How much time is required each week?
This is a rigorous program that will require 10-15 hours per week. Python Coding Camp, which takes place during the first four weeks of the program, may be more time intensive. The Python Coding Camp overlaps with the holiday period this year, so you may be able to take advantage of some vacation time to learn coding.
What are the dates for the holiday break?
There will be no classes held during the holidays, from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 – a great time to work on your Python coding skills!
How will I spend my time?
This program offers a mix of individual learning, small group sessions, and larger group webinars on topics to accelerate your career. You will divide your time among recorded video lectures, coding video demos, assignments, attending office hours, group webinars, and meetings with your dedicated career coach and mentor.
What is it like to learn online with Dartmouth and their learning collaborator, Emeritus?
It’s interactive, flexible, rigorous, and designed to include a lot of personal attention so that you can reach your learning goals more effectively. You will join a community of learners who are excited to expand and share their knowledge. Here are a few elements that set this program apart:
- Program Director, Geoffrey Parker, is a Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth and Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program at Thayer School of Engineering. He received a B.S.E. from Princeton and M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT and has received multiple awards for his teaching and research.
- 1:1 career coaching will help you craft an elevator pitch, cover letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, networking, interview skills, and negotiation skills.
- Your data science mentor, an experienced professional currently practicing in the field, will make presentations and answer questions about the assignments and the final project.
- Live webinars will focus on topics to accelerate your career in data science.
- Live office hours held weekly throughout the program will address your questions about what you are learning.
- A final graded assignment will serve as part of your job-ready portfolio.
Who is Emeritus and where are they located?
The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College is collaborating with Emeritus to create and deliver this program. The certificate is issued by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Emeritus provides technology and student support throughout the experience.
Emeritus is based in Singapore, with offices located in Boston, Mexico, Dubai, and Mumbai. More than 30,000 professionals from over 150 countries have taken programs with Emeritus to date.
When are the live sessions scheduled?
Because participants join from all over the world, we strive to schedule the live sessions at times when the majority of participants can join. Typically, that will be between 12 pm and 4 pm UTC. All sessions are recorded with recordings available 24 hours after the session. Moderated discussion boards supplement the live sessions.
How do I interact with other program participants?
Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform. You will also be part of a small learning group who you will work with throughout the entire duration of the program, along with your dedicated mentor.