In this Specialization, you will demonstrate your new proficiency in Java and object-oriented programming design through the development of four Java applications: an analysis of CSV data files, an encryption program, an interactive map for displaying geospatial data, and a program that will allow users to manage, manipulate, and reason about large sets of textual data.
Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
If you complete each course on schedule, the Specialization should take about 4-6 months to complete.
What background knowledge is necessary?
You should have some experience programming in at least one other coding language.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
This Specialization's courses are designed to be completed in sequential order. You should start with our first course, Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
These Coursera courses are not official courses at either Duke University or the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), but rather are courses created by Duke and UCSD faculty in which you can earn a Coursera certificate. To learn more about Coursera certificates, please see: https://www.coursera.org/signature/. These courses' Coursera certificates do not represent university credit or continuing education units from either Duke or UCSD and do not come with a university transcript.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You should be able to program in Java and design software applications using object oriented programming design.