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Courses: Coding Basics, Coding Bootcamp

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Online, Singapore

About Rocket Academy

Rocket Academy is a 6-month live and online coding bootcamp that trains software engineers for job placements in Singapore. With instructor experience from Facebook to Alibaba, Stanford to General Assembly, you will be placed in Singapore's highest-calibre... Read More

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Courses

Coding Basics

  • Cost: 499
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online, Singapore
Course Description:

Intro to Coding. SWE101 is a 6-week part-time course to help students learn the basics of coding and decide whether a SWE career is for them. SWE101 is a pre-requisite for SWE1.

Using simple examples and fun games, you will learn the basics of how to make a piece of software, starting from basic data operations to functions, conditionals, loops, and data structures. To finish, you’ll build your own small card game!

Our curriculum covers the same structures that are present in almost every other programming language used today. At the end of this course you’ll have the conceptual basis to begin learning how to build real-world software projects on your own.

Curriculum:
This course is taught in JavaScript, currently the world’s most popular language, according to Stack Overflow.

We will be using JavaScript as the jumping off point to explore what software is and how it works by making some simple games.

The focus of this course is hands-on practice in the basic constructions of software. You'll learn about how to think programmatically and how to translate generalised ideas about program behaviour into running code.

You’ll be asked to watch some videos at your own pace, begin some code challenges, then get feedback during meetings and one-on-ones with your instructors and peers. If you get stuck, someone will be available to help you every day.

At the end of this course you should have enough of an understanding of what programming is so that you can create some basic programs on your own, and use this knowledge as a basis to learn to build bigger more complex programs, and learn other technologies.

Tuition: SGD$499

Subjects: JavaScript, Data Structures, Coding

Coding Bootcamp

  • Cost: 4,999
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online, Singapore
Course Description:

SWE1 is a 6-month full-time course to help students learn the foundational concepts of SWE and get a job as a SWE.

SWE1 is led by former SWEs and instructors from Facebook, Stanford, and General Assembly. Graduates work as SWEs at companies such as GovTech and Glints.

SWE1 is the only bootcamp in Singapore where career coaching is led by SWEs. Students will engage in live Q&As with SWEs from industry to better understand job expectations, and drill SWE interview prep to prepare for common interview questions.

Students will learn the foundations of SWE through building computer applications from scratch. The course progresses from vanilla technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JS, to advanced frontend and backend frameworks used by tech companies to create everyday products such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. By the end of the series, students will have built an impressive portfolio they can use to get interviews with Rocket Academy’s network of over 100 hiring partners.

Curriculum:
Students can expect to learn foundations of frontend (generally the look and feel or an app), backend (generally the logic and data manipulation in an app), cloud infrastructure (the machines on which our code runs and their configuration), data structures and algorithms (ways to manipulate data, crucial for interviews), advanced topics (mobile, data science, computer systems), and SWE best practices (naming, decomposition, code review, testing/CI, linters).

SWE1 is project-based, and each course’s material builds on the last. Students will need to complete projects for each course before progressing to the next. There will be a mix of individual and group projects.

SWE1 runs a “flipped classroom” model, where students learn material before class, then clarify knowledge and do exercises during class. Instructors and peers will be available on Slack to answer questions.

At the end of SWE1, students will have a portfolio of projects to show employers, and Rocket Academy will work with students to polish their resumes, portfolios, and interview skills to maximise job opportunities.

Tuition: SGD$4,999

Subjects: CSS, HTML, AJAX, MVC, GraphQL, API, Redux, React.js, SQL, REST, Coding

Rocket Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.89/5

(9 reviews)
    2/22/2021
  • Lee Chuan Xin | Front-end Developer
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Great introduction to programming methodologies, almost equivalent to top universities' CS101."

Disclaimer: I am a front-end developer with 6+ years of experience, so my opinions may not be an apt reflection of the experiences of first-time developers or strict career switchers. I took the SWE101 course as a requirement for undertaking the actual... Read More

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    2/22/2021
  • Bryan Lim
  • Graduated: 2014

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"Two Thumbs Up!"

Rocket Academy has extremely capable educators who spend time and effort to get you up to speed with learning. Small class sizes and helpful team mates and teachers will definitely get you up to speed with whatever you are learning. Content is structured... Read More

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    2/22/2021
  • Aidil Shahril
  • SWE101: Intro to Coding
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A comprehensive intro course from the comfort of home"

The course set out to teach beginners the fundamentals of coding and get them somewhat comfortable with using the basics of javascript. Throughout the weeks, the curriculum was well-paced and the projects given allowed us to make use of the concepts learnt.... Read More

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    1/9/2021
  • Anonymous | Teacher
  • SWE101: Intro to Coding
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fun and challenging; I enjoyed it thoroughly"

Pros: + Instructors are knowledgeable and helpful! They were always happy to walk through difficult problems with us + Classmates are from diverse backgrounds and levels of proficiency. + I feel that it is a safe learning environment to ask openly ask... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the support! Great to hear that you walked away with a better understanding of coding! All the best with the journey :)

    1/9/2021
  • Porter | Artist
  • SWE101: Intro to Coding
  • Graduated: 2021

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"SWE101 is a fantastic introduction to Software Engineering!"

The lesson material and the class size (10-12) was very conducive for learning! The teachers, Kai & Akira, are also extremely helpful. Overall, swe101 is great for people who are considering a career switch into software engineering and want a quick peek.... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you Porter for the support! Looking forward to SWE1 together!

    1/9/2021
  • Karen H
  • SWE101: Intro to Coding
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fun and challenging but not for the faint -hearted."

Pros • You get to learn from experienced programmers who have real world experience. • The class size is not too big. • Many exercises for you to flex your coding skills depending on your ability. • Pair programming trains you to work with other people... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the support and kind review Karen!

    1/9/2021
  • Anonymous
  • SWE101: Intro to Coding
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A great learning experience"

Pros are: - Learning without being spoon fed, makes for a more thorough understanding of the material. A bit of initiative is required to complete some assignments. - Support from instructors readily available, even outside of office hours - No boring... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the support! We will do more to bolster our course material!

    1/9/2021
  • Kara Reeves
  • SWE101: Intro to Coding
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Very fun and supportive learning experience"

I started with absolutely no knowledge in coding but this program made it easy to learn from scratch. The teachers explain all my questions thoroughly and even answer my questions outside teaching hours. The exercises can be quite challenging but I always... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you Kara! Looking forward to your return!

    1/9/2021
  • Meng Ern
  • SWE101: Intro to Coding
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Awesome Instructors, Experience & Content for SWE101"

I attended this bootcamp in the hopes of getting an introduction to JavaScript, however, picked up alot more than just language syntax. The applications of SWE101 due to the projects & content leads one to think of programming from first-principles first... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the support Jerome! Looking forward to our SWE1 journey together!

Rocket Academy's average rating is 4.89 out of 5.0 based on 9 review(s).

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