Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Data Structures and Algorithms in C++. Learn fundamentals of computer science while implementing efficient data structures in C++. The Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals Specialization program is offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois.

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Topics covered by this Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals Specialization  program offered by  Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois include basic object-oriented programming, the analysis of asymptotic algorithmic run times, and the implementation of basic data structures including arrays, hash tables, linked lists, trees, heaps and graphs, as well as algorithms for traversals, rebalancing and shortest paths. 

Applied Learning Project

Students will solve weekly “challenge problems” by implementing fragments of C++ code in a web-based interface. Each course also features two longer-format coding projects where students will follow instructions to complete a C++ program that performs tasks such as editing images, efficiently manipulating data structures, or solving a graph search problem.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Object-Oriented Data Structures in C++
  • Ordered Data Structures
  • Unordered Data Structures

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Intermediate Level

  • Learners should be able to write a program in a programming language (e.g. Python), and preferably have taken an introductory programming course.

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