Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals Specialization

Price: Free

Date: On request

Type: e-learning

Category: Software development

Language: English

Location: Online

Training Description:

Take your first step towards a career in software development with this introduction to Java—one of the most in-demand programming languages and the foundation of the Android operating system. Designed for beginners, this Specialization will teach you core programming concepts and equip you to write programs to solve complex problems. In addition, you will gain the foundational skills a software engineer needs to solve real-world problems, from designing algorithms to testing and debugging your programs.

Created by:

Duke University


5 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.



Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.



Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Centered around projects, this Specialization will help you create a portfolio of work to demonstrate your new programming skills. In the capstone you will create a recommender engine similar to those used by Netflix or Amazon. Additional projects in your portfolio will include:an interactive webpage that applies filters to images, an analysis of CSV data files, an encryption program, and a predictive text generator.

Additional information


Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS

Upcoming session: Aug 20

Commitment: 4 weeks of study, 3-7 hours/week

Subtitles: English

About the Course

Learn foundational programming concepts (e.g., functions, for loops, conditional statements) and how to solve problems like a programmer. In addition, learn basic web development as you build web pages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript. By the en... 



Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software

Upcoming session: Aug 20

Commitment: 4 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week

Subtitles: English, Turkish

About the Course

Learn to code in Java and improve your programming and problem-solving skills. You will learn to design algorithms as well as develop and debug programs. Using custom open-source classes, you will write programs that access and transform images, w...



Java Programming: Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data

Upcoming session: Aug 20

Commitment: 4 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week

Subtitles: English, Korean

About the Course

Build on the software engineering skills you learned in “Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software” by learning new data structures. Use these data structures to build more complex programs that use Java’s object-oriented features. At the en... 



Java Programming: Principles of Software Design

Current session: Aug 13

Commitment: 4 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week

Subtitles: English, Korean

About the Course

Solve real world problems with Java using multiple classes. Learn how to create programming solutions that scale using Java interfaces. Recognize that software engineering is more than writing code - it also involves logical thinking and de... 



Java Programming: Build a Recommendation System

Upcoming session: Sep 10

Commitment: 4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week

Subtitles: English

About the Capstone Project

Ever wonder how Netflix decides what movies to recommend for you? Or how Amazon recommends books? We can get a feel for how it works by building a simplified recommender of our own! In this capstone, you will show off your problem sol...


Andrew D. Hilton

Andrew D. Hilton

Assistant Professor of the Practice

Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall


Susan H. Rodger

Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice

Owen Astrachan

Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice


Registration deadline: 20 January 2020

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