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Learn Intermediate Python

Nanodegree Program

Gain practitioner-level skills with Python and learn the language powering transformation in Data Science, Machine Learning, and beyond.

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  • Estimated time
    2 months

    At 10 hours / week

  • Enroll by
    June 7, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Object-Oriented Python, Functional Programming Concepts, File I/O

What you will learn

  1. Learn Intermediate Python

    Estimated 2 months to complete

    Python is a general-purpose coding language with applications in web development, data science, machine learning, fintech and more. The Intermediate Python Nanodegree program equips you to leverage the capabilities of Python and streamline the functionality of applications that perform complex tasks, such as classifying files, data mining a webpage, etc. By the end of the program, you’ll have a portfolio that demonstrates your ability to apply practicioner-level Python skills on the job.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Basic familiarity with programming in Python.

    1. Advanced Python Topics

      Begin by establishing a foundation in Python's methods to describe data, then dig deeper into functions and functional design, and create strategies for solving problems. You'll investigate the ins-and-outs of objects and object-based design, obtaining order from the interconnected ideas captured within class objects and instance objects. Finally, you'll have an opportunity to fuse Python with external files, culminating in the creation of complete codebases that can crunch numbers or protect the planet from peril.

    2. Large Codebases with Libraries

      Learn how you can write, structure, and extend your code to be able to support developing large systems at scale. Understand how you can leverage open source libraries to quickly add advanced functionality to your code and how you can package your code into libraries of your own. Apply Object Oriented Programming to ensure that your code remains modular, clear, and understandable. Honing these skills are the foundations for building codebases that are maintainable and efficient as they grow to tens of thousands of lines.

All our programs include

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Real-time support

    On demand help. Receive instant help with your learning directly in the classroom. Stay on track and get unstuck.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
  • Student services

    • Student community
    • Real-time support
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • LinkedIn profile optimization

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Sam Redmond

    Co-founder, Hedron Vision

    Sam holds a BS in Math and MS in Computer Science from Stanford, where he created CS 41: The Python Programming Language and lectured for four years. Currently, he’s cofounding Hedron Vision, developing headset-free holographic display technologies.

  • Gabriel Ruttner


    Gabe is the CTO at Ursa & Tech Advisor for Start-Ups. Gabe has expertise in building cloud-based machine learning and natural language processing services at early stage tech companies. He holds technical degrees from Cornell University and Stony Brook University.

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    • Learn

      Gain practitioner-level skills with Python.

    • Average Time

      On average, successful students take 2 months to complete this program.

    • Benefits include

      • Real-world projects from industry experts
      • Real-time classroom support
      • Career services

    Program details

    Program overview: Why should I take this program?
    • Why should I enroll?

      Python is consistently ranked as one of the most popular and in-demand programming languages and its importance in high growth fields like Machine Learning and Data Science indicates that won't change any time soon. The Intermediate Python Nanodegree program gives you the tools to power your career in these and other exciting fields that are reshaping industries such as Financial Services, Automotive, and Telecommunications. With each lesson, you’ll be more equipped to leverage the capabilities of Python and streamline the functionality of applications that perform complex tasks, such as classifying files, data mining a webpage, and more.

    • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

      As noted above, developers with Python skills are in demand in a variety of roles and industries. Specific roles that professionals with python experience typically hold include Data Engineer, QA Engineer, Full-stack Developer, Back-end Developer, Web Developer, Data Analyst, and more.

    • How do I know if this program is right for me?

      This program is designed for anyone who wants to further develop their python skills to build more complex projects and algorithms with greater capabilities (i.e. image resizing, document templates, word counts, name entity recognition on a webpage, etc.) in preparation for a variety of roles in Software Engineering, Data Science, AI, and beyond. If you want to become proficient in Python to grow in your current role or transition to a new one, the Intermediat Python Nanodegree Program is a great fit for you.

    Enrollment and admission
    • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

      There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.

    • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

      A well prepared student can:

      • Understand the basics of object-oriented programming.
      • Read basic Python syntax, including using white space in Python.
      • Distinguish between object types like integers and strings in scripts.
      • Use Python to build basic algorithms for simple programs (i.e. a one-dimensional game like rock, paper, scissors) and scripts that automate common tasks (i.e. renaming files).
      • Write and run basic programming scripts in a terminal that include function definitions and loops.
    • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

      Udacity offers numerous programs that can help you prepare for the Intermediate Python Nanodegree Program. The Intro to Programming Nanodegree program provides a thorough introduction to python fundamentals alongside courses in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Our free Introduction to Python Programming course is a great place to learn python fundamentals, and the Programming Languages course provides an overview of the concepts that underpin many languages.

    Tuition and term of program
    • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

      The Intermediate Python Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support two projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in two months, working five to ten hours per week.

      Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided, and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

    • How long is this Nanodegree program?

      You will have access to this Nanodegree program for as long as your subscription remains active. The estimated time to complete this program can be found on the webpage and in the syllabus, and is based on the average amount of time we project that it takes a student to complete the projects and coursework. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

    • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

      Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

    Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
    • What software and versions will I need in this program?

      There are no software and version requirements to complete this Nanodegree program. All coursework and projects can be done via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom.

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