Python 3 Programming, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Become a Fluent Python Programmer with this Python 3 Programming specialization is offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan. Learn the fundamentals and become an independent programmer.

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This Python 3 Programming specialization is offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan teaches the fundamentals of programming in Python 3. 

We will begin at the beginning, with variables, conditionals, and loops, and get to some intermediate material like keyword parameters, list comprehensions, lambda expressions, and class inheritance.

You will have lots of opportunities to practice. You will also learn ways to reason about program execution, so that it is no longer mysterious and you are able to debug programs when they don’t work.

By the end of the specialization, you’ll be writing programs that query Internet APIs for data and extract useful information from them. And you’ll be able to learn to use new modules and APIs on your own by reading the documentation. That will give you a great launch toward being an independent Python programmer.

This specialization is a good next step for you if you have completed Python for Everybody but want a more in-depth treatment of Python fundamentals and more practice, so that you can proceed with confidence to specializations like Applied Data Science with Python.

But it is also appropriate as a first set of courses in Python if you are already familiar with some other programming language, or if you are up for the challenge of diving in head-first.

Applied Learning Project

By the end of the second course, you will create a simple sentiment analyzer that counts the number of positive and negative words in tweets. In the third course, you will mash up two APIs to create a movie recommender. The final course, Python Project: pillow, tesseract, and opencv (Course 5), is an extended project in which you'll perform optical character recognition (OCR) and object detection in images.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Python Basics
  • Python Functions, Files, and Dictionaries
  • Data Collection and Processing with Python
  • Python Classes and Inheritance
  • Python Project: pillow, tesseract, and opencv

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 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.

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General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

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