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Privacy Engineer

Nanodegree Program

Master the job-ready skills you need to be a successful privacy engineer and start turning privacy requirements into technical realities.

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  • Estimated time
    2 Months

    At 5 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    June 14, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Data Privacy Fundamentals, Sensitive Data Tracking

What you will learn

  1. Privacy Engineer

    Estimated 2 months to complete

    Master the skills necessary to become a successful privacy engineer. Learn to create technical solutions and implement privacy principles by integrating Privacy-by-Design into product development, data infrastructure, and software release lifecycles.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Experience with Python and SQL.

    1. Privacy Engineering for User-Facing Software Applications

      Get a practical introduction to privacy-focused software engineering that teaches you the principles and tools of data protection in the software world. Some topics covered include data minimization, personal information detection, as well as technical implementations of aspects of privacy legislation.

    2. Organizational Privacy Engineering

      Privacy engineering isn’t all technical—it requires a culture of privacy to be built into organizations. This course outlines the fundamentals of privacy that are critical to implement into an organization.

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.

  • Mihir Patil

    Technical Lead, Privacy & Civil Liberties Engineering

    Mihir has worked with customers like the World Food Programme, multinational pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies, as well as organizations in the U.S. defense space to implement technical solutions for protecting individual liberties.

  • Richard Phung


    Richard is an SSCP, CISSP, and CIPP/US with over a decade of enterprise systems administration experience, working with businesses to meet the demands of a continually evolving threat landscape. Richard holds a BA in Psychology from Hendrix College and a Master's of Education from Lesley University.

  • Dante Avery

    Director of Security

    Dante Avery is a Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft, where he leads the Security, Privacy and Compliance team for Yammer. He formerly worked as an Application Security Engineer at Scottrade, where he performed security assessments. He has a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Privacy Engineer

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    • Learn

      How to create technical solutions and implement privacy principles by utilizing Privacy-by-Design principles.

    • 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?

      This program is designed to help you take advantage of the growing need for skilled privacy professionals. Prepare to meet the demand for qualified privacy engineers that can turn privacy requirements into technical realities.

    • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

      The skills you will gain from this Nanodegree program will qualify you for jobs in several industries as countless companies are trying to incorporate better privacy practices into their organizations.

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

      The course is for individuals who are looking to advance their data privacy engineering careers with skills in an emerging field.

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

      No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

    • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

      A well-prepared student will have:

      • Intermediate knowledge of Python
      • Intermediate knowledge of SQL
      • Basic knowledge of Typescript (optional)
    • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

      Students who do not feel comfortable in the above may consider taking Udacity’s Introduction to Programming or Intermediate Python Nanodegree to obtain prerequisite skills.

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

      The Privacy Engineer Nanodegree program consists of content and curriculum to support 2 projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in 2 months working 5 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?

      Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month-to-month payments. 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 completed via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom. Udacity’s basic tech requirements can be found at

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