About this Specialization

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This Specialization is for aspiring software developers with some programming experience in at least one other programming language (e.g., Python, C, JavaScript, etc.) who want to be able to solve more complex problems through objected-oriented design with Java. In addition to learning Java, you will gain experience with two Java development environments (BlueJ and Eclipse), learn how to program with graphical user interfaces, and learn how to design programs capable of managing large amounts of data. These software engineering skills are broadly applicable across wide array of industries.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified)
Learner Career Outcomes
62%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified)

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software

4.6
stars
4,896 ratings
1,017 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Java Programming: Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data

4.7
stars
2,116 ratings
390 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Object Oriented Programming in Java

4.7
stars
4,641 ratings
1,152 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Data Structures and Performance

4.8
stars
1,891 ratings
393 reviews

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Duke University

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University of California San Diego

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  • 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.

  • If you complete each course on schedule, the Specialization should take about 4-6 months to complete.

  • You should have some experience programming in at least one other coding language.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • You should be able to program in Java and design software applications using object oriented programming design.

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