Ubiqum Code Academy's highly immersive programs equip students from all backgrounds with the technical skills and experience they need to be 100% employable in the IT and technology sector.
The Ubiqum experience is unique for the learning methodology. They use a “Project Based", 100% practical methodology. No lectures, no subjects, no exams. Only practical work constantly supervised by a personal mentor. You “learn by doing” and when you finish you have your own portfolio of projects to show to recruiters.
During the program, students work as a professional from day one, taking on the role and tasks of either a junior developer or analyst, thus preparing them for work in such fields.
After completing between 12-20 weeks of practical, 'learn by doing' training in either data analytics or web development, the students acquire in-demand, specific technical skills that are 100% transferable to the workplace.
Students can choose either an onsite program in Barcelona, or a remote (online) learning option. Both in person, and online paths include professional mentor support and professional career services.
In this program you will learn the Business Data Analytics Process:
.- Develop a business hypothesis
.- Create, prepare, clean and pre-process a data set using Python and R
.- Use Machine learning algorithms to create a model
.- Analyse and interpret results and train the model
.- Convert results into business recommendations
This program is aimed at absolute beginners who are considering a career in data analytics or to use it as part of their existing skillset.
By completing this program, you will be able to:
- Analyse data sets and determine what additional treatments are needed to work with them.
- Define business hypotheses that can actually be tested by processing the data.
- Understand and apply Machine Learning algorithms to perform data mining or create machine learning models.
- Present conclusions to both a technical and business orientated audience.
Prerequisites: We do not ask for any prerequisite. Those candidates with rusty knowledge in statistics, probability calculus, linear algebra and basic programing are requested to take a test and are assigned some pre-work to level up and meet the minimum requests to start the program.
Tuition: 9.500€ on campus and 7.200€ online
Subjects: Python, Machine Learning, SQL, Algorithms, R Programming, AWS, Data Visualization, Data Science
Web Development with Java
Cost: €6,800 - €9,000
Duration: 20 weeks
This program is perfect for absolute beginners in programming. It was designed by experts in software development and will teach you to develop a modern web application (front and back-end) using Java and Agile methodologies.
The program is composed of 4 projects that the student develops with the help of the mentor:
- Project one: develop your first web site with HTML and CSS.
- Project 4: Build a complete videogame , front and back end with Java.
After completing this course, you will be able, among other skills, to:
- Code in Java using all modern programming concepts, including variables, functions, loops, arrays, complex data structures, and classes.
- Use Spring Boot and test tools for creating sophisticated web services.
- Implement an interface using RESTful.
- Use JSON data structures to send data.
- Design and manage a database on a server.
- Set up a Java development environment.
“MERN” is an acronym for four tools: MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js. These four tools, when integrated together as a stack architecture, allow you to perform the back-end functions without having to learn a whole new back-end language. While traditional back-end languages like Java are essential in the corporate world and for large-scale software development, MERN Stack is a very solid alternative for the initial stages of start-ups and boasts a huge demand on the market.
Tuition: €6.500 on campus; 4.400 online
I completed this bootcamp of Ubiqum last summer (2020). I made the online option with all the modules. I chose it because it is the more flexible in the market to balance work and family without sacrificing contents. I did not regret my choice. Other... Read More courses have fix hours for you to connect (e.g. from 19:00 to 22:00) what is impossible for me because of my kids. Here you have total liberty, you just need to agree with your tutor, two days per week, one, three, whatever suits you. The curriculum is very complete, you have huge flexibility to work at your own pace and the support from your tutor is constant. Another good point is the price, one of the best in the market if you consider the extent of the curriculum. To sum up, the online option is, in my opinion, the best course in Big Data that is available in the market. The combination of prepared material and work done by yourself is just right to push you ahead but at the same time making you resolve your own problems. For me it has been the perfect combination and a very good experience.
