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Algorithms, Specialization

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  • 4 months
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Learn To Think Like A Computer Scientist. Master the fundamentals of the design and analysis of algorithms with this Algorithms Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Stanford.
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Overview

The programme

Algorithms are the heart of computer science, and the subject has countless practical applications as well as intellectual depth. This Algorithms Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Stanford is an introduction to algorithms for learners with at least a little programming experience. 

The specialization is rigorous but emphasizes the big picture and conceptual understanding over low-level implementation and mathematical details. After completing this specialization, you will be well-positioned to ace your technical interviews and speak fluently about algorithms with other programmers and computer scientists.

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 4 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 4 months to complete
      • Suggested 8 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Divide and Conquer, Sorting and Searching, and Randomized Algorithms
  • Graph Search, Shortest Paths, and Data Structures
  • Greedy Algorithms, Minimum Spanning Trees, and Dynamic Programming
  • Shortest Paths Revisited, NP-Complete Problems and What To Do About Them

Details on Coursera Plus:

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Intermediate Level

Tuition Fee

You can choose from hundreds of free courses, or get a degree or certificate at a breakthrough price. You can now select Coursera Plus, an annual subscription that provides unlimited access. For specializations there is a 7-day Free Trial. If you invite a friend to get started on Coursera you will both get 50% off a course or the first month of a Specialization subscription.

Funding

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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