Computer Science Essentials for Software Development

Learn essential computer science concepts in order to design efficient high quality software.

Created by: Chris Murphy Sampath Kannan Swapneel Sheth Arvind Bhusnurmath

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Course Description

Gain the systematic knowledge required to be a software developer. In this professional certificate program, you will learn essential computer science concepts for software development ranging from the fundamentals of object-oriented programming to using efficient algorithms to design high-quality software. This program begins with the basic concepts of Java, one of the industry's most commonly used programming languages, and progresses into best practices in modern software development to developing efficient algorithms using sophisticated data structures for complex computational tasks. Finally, you will develop interactive and data-driven web apps using JavaScript. This program will give you a thorough understanding of core principles of professional software development.

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Instructor Details

Chris Murphy
 
 Sampath Kannan
 
 Swapneel Sheth
 
 Arvind Bhusnurmath

Chris is an Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University in 1995, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006 and 2010, respectively, from Columbia University. His research interests include computer science education, software testing, and open source software development. Prior to his graduate studies, Chris was a professional software developer for companies in the United States and United Kingdom.

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