loops, and while loops for repeated behaviors.
  • Functions, for encapsulating code into reusable chunks.
  • Error handling, for anticipating and resolving expected errors.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • CS1301xI or equivalent knowledge is required. 
  • Certain problems may benefit from experience with algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and trigonometry, but you can succeed without these.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
  • National

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
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