Chevron Left
Back to Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course)

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course) by Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2,814 ratings
880 reviews

About the Course

What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course* you will build a modern computer system, from the ground up. We’ll divide this fascinating journey into six hands-on projects that will take you from constructing elementary logic gates all the way through creating a fully functioning general purpose computer. In the process, you will learn - in the most direct and constructive way - how computers work, and how they are designed. What you’ll need: This is a self-contained course: all the knowledge necessary to succeed in the course and build the computer system will be given as part of the learning experience. Therefore, we assume no previous computer science or engineering knowledge, and all learners are welcome aboard. You will need no physical materials, since you will build the computer on your own PC, using a software-based hardware simulator, just like real computers are designed by computer engineers in the field. The hardware simulator, as well as other software tools, will be supplied freely after you enroll in the course. Course format: The course consists of six modules, each comprising a series of video lectures, and a project. You will need about 2-3 hours to watch each module's lectures, and about 5-10 hours to complete each one of the six projects. The course can be completed in six weeks, but you are welcome to take it at your own pace. You can watch a TED talk about this course by Googling "nand2tetris TED talk". *About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share....

Top reviews

May 22, 2021

Thanks to the instructors for bringing forth such an amazing course. The way the course is strucured makes it very interesting and easy to learn. Loved and enjoyed the course and learnt a lot from it

Feb 17, 2017

An excellent course provided by phenomenal professors! Everything is broken down into simple, easily understandable portions, and leaves you with a clear idea how to proceed to solve a given problem.

Filter by:

601 - 625 of 871 Reviews for Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course)

By Chris R

Feb 19, 2016

you get really great intuition about how compu

By Thasbeeh

Jul 22, 2020

Was a great and interesting workout for brain

By 朱宁骐

Sep 25, 2017

It led me to the fantastic world of computer!

By Omar A

Aug 14, 2017

Simple, elegant yet very enlightening course!

By Ondrej H

Jun 26, 2017

Very interesting course to learn VHDL basics.

By Rodrigo P

Mar 2, 2017

This is the best course I've taken in my life

By Aibol E

Dec 2, 2020

Very good course, learned a lot of knowledge

By Michale R

Sep 19, 2020

The most interesting course i have ever seen

By Amrita D T

Oct 16, 2020

A great course to learn how computers work.

By Ray H

Feb 14, 2018

The single best computer course I ever had.

By Zilu T

Mar 20, 2017

Great course! I had tons of fun. Thank you!

By Jorge A L D

Oct 4, 2020

Just wonderful. The best MOOC I have taken

By Olakunle B

Sep 27, 2020

Wonderful and challenging! I learnt a lot.

By César L

Aug 2, 2020

Perfect for understand basics of computers

By Garimella V S

Jul 10, 2020

Its a very good course.

Thank you Coursera.

By Rick B

Jun 7, 2020

Best $49 training course I've ever had! ;)

By Deleted A

Jan 9, 2017

Fascinating course. Where is the part two?

By Phil H

Mar 30, 2016

Excellent course! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

By pravin

Aug 28, 2020

Good course to apply Theory into Practice

By Chirag C

Aug 19, 2020

Undoubtedly the best course I have taken.

By Rahul S

Aug 26, 2017

One of the best course that is available.

By Tyler S

Jan 29, 2017

Very succinct. Not a lot of hand holding.

By Lee L

Feb 9, 2021

This course is definitely a masterpiece.

By Rudraksh

Aug 31, 2020

Great instructors and engaging projects.

By Anthony

May 20, 2019

this is the best class I have ever taken