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!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17657936808727047992 tato

    Man, this is just so great!! Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16833624790181200000 daniel

    Wow great courses! Keep up making new ones!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09216403000599463072 Greg Linden

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14679230167367533403 Andy Brown

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11851104391718775260 Khadijah Niazi

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06179891714059831217 Jon Hines

    Can't wait for the Data Visualization!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10997844098389713064 David O' Rojo

    WOW! That's awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18111862640745617513 fER Sarr

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11234229905090625635 Constantine Antonako

    Wow, these are excellent topics. Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08130448965073649610 Diana

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16731317745109661612 Ed!

    new classes yay! nom non nom nom!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16669325856035471788 aaron waters

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06687297460477462494 Carl Sednaoui

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06687297460477462494 Carl Sednaoui

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16902758749850409906 Sovietaced

    Great additions, keep it up Udacity.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05897186403088972143 Abhishek Vaid

    Simply Great. Very proud of Udacity. RegardsVaid, Abhishek

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06642110446398221590 Indra

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03805027198166009251 Tung Nguyen

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08428688977962500964 eisenhower444

    Sooooo cool! Please keep adding more courses!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13597474265101323800 DomL

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03163087838440248986 Nguyễn Thàn

    That is awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07223811950655899240 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!!! :D :D :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11949138960755853400 Unknown

    Nice.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02622223582700683578 Maziar Kosarifar

    I will pick the 'Interactive rendering' first tnx UDACITY

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16747368431850983475 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…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07048326273387596733 Wendy Langer

    Me too!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07048326273387596733 Wendy Langer

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07048326273387596733 Wendy Langer

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536193954782757257 Mainul Hasan

    I am sooo waiting for the Android and Mathematica course :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11603848019496406464 y

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06666658971868708629 Muhammadshaheer Niaz

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06666658971868708629 Muhammadshaheer Niaz

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03805027198166009251 Tung Nguyen

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07320799661610867026 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.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16833624790181200000 daniel

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06666658971868708629 Muhammad Shaheer Nia

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11926401636674560769 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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12877706810451008666 Vaios

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01572553766496931183 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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02759754117791436610 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)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05471072844465794905 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?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09550604444295873311 Vijay Dhama

    Things just keep on getting better and better.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11335804511864149295 Ananth Majumdar

    Great.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08061509389261075928 RrandOm Xie

    great!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00098749703288428768 Varoon S

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18125537199720083277 Krays

    I want see the videos of game developers *o*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833371497561325824 Miguel A. Rojas V.

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12682206155013138751 Todor Samardzhiev

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17418129613303901425 joseluisfb

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04665414899519565637 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 :P :D . Love you ♥ love you ♥ love you ♥ !!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12150571929373972383 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?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01375732575328734710 monk

    Will really have to check this class out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05144418501087270345 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16399605723274178897 Clive Price

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03805027198166009251 Tung Nguyen

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06357806398045572503 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 :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06357806398045572503 Abdurrahman Shaheen

      the four new courses will be available on early 2013.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13701433978300423516 Mr. Ronelus

    I am looking forward to these new courses

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06666658971868708629 muhammad N

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13777465660389095210 Eaglests

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13777465660389095210 Eaglests

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13777465660389095210 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”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13899136185039555036 donate a scarf for r

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02028708648345714291 Sabharish

    Please start the Android course soon:-)