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Python ProgrammingMachine LearningApplied Machine LearningSQL

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Thinking about data

8 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Course overview2m
Pulsars3m
Diving in: imaging stacking5m
Challenge: the median doesn't scale2m
The solution: improving your method3m
Module summary1m
Interview with Aris Karastergiou6m
1 reading
Further reading10m
1 practice exercise
Pulsars: test your understanding10m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Big data makes things slow

7 videos (Total 35 min), 3 quizzes
7 videos
Supermassive black holes3m
What is cross-matching?4m
Evaluating time complexity5m
A (much) faster algorithm6m
Module summary2m
Interview with Brendon Brewer8m
1 practice exercise
Supermassive black holes: test your understanding10m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Querying your data

7 videos (Total 35 min), 3 quizzes
7 videos
Exoplanets4m
Querying database with SQL4m
More advanced SQL4m
Joining tables in SQL6m
Module summary2m
Interview with Jon Jenkins8m
1 practice exercise
Exoplanets - test your understanding10m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Managing your data

6 videos (Total 29 min), 3 quizzes
6 videos
The lifecycle of stars6m
Setting up your own database5m
Exploring a star cluster4m
Module summary2m
Interview with Emily Petroff6m
1 practice exercise
Stars - test your understanding10m
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Top reviews from Data-driven Astronomy

By GMJun 30th 2017

Great course with a good balance of code and the rewards to be had from understanding how the code works - proved to be an excellent introduction to Astronomy and confidence builder in Python.

By BFAug 11th 2019

Such a wonderful course. It had a very good mix of astronomy and computer science. The programming activities were especially good and the lectures were very informative. I highly recommend.

Instructors

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Tara Murphy

Associate Professor
School of Physics
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Simon Murphy

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Physics

About The University of Sydney

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • We assume you are familiar with basic programming in a modern programming language including variables, control structures, data structures, functions, and working with files. In this course we will use Python 3.

    We'll walk through all the examples and provide lots of support, so jump in and have a go. If haven't done any programming for a while, you might want to brush up before you start.

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