I have to admit that I do not enjoy writing reviews and only leave them in exceptional cases. My experience with Ubiqum Code Academy (Ubiqum) is right such an exceptional case. I started a Data Analytics program on site in 2018. Two months later, I froze... Read More it, as I signed a full-time contact with a hospital in another city. Although Ubiqum stated that the program could be completed online providing a full-time employment, I did not believe that it was feasible. In 2020 I had more flexibility at work and made a decision to resume the learning. Indeed, it was so challenging that I was thinking of giving it up several times. However, I had all support I needed and it helped to stay motivated till the very end. My online mentor, Merce, made a miracle. She found an approach that worked best for me and monitored all my achievements. In September 2020 I completed the program and was granted a long-awaited certificate. To sum up, I would wish for anyone to never give up and life will definitely pay it off by bringing the right people to you. The skills I gained at Ubiqum are treasured. Go and start your programming experience in the right bootcamp!
I used to have a permanent job at the Canadian government, but truth be told I always felt like I could do more than some admin work. So I decided to quit my very confortable and easy job and to take this course at Ubiqum in Barcelona. (Please keep in... Read More mind that before my very first day at Ubiqum I had never coded before.) And it was the best decision I ever took! The program is very good and hands on. You learn A LOT as you go, mentors are so helpful. I discovered that learn a lot by doing and just jumping hands on into the challenge and managing as I go along. The program is very well done and they cover a lot of subjects. The course was not even over yet when I had already found a good job in my new area as a data analyst in a very good company! From day one I was able to jump into projects and could understand all software used.
"Our family pooled resources to send our son to your progream"
All negative- your Madrid office has closed and our family who saved money to send my son to the program is at loss- your employment promise is a downright lie. He has sent over 400 applications and BTW did very well in your program , albeit he often... Read More spoke about the lack of teaching. He has friends who have completed this course in the US and were appalled at your lack of teaching well- as a teacher this offends me, as a mother who paid for this, this offends me. I know this is Covid time, but you left Madrid and have FAILED students who were in your program. For shame for taking money and not being the product you claim to be! I am so angry at you and I will tell all about this .
Dear Teacher and mother, After 4 years of operating and more than 750 students that highly valued our services and found a job to start a new career in technology, several circumstances, aggravated by the COVID health crisis, led Ubiqum to a turbulent... Read More and difficult period that forced us to close, for a while, from May 2020. We are now relaunching the project and in a new position to compensate those few who might have had a difficult experience while taking any of our programs along this difficult period. I understand your frustration and I am very sorry. This is not at all our regular performance, as you can see from the other reviews of our students. I, as the founder of Ubiqum, want to help and compensate you for the inconvenience your son may have experienced while taking the program with us. Since every person is unique I beg you pls to contact me personally at email@example.com to have a conversation and I will take, personally, care of your case. I look forward to your call and work together to find a solution that works for both of us.
"MERN web dev: Paid for classes, got links to watch youtube tutorials"
I did the MERN 3mo intensive bootcamp.
Very bad, there are no classes. There are youtube links for you to learn on your own, but paying 5k €. Muy mala, no te dan clases. Te dan links de tutoriales en youtube para que aprendas por tu cuenta, pero pagando... Read More 5k €.
Dear Student, I am sorry to read your comment. Ubiqum had difficult times this 2020 that led to a temporary closing of operations. Although we tried hard to give our best service to all our students over this period, some, few, of our students, may have... Read More had a poor service and experience. I beg you pls to contact me personally, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will discuss how to compensate you for your bad experience. Your bad experience is not at all our regular performance, as you can see from others reviews in this same page. They are localised in a specific and difficult period of time. Now, that we are relaunching the project, we are in a position to help and compensate you. I look forward to talking to you soon.
The course content and projects are outdated, without proper theory to help on the practice. The mentors are ridiculously under skilled and not experienced. Mentoring is not mental coaching in coding as they like to say, before they turn sour on you for... Read More asking them a question instead of sit down and figure your shit alone while paying 9900euros. The administration is in limbo. The job support is one of those huge marketing lie promising what they can't offer.
