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Rocket Academy

Courses: Coding Basics, Coding Bootcamp

Locations

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: Free
  • 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.

Subjects: JavaScript, Data Structures, Coding
Classroom Hours Per Week: 4.0

Coding Bootcamp

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

SWE1 is a 6-month full-time or 12-month part-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
Classroom Hours Per Week: 10.0

Rocket Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.9/5

(78 reviews)
    9/27/2021
  • Edward Porter
  • Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Best Decision Ever!"

Being a bootcamp, the pace of the course is definitely quick. However I felt that RA's environment was very conducive for learning. 1. The syllabus is good! 2. The instructors are extremely passionate and give tremendous support (my instructor was Kai)... Read More

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    9/27/2021
  • Ian Yip | Teacher
  • Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"I'd do it again"

I attended the bootcamp in batch 2. I liked how we focused on projects (learning by doing), and the range of inspiring ideas from conversations with my peers, digging around stack overflow, and weekly guest speaker Q&As. My instructor (Akira) was really... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great experience!"

I came in with zero knowledge on coding and although I'm not a coding genius YET, I've learned a lot from attending this class. The material was well done up and teachers (section leaders as we call them) were extremely helpful! 11/10 would recommend... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Avery
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fun 6 weeks learning coding basics!"

I attended the 6-weeks coding basics course taught in JavaScript. It was a really great experience! Tinaes, our instructor, is helpful and knowledgeable. The course was well paced for beginners to more advanced learners (having different levels of difficulty... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Glenn Gunadi | Project Manager
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Good Coding Class Overall"

Material can be a bit challenging if it is taken by a real "basic - no coding experience" person. But overall you will learn something new and even it will push you to do more. Course structure "in-class material" + "pair programming" is really good.... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Yap Shi Yuan
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Basic learning camp from rocket academy"

Pros - learn better about the function while creating new games - Learn from other while pairing with each other - creating games while having self achievement - pre-class lesson, we can take time to learn before class cons - Project need more time to... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Rewarding and fun experience"

The curriculum was well designed. It really teaches me how to solve problems and I have learned the basics of Javascript. The instructors were also very friendly and helpful to assist students with any problems faced with the projects. Overall I enjoyed... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great Basics Course"

Pros: - Pair programming - Responsive instructors Cons: -Might not suit everyone (self directed learning) Great basics course for newcomers to coding. Overall quite fun, and to see projects come to live was quite motivating. Instructors were responsive... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Anonymous | Product Owner
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A very well structured well paced course offering sufficient challenge to newbies who want to pick up coding."

RA bootcamp is free, honestly that is the biggest draw. Materials are already online, but joining the course forces you to be disciplined and also gives you a section leader and section mates who will guide you and progress together with you. Highly recommended.... Read More

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    9/25/2021
  • Jane
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Coding Basics: Great way to dip your way into coding"

Did RA's coding basics course and really enjoyed it. You need to make time to do the pre-class work, so make sure you have time. Really appreciated that there's a lot of support from the very patient instructors. They don't spoonfeed you, they nudge you... Read More

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Rocket Academy's average rating is 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 78 review(s).

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