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Introduction to Programming in Python

Python is currently in high demand; it’s a programming language that has enjoyed a meteoric surge in popularity among professionals.

With supervised practicals and assignments that will be evaluated, students will learn how to program through active coding. As such, this course encourages an environment of independence where students can feel secure in their own understanding and application of Python. 

Lectures will be light yet highly interactive, with many small exercises to engage student’s abilities under professional guidance. Course topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer programming concepts
  • Programming as a problem-solving tool
  • The Python language
  • The use of Jupyter notebook
  • Best coding practices
  • Debugging code
  • Visualisation

Learning Objectives

At the end of the online course, students will be able to:

  • Use Python to write small computer programs
  • Demonstrate confidence in their ability to further their programming knowledge through independent study

Nick Schutgens

Nick Schutgens

Nick Schutgens is an atmospheric scientist with broad experience in programming computers for simulation and data analysis.

''I have a PhD in astrophysics and have since worked in Earth science, on atmospheric composition. My main interests are the climate, biosphere and health impacts of aerosol. I work on the interface between observations and models, using one to make sense of the other. I am a Dutch national and have worked before in the Netherlands (KNMI), Japan (NICT and University of Tokyo) and England (University of Oxford).''

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