I’m Sebastian Barajas CEO and Founder at Ubiqum. We make it a point to be known for taking real care of our students and for having a very advanced and efficient learning methodology, with no boring lectures or memorizing theory. Our students... Read More really learn a lot and get very satisifed with their new jobs and profesisonal careers. So this situation caught us a little off guard. Would you mind reaching out to me at email@example.com with more details about your bad experience? Any more light you could shed on what happened would be much appreciated and would help me to find the right solution moving forward. We know that from time to time a student may find difficult to adapt to our innovative way of training and that the covid situation caused us some problems. I do understand your frustation and I am here to help. Thank you so much, and I look forward to hearing from you!
The course itself could be really good but it was delivered very badly. Although the projects are quite interesting, the actual online material is super outdated and it is up to the mentors to provide more ideas of how to approach the tasks with more... Read More modern technologies. The mentors themselves are very friendly and trying to do their best, but they are not experienced enough to provide you with much extra knowledge beyond the narrow scope of each task. The theory is not taught at all (you have to study yourself), and the "learning by doing" approach is just writing a bunch of reports and giving presentations and no proper feedback was ever given so that you could learn from your mistakes and actually improve. On the same note, there was never a single proper code review. On the other hand, there were constant deadlines to complete reports and presentations, so that one would spend most of the time fulfilling these (pointless) tasks instead of actually investing time in some learning. I understand that this methodology is meant to teach students how to be efficient at work, but the result was just an illusion of doing something new without really understanding what you are doing, and frustration of not actually learning anything new things where you wanted to dig deeper. This is not education, this is bullshit.
The absolutely worst part, though, is the job support. The company gives you statistics of successful alumni with new jobs and their salaries which sound good, but I suspect this is all made up, and definitely those numbers are not true for the recent alumni. Ubiqum also claims that they have an extended network of companies in Barcelona who hire alumni, but from what I have seen and experienced, this is nonsense. The company doesn't even keep an up to date network of alumni, which would be helpful for networking. During my time there, all that happened was two "career days" -- one of which was even a visit of recruiters, not even an actual hiring company. Besides that, all that was ever provided in the job support arena were two workshops about improving your CV and linkedin profile, and a practice HR interview. Frankly, my feeling was that Ubiqum didn't give a shit about whether their alumni get a job or not. After those workshops were completed, I have not received a single followup communication from the career services, let alone a referral for a job interview.
I would really love to give a more positive review, because I overall had a good time during the course, and met some interesting and great people among students and mentors. However, at what I paid for, Ubiqum failed spectacularly. It is clear that Ubiqum doesn't care about actual education, only about making money through inflated marketing claims.
"RIDICULOUSLY UNSKILLED MENTORS AND WORSE MANAGEMENT EVER IN AMSTERDAM CAMPUS AT LEAST"
You wished you've paid for skilled and knowledgeable mentors. Their ridiculous assumption that a mentor is there for cheering and not teaching is to hide from their shortcoming. No care from mentors, busy chatting, job hunting or doing their own learning... Read More online. Their standup meeting and presentations are all about marketing and 0 tech science orientation...the intend to copy and turn us into Shark tank, Dragon den suitors was ridiculous, but we had to do it, waste time, when we'd rather study and learn more... their so called flexibility. Indeed in the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed are kings. Our early ignorance was a bliss for them. Almost 10 000euros for 30minutes daily meeting with a mentor, to sit in a business location, in front of your computer, in CROWDED TABLES receiving new students each month, and others giving up the week after. Students are complaining behind closed door, afraid to receive backlashes from mentors.
Management NEVER replied to our emails, the turnaround at the headquarter is terribly high, guess why. The curriculum in class was maybe well priced at 4000$ few years ago, but they bumped the price and extended to play among the BEST worldwide bootcamps , but they are providing VERY POOR services.
