Beginner’s Python for engineers
The course during spring 2022 is full and the application has been closed.
Max amount of FITech students: 25
Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university or univeristy of applied sciences have preference to this course.
Have you ever wanted to plot an interesting fact about vaccinations in your country, but were frustrated that you were missing the skills to use the data? Or have you ever been annoyed with the time you spent to manually calculate your grades and credits, and would like to become more proficient with your programming skills, in order to apply them in your everyday life?
During this course, students will learn more about how to import and clean data, how to do scientific computation and how to plot and present your findings.
The lecture will cover 6 weeks 3 topic-blocs covering each 2 weeks.
Reading and Structure
- Week 1: types, libraries, packages
- Week 2: reading and file handling
Calculations and Functions
- Week 3:See the difference between implementing from scratch and using libraries
- Week 4: Scientific computation/matrices
Results and Presentation:
- Week 5: writing results, plotting results -> What to plot: including axes/description
- Week 6: plotting results: How to plot -> which representation and how
The course consists of lectures, weekly exercises and graded group project. No exam.
The lectures are on Tuesdays at 2:15 PM – 4 PM (online, but some are mandatory). The exercise session is on Wednesdays at 10:15 AM – 12 PM
The course starts on the 1st of March. If you apply to the course after 24th of February, please note that you will be a late joiner and you will need to catch up independently.
More information on Aalto University’s course page.
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