9 months
1080 USD/full
1080 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters Program in collaboration with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX. A wealth of programming challenges to help you learn.

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The Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters Program , which is offered by EdX in partnership with University of California, San Diego - UC San DiegoX, is a mix of theory and practice: you will learn algorithmic techniques for solving various computational problems through implementing over one hundred algorithmic coding problems in a programming language of your choice.

No other online course in Algorithms even comes close to offering you a wealth of programming challenges that you may face at your next job interview. To prepare you, we have invested thousands of hours designing challenges as an alternative to multiple choice questions that you usually find in MOOCs. We believe in learning through application, especially when it comes to learning algorithms.

For each algorithm you develop and implement, we have designed multiple tests to check its correctness and running time — you will have to debug your programs without even knowing what these tests are! It may sound difficult, but we believe it is the only way to truly understand how the algorithms work and to master the art of programming.

Job Outlook

  • The median salary for Software Development jobs in the US is $100,690 per year. (source: Bureau of Labour Statistics)
  • Career prospects include software engineer, data scientist, and site reliability engineer.

What You'll Learn:

  • Understand essential algorithmic techniques and apply them to solve algorithmic problems
  • Implement programs that work in less than one second even on massive datasets
  • Test and debug your code even without knowing the input on which it fails
  • Formulate real life computational problems as rigorous algorithmic problems
  • Prove correctness of an algorithm and analyze its running time

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algorithmic Design and Techniques
  • Data Structures
  • Graph Algorithms
  • NP-Complete Problems
  • String Processing and Pattern Matching Algorithms
  • Dynamic Programming: Applications In Machine Learning and Genomics
  • Graph Algorithms in Genome Sequencing
  • Algorithms and Data Structures Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months
    • 8 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    1080 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    1080 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD for the full programme during 9 months.


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