I won't even start with their not updated websites ( so many broken links), tons of youtube videos, old case-studies. Mostly R, when the environment is fast pace, and Python should be added. Their AWS training is shameful, one week to learn AWS. Furthermore, beyond student fees , we had to pay more for AWS practice.
Well, Job support, IN THE NETHERLANDS, THERE HAVE 0 SUPPORT, NO NETWORK, We met some past students, they are still job hunting. You job hunt, apply to a certain number of applications you found on your own...
Management should pay us back some tuitions, we paid full tuitions for in-class and half was done online ( we all suffer from Covid financial cost, use dour savings, not able to find a job etc)
"Please learn from us, STAY THE HELL AWAY ! Amsterdam office is garbage too."
During this pandemic, I am learning the same or more from Free Online material! I thought my 9900euros will provide me with more tools, I was fooled by their marketing.
Here is the 9900 euros favorite "story telling" methodology from Ubiqum : - a daily... Read More gross copy of the American standups will suffice. - we're 2 mentors at most, over a dozen students; each group has a different starting date. So, please book a 15 mns appointment max. daily. - here are your 10000 youtube videos and tons of free online material gathered for you. And, you have access to Ubiqum website right? Cool, just follow the plan of attack and drink tons of coffee if available! - hey, a presentation of the project is expected, a bit earlier than scheduled. Sorry, for that one, we have to be on schedule. Just do it, everything will make sense after the bootcamp. May the forces be with you!
And, oh please do not bother us unless you really want us to avoid you, follow the plan of attack, finish the projects. We are mentors and not teachers. "HERE AT UBIQUM WE DO NOT TEACH THE THEORY". Go back to your seat, we have to prepare more space for the upcoming newbies, go back to our own learning too, and enjoy some chats etc.
Okay, soooo no theory. Then tons of practice and surely plenty of work experience that could serve us, right?! After hearing the feedbacks given by the mentors to some students far more 'experienced' than them, I got my answers.
Even in the Netherlands, none of us dare to be direct. It Is funny how the Web development students envy the apparent 'structured' Data Analytics department. We bite our tongue too long, expecting things to get better. Unfortunately, the 10days refund period is gone. Anyways, I am still waiting for a reply from the head office in Spain. So, who am I kidding? My money is so gone, and good luck finding a job in the field within 6 months per as Ubiqum ads with my current skills.
Total scam. It's a 'school', shoved in an office space, with 'mentors' from Spain. This is a place where your 'mentor' doesn't come on time to work. When he does, he doesn't apologizes for being late. On top of that, he is rude. Also, he is not a real... Read More mentor. Ubiqum has FORMER STUDENTS working for them, people with 0 experience in an actual coding company. I did the course in Amsterdam, where not a single person from the staff speaks Dutch, and are pretty ignorant about how the Netherlands works. It was a really bad surprise. On top of a very disorganized everything, the company doesn't have any structure or hierarchy: nowhere to complain about bad treatment, bad program, awful service. You can forget about them being professional, and apparently having a customer service for people that are paying them thousands of euros is not an option.
The program itself is horrible. 2500 euro of the price said it was for workshops. Our group had 2 in total in the 3 months we spent there. If you consider going to this place, which I strongly would advice against, know that NO ONE FINISHES THE COURSE IN THREE MONTHS, because it's impossible to do so. Also, to make things sadder, they give the certificate to everyone, except to the people that complain to them. I am one of those, because I called them out for their lies, bad program, irresponsible and dreadful behavior from 'mentors', and I don't have a certificate. The things you read on their page are not true. They do not have a network of companies in the Netherlands, pictures on Instagram and posts in general about anything in Amsterdam are completely misleading. Trying to reason with the main office in Barcelona was also a fruitless effort. They ignore emails, are very rude, and don't discuss refunds besides being aware of horrible service. I feel very strongly for losing my money to this place, and I hope no one has to go through it again. So no, I would not recommend it, if you appreciate your time and your thousands of euros.