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Programming Fundamentals in Python
(with Data Science Applications)

Part of the ModularMaster in Data Science programme

Your first step to Python

Computational thinking is a necessary skill for 21st century work force. One way to sharpen this computational thinking is by learning how to program.

The course will provide an overview of computational thinking and programming using Python 3. Participants will learn through hands-on practice, how to solve problems using PCDIT framework, write idiomatic Python codes, and test their implementation.

This course will also focus on the applications of Python to real-world applications in Data Science.

Plan your learning path
Participants earn 12 subject credits which can be used to attain the ModularMaster in Data Science.

Course Details

Course Dates:

July 2020 Intake

Online Delivery

  • Class: July (13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) and August (3, 6)
  • Consultation: August (17)
  • Project Presentation: September (3)

Classes delivered from 9am-12:30pm daily online.

Sign up before 23 June 2020

Duration
• 5 days (In-class) or
• 10 half-days (Online)

Past Intakes
Intake 1: 16 - 19 Jul and 20 August 2018

 

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for those who have technical or engineering background and participants should be familiar with some form of programming and a basic foundation of computer science.

It is ideal for those who wish to learn Python and its best practices in their work and be able to solve day-to-day problems through automation by writing a Python code.

This course ends with a topic on basics of data science using Python and, hence, a good introduction to data science for beginners.

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand computational thinking and programming with Python
  • Apply problem solving with PCDIT framework
  • Write idiomatic Python codes
  • Test the implementation of idiomatic Python codes
Day 1
  • Introduction to Computational Thinking and Python
  • First Abstraction: Functions
  • Structure: Conditionals and Loops
  • Problem Solving Framework PCDIT
Day 2
  • Object-Oriented
  • Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Algorithms
  • Recursion
Day 3
  • Python's Data Structures
  • Trees I
  • Trees II
  • Graphs I
Day 4
  • Graphs II
  • Exception Handling
  • File I/O
  • Review
Day 5
  • Final Project Presentation

ModularMaster in Data Science

Two Tracks
We have designed two tracks to suit participants with different learning preferences. Participants who prefer to make use of programming can go for the modules under the Programming Track while participants who prefer to make use of readily available tools can embark on modules under the Non-Programming Track.

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$1,350


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$94.50


You pay
$1,444.50

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$450


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$94.50


You pay
$544.50

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) (90%)

Fee after subsidy
$450


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$94.50


You pay
$544.50

Workfare Training Support (WTS)
(95%)

Fee after subsidy
$225


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$94.50


You pay
$319.50

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $4,815 (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Instructor

Dr Oka Kurniawan is a Senior Lecturer of Information Systems Technology and Design at SUTD.

He graduated from NTU with a PhD in Engineering. He has been teaching computing for the past seven years and was entrusted as the subject lead for the largest introductory programming course in SUTD. He implemented Internet-of-Things projects as part of the assessment, and recently introduced machine learning into the course.

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Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,
 

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.
     

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit  SkillsFuture website at http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html

Funding under Workfare Training Support ("WTS")

To qualify, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Singapore Citizen; and

  2. Aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities); and

  3. Earn a monthly income of not more than $2,000.

  4. Training allowance is only available for individuals who pay for their own training.

  5. Individuals can apply at any of WSG's Careers Connect or NTUC's e2i centres up to 30 days (including weekends and public holidays) before or after the start of the course.

    For more info, please visit WSG website at http://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-training-support-individuals.html

Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.