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!

64 thoughts on “Four New Classes!

  1. 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˜€

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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 ♥ !!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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 :)

  9. 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”

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