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Rocket Academy

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: 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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4.95/5

(19 reviews)
    5/24/2021
  • Martin Widjaja
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"great course! i did the basics and learned a lot foreals"

great course! i did the basics and learned a lot foreals was a quick and efficient way to learn about the fundamentals of coding, such as data types, loops, functions, as well as core skills like debugging and learning to use git/hub. -did the basics... Read More

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    5/21/2021
  • Kenrick Tan | Associate Cloud Engineer
  • Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Strong Curriculum, Knowledgable Instructors and Excellent Job Support"

The pros of the bootcamp is that it is 6 months as compared to most of the bootcamp. While You might be hesitant and think that but that is 3 months more than other bootcamps, I can assure You that the additional 3 months is exceptionally important as... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the kind review Kenrick and congrats on your success! Really enjoyed learning together in the past months and thank you for always supporting the community. All the best in your new career!

    5/3/2021
  • Jeremy Lim | Software Engineer
  • Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Rigorous syllabus, great people, and overall enriching experience!"

I joined Rocket Academy's Bootcamp (6 mths, full-time) shortly after completing the required Basics (4 weeks, part-time) course. This review is specifically for the 6-mth Bootcamp. If you're reading this because you're considering a career switch, my... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the kind review Jeremy and congrats on your success! Really enjoyed the past few months together and excited to follow your new career journey!

    4/18/2021
  • EL Loh
  • Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Learnt A Lot And Had A Successful Career Transition"

I studied electrical engineer and joined the course to transition to be a software engineer. Rocket Academy had taught me a wide range of knowledge regarding the profession. Besides data structures and algorithms, tropics such as agile, model view controller,... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the support Eng Liang! Proud of you and looking forward to following your career journey!

    4/17/2021
  • Jit Corn | Software Engineer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Best Software Engineering Bootcamp in Singapore"

Took part in Rocket Academy's SWE101 (Sep-Oct'20) and was amazed by how passionate and sincere the instructors are at guiding their students. The 101 course will impart you the knowledge of basic programming logic and give you a good sense of how programs... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the kind review Jit Corn!! All the best at your new job and career :D

    4/6/2021
  • Tim O.
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"It was fun and challenging experience"

So I only had rudimentary coding experience and following tutorials from youtube, udemy and others. However, the RA Basic course was a completely different experience. RA curriculum not only focuses on teaching you the basics, but the curriculum is designed... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the kind review Tim and noted on the feedback. We are working hard to improve our material. Really appreciate you joining us and please keep in touch!

    4/5/2021
  • Rachelle
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great introduction to coding!"

I attended Rocket Academy's basics course in 2021. The syllabus was not too easy and not too difficult - it was also generally well paced and the level of support you get is top-notch. Highly recommended for people who are just starting out to code and... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the kind review Rachelle!!

    4/3/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Highly recommended course for anyone who interested in learning programming!"

Pros -Progressively increase in difficulty . -Capable and knowledgeable educators . -Friendly and enjoyable environment. -At the end of the day , able to write more complex logic programs. - Affordable price. -Remote learning. - Learning how to work as... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you for the support!!

    4/3/2021
  • Yiqing
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Easy to understand classes and amazing teachers"

I never had any formal education in coding, so whatever I have picked up by myself before joining Rocket Academy was just bits and pieces of different coding languages. The SWE101 course was extremely helpful as it helped to patch up the holes in my understanding... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you Yiqing! Glad it was helpful and looking forward to learning together in Bootcamp!

    4/3/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Coding Basics
  • Graduated: 2021

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"The perfect go-to for those who wishes to learn JS with no prior knowledge"

RA is really supportive of the students and the in-class activities has enabled students to learn how to communicate as programming engineers, learn from one another's code. Class materials are based on a level system designed to challenge students progressively.... Read More

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Official Response from Rocket Academy

Thank you and keep in touch!!

Rocket Academy's average rating is 4.95 out of 5.0 based on 19 review(s).

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