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Programming, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #3 (QS) , MA,
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming and language. Through the Programming professional graduate certificate from Harvard University, you gain an understanding of the techniques and tools necessary for software engineering, database management, or website development.

About

The Programming professional graduate certificate is offered by Harvard University.

Key learning outcomes:
  • Build a foundation in computer science and the art of programming through use of algorithms, data structures, string manipulation, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development.
  • Develop an understanding of programming language in C, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, and HTML.
  • Gain knowledge of fundamental data structures for information processing, including lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs.
  • Become proficient in a focused topic area, such as C, Unix/Linux programming, web interfaces, Microsoft .NET programming, and database systems.
Earning the certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Choose a preferred course path from the CSCI E-50 track or CSCI E-10AB track.
  • Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Programme Structure

This certificate requires four courses. You may choose one of the following certificate course tracks:

CSCI E-50 Track
  • Intensive Introduction to Computer Science (one 4-credit course) or two 2-credit courses
  • Data Structures (one course)
  • Programming electives (choose any two courses from select group)
CSCI E-10AB Track
  • Introduction to Computer Science Using Java I (one course)
  • Introduction to Computer Science Using Java II (one course)
  • Data Structures (one course)
  • Programming elective (choose one course from select group).
This certificate is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge in computer programming and language.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    7332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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  • the average cost

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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