Four New Classes!

Technologies change quickly. While savvy companies are quick to adapt to these changes, universities are sometimes slower to react. This discrepancy can lead to a growing gap between the skills graduates have and the skills employers need.  So how do you figure out exactly what skills employers are looking for? Our thinking: work with industry leaders to teach those skills!

And that’s what we’re doing. We are working with leading academic researchers and collaborating with Google, NVIDIA, Microsoft, Autodesk, Cadence, and Wolfram to teach knowledge and skills that students will be able to put to use immediately, either in personal projects or as an employee at one of the many companies where these skills are sought after.

The classes that are opening for enrollment include:

And coming soon at a later date:

  • Mobile Applications Development with Android
  • Applications Development with Windows 8
  • Data Visualization with Mathematica

Additionally, through our partnership with Wolfram (creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha) we will be integrating new computational tools into our courses. This means that if you want to visualize that amazing new path-finding algorithm you just wrote, the equations of motion you just learned, or the robotic car you just programmed, you’ll be able to easily do that right in the browser!

These classes will be available in early 2013. We’ll keep you updated as we go. Stay Udacious!

  • tato

    Man, this is just so great!! Thanks!

  • daniel

    Wow great courses! Keep up making new ones!

  • Greg Linden

    These are going to be popular. Great picks! Looking forward to seeing them!

    • Andy Brown

      I hope so! I think I will check out the HTML5 course first. I want to know how to make games!

  • Khadijah Niazi

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  • Jon Hines

    Can't wait for the Data Visualization!

  • David O' Rojo

    WOW! That's awesome!

  • fER Sarr

    Thank you Udacityyy!! your courses are so awesome you make me wish i had like 100 hours in a day!

  • Constantine Antonako

    Wow, these are excellent topics. Thank you!

  • Diana

    Awesome!!! These classes look amazing. Can't wait for them to start!

  • Ed!

    new classes yay! nom non nom nom!

  • aaron waters

    Udacious, modern education. You guys just made my year.

  • Carl Sednaoui

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  • Carl Sednaoui

    woooo this is awesome!! will be adding them to CourseBacon shortly =)

  • Sovietaced

    Great additions, keep it up Udacity.

  • Abhishek Vaid

    Simply Great. Very proud of Udacity. RegardsVaid, Abhishek

  • Indra

    really cool …. looking for more new courses …..

  • Tung Nguyen

    Oh my gosh!!! You lacks one part of the statement, Andy: Udacity will be the most sought university in the world!

  • eisenhower444

    Sooooo cool! Please keep adding more courses!

  • DomL

    This is awesome! Now only if we could figure out a way to make a day longer than 24 hours…

  • Nguyแป…n Thàn

    That is awesome!

  • Perla Gutierrez

    You nail it!!!!! Yeessss!!!! Wow!!!! OMG!!! Our group is going to be amazed!!! I am so, so, so happy!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO Thank you!!! Wow!!! I love you, Udacity!!! Yeah!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Maziar Kosarifar

    I will pick the 'Interactive rendering' first tnx UDACITY

  • Kaushik

    Awesome new classes. can't wait for the yet to come..Mobile Applications Development with AndroidApplications Development with Windows 8Data Visualization with MathematicaLooking forward to study more…UDacity Rocks… Stay Udacious…

  • Wendy Langer

    Me too!!

  • Wendy Langer

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  • Wendy Langer

    Wow!!! Very exciting and intoxicating (and udacious!) mix you have there :)

  • Mainul Hasan

    I am sooo waiting for the Android and Mathematica course ๐Ÿ˜€

  • y

    Nice!Andy, how many of these 7 are accessible with just CS101 under your belt?

  • Muhammadshaheer Niaz

    its very nice but heyyyyyyyyyyyyy let me finish CS101 and CS222.

    • Muhammadshaheer Niaz

      :)))))))))))))))) nevertheless its cooooool .

    • Tung Nguyen

      Thoses courses are not required, i think. Let's do it!

  • Marcio Gualtieri

    I like the courses, and I apologize if I'm being a nag, but how about math and science courses? These courses ultimately are about math and science, but they are very software-development centric. Software-development courses (although I program for a living and I enjoy coding) create workers, but math and science courses create thinkers.

    • daniel

      I agree, we also need some basic math/logic courses…

    • Muhammad Shaheer Nia

      same here ,I second that ,I love them to have courses on Science ,space and Maths.

    • STS

      yes i agree. even though i like these udacity courses, udacity need to focus on physics and maths. to become as a virtual university. other wise it will simply become a online industrial training institute. not as a online university

    • Vaios

      100% agree. I hope in the future for more real science courses like math,physics and computer science.

  • Unknown

    Udacity is getting away from the university classes, creating different courses. That is great, I think it's really hard to compete with Coursera on university classes, but they don't have a course about building games, and I'm sure that it will be extremely popular.

  • Peter

    It's good to see that you're adding more courses!I was dissapointed that CS221: Logic and Discrete Mathematics got cancelled: have you any plans to remake this course? (I did a similar course at the bricks-and-mortar university I attended, and thought it was good)

  • Jerwin Mark Guillerm

    this is great news! i'm so excited. may you also include a new course on linear algebra and its various applications in computer science?

  • Vijay Dhama

    Things just keep on getting better and better.

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  • Varoon S

    Nice just hav to get through the courses they already have!

  • Krays

    I want see the videos of game developers *o*

  • Miguel A. Rojas V.

    I´m waiting for the HTML5 Game Development course…Awesome courses.

  • Todor Samardzhiev

    I wonder how does Udacity intend to make the Microsoft and Autodesk courses "accessible". Any ideas?!

    • joseluisfb

      I thought I'll never see Microsoft and Udacity in same sentence ;(

  • Ranjit Mishra

    Wow !! OMG !!! Amazing !!! spectacular …. In short ..I am just sooo happy !… Only if the world was not ending in December .. I could have taken all of these fantabulous courses ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ . Love you ♥ love you ♥ love you ♥ !!!

  • Abhinav Tiwari

    Very nice courses. Looking forward to learning more. I was curious if we need Visual Studio 2012 for the Windows 8 development course?

  • monk

    Will really have to check this class out.

  • Kyle Maharlika

    Someone came from a corporation to our university the other day and talked about how to use parallel programming to do some cool stuff. I talked with a friend about it and mentioned that I wish Udacity would do something like that, AND LO AND BEHOLD. Awesome!

  • Clive Price

    What language will be used in Mobile Applications Development with Android? I would like to get a head start

  • Tung Nguyen

    More classes from LEGO, Willow Garage, Boston Dynamics… please!

  • sally

    Thanks Andy for this Great effort, But just a Question Which courses do you mean those would be available on early 2013 ? Do you mean the new four courses or what you have mentioned after ?as i want to make my plan from now :)

    • Abdurrahman Shaheen

      the four new courses will be available on early 2013.

  • Mr. Ronelus

    I am looking forward to these new courses

  • muhammad N

    still its time for Udacity to have advance physics course or a solid science course .

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  • Eaglests

    I would like to see Udacity provide courses on the following as well:1. CS using C++2. Machine Learning Introductory (& intermediate) courses3. CS – Java Programming4. CS – “Big Data”

  • donate a scarf for r

    Do you have a time frame for when the Functional Verification Class will be starting?

  • Sabharish

    Please start the Android course soon:-)