About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic
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Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Software Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Real Estate Brokers

Skills you will gain

Data StructureProblem SolvingJava ProgrammingObject-Oriented Programming (OOP)
User
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Software Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Real Estate Brokers

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Object Oriented Programming in Java

4.7
3,590 ratings
884 reviews
Course2

Data Structures and Performance

4.8
1,615 ratings
341 reviews
Course3

Advanced Data Structures in Java

4.8
1,021 ratings
243 reviews
Course4

Mastering the Software Engineering Interview

4.6
464 ratings
93 reviews

Instructors

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Mia Minnes

Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Leo Porter

Associate Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Christine Alvarado

Associate Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

About University of California San Diego

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....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 4-6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You’ll be able to implement a medium- to large-scale software program in Java using proper object-oriented design and modularization, as well as proper documentation. Specifically, you’ll be able to select or develop the appropriate data structures and algorithms for a given problem or task, and analyze their efficiency; write unit tests to ensure the correctness of computer programs; and communicate technical information clearly and confidently in both oral and written form.

  • Google has contributed real-world projects and the involvement of its engineers as guest lecturers to these courses, and is interested in learning how participants may benefit from them. In addition, a small, select group of top learners who complete the Specialization will be offered practice interviews with Google recruiters. Invitation to a practice interview does not guarantee an actual interview or employment with Google.

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