Udacity

 

What we offer

At Udacity we offer courses in software programming and a range of related areas. The courses are designed so that you can fit the work in with a full time job.

Courses are available both for people with no previous experience in programming through to courses which are at the cutting edge. We provide both free material if you want to develop skills on your own. We also provide nano degrees which are structured programmes of learning, including assessed assignments. Mentors will provide you with support to help you successfully complete the various assignments.

Our goal is to help people progress in their careers. This means that all of our nano degrees are designed in collaboration with businesses. This ensures the skills that you learn will be the ones which are sought after in business. For example, our nano degree on digital marketing was developed with Facebook and Twitter.

Our goal also means that we want you to pick up skills, not just past tests. This means that you will receive feedback on your assignments and have the opportunity to redo any in order to master your skills.

Many of our nano degrees have free classroom previews so that you can get a sense of the quality of the learning material. As an example below is the link to the introduction to programming nano degree and free taster.

https://www.udacity.com/course/intro-to-programming-nanodegree--nd000

 

What can I learn

We run 24 nano degree programmes as well as provide a wide range of free material. You can start with an entry level course and over time work up to the more advanced levels of programming.

Our nano degree programmes include:

  • An introduction to programming; Digital Marketing; Design Sprint foundations
  • Data foundations; Data analysis
  • Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Artificial Intelligence
  • Front end web developer; Full stack web developer

 

For the full ist and to find out details on these courses go to:

https://www.udacity.com/nanodegree

 

What is my commitment

The length of the nano degrees range from 3 months to three 3 month terms. You will need to allow up to 10 hours a week of study time to complete the programme. The amount of time it takes you will depend on your previous experience.

Your company can get a 20% discount on completing a nanodegree with this coupon

https://www.udacity.com/?coupon=UM66QNRB4YMNX9U

 

What do people say about the courses

These are a few examples of the experiences people have had as a result of completing a nano degree:

  1. By learning new digital marketing skills, this Udacity student was able to break new career ground for herself ... at her current company! Here’s why they created a new role, just for her.
    https://blog.udacity.com/2018/02/practical-lifelong-learning.html
  2. This Udacity graduate followed her dreams, mapped out her journey, mastered the necessary skills, and successfully launched her own company.
    https://blog.udacity.com/2018/01/find-passion-build-dream-career.html
  3. This lifelong learner started in Kenya, graduated from Yale, and then she discovered Virtual Reality with Udacity.
    https://blog.udacity.com/2018/02/discovering-vr-kenya.html

 

Who are we

Udacity began as an experiment in online learning, when Stanford instructors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig elected to offer their "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" course online to anyone, for free. Over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled. The potential to educate at a global scale was awe-inspiring, and Udacity was founded to pursue a mission to democratize education. It would take several years of intensive iteration and experimentation to clarify our focus on career advancement through mastery of in-demand skills, but today, Udacity proudly offers aspiring learners across the globe the opportunity to participate in—and contribute to—some of the most exciting and innovative fields in the world.

Our mission is to democratize education through the offering of world-class higher education opportunities that are accessible, flexible, and economical. Virtually anyone on the planet with an internet connection and a commitment to self-empowerment through learning can come to Udacity, master a suite of job-ready skills, and pursue rewarding employment.

We are based in Silicon Valley and are company is built on the very strong links we have with the leading technology companies. Company sponsors include:

  • Google
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • NVidia
  • IBM
  • Mercedes
  • Bosch
  • AT&T
  • Lyft
  • Didi
  • Kagle
  • Tableau