Computer science or computing science (CS) is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation. It includes practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems. Computer scientists invent algorithmic processes that create, describe, and transform information and formulate suitable abstractions to design and model complex systems.
Students can complete 'core courses' in computer science from this department. There is no diploma or official recognition - this is simply an opportunity to follow a similar learning path to a traditional college Computer Science program.
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Open Source Computer Science Degree Collection of free resources from third-level institutions, including many listed below, assembled to be equivalent to an undergraduate Computer Science degree.
CS50 Introduction to Computer Science Offered by Harvard College; One of the best introductory courses that is offered as OpenCourseWare; Video lectures; Assignments; Virtual Machines that have open source software required for doing the course; Automated testing of code written by students.
NPTEL Free online courses(video lectures, presentation, and notes) by IITs and IISc, India.
CS10 The Beauty and Joy of Computing Offered by UC Berkeley EECS department; An introductory computer programming course that is offered using the visual programming approach; Video lectures; Reading materials from across the web; Access to their learning management system is not freely available to take tests but most of the content is available publicly.
Codility Lessons Intermediate-advanced programming lessons from Iterations to Dynamic Programming in the form of a PDF reading material and a few logic problems to go with each lesson. Available in 16 different programming languages.
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