Berlin, Germany

Introduction to Python Programming (Term 1)

online course
when 27 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 720

The python programming course provides participants with a solid understanding of structured python programming. Some useful python modules (mainly for data processing) will also be learned.

The course is mainly comprised of two parts: python programming and advanced python modules. For the first part, you will learn about basic python programming grammar and syntax including data types, control structures, file operations, structured programming, basic debugging, etc. You will gradually be effective to use Python codes to solve certain tasks based on a lot of practice and gain knowledge of simple algorithms. In the second part, you will learn some of the most common and popular python modules in data collection, processing, analysis, and visualization.

Course leader

Dongrui Jiang (M.Sc.) is a Research Assistant in the Energy and Resource Management Department (ER) of the TU Berlin and an engineering Ph.D. student, specializing in numerical simulation technologies.

Target group

This course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals with an interest in gaining skills in how to program in python.

Participants from all fields and disciplines are welcome, however, students who do not come from the fields of computer science, mathematics, or engineering (or other STEM-related fields) should be aware that the course is designed with these fields in mind, and that they may need to make use of additional materials provided during the preparation week and to put in extra effort during the course in order to be able to follow and participate actively. Please note the prerequisites below and contact us should you have any questions.

Course aim

Learning Goals:

Get familiar with Python programming language, be able to write Python codes to achieve functions
Know how to modularize your code with function, class and module, be able to write simple script for different tasks
Learn to find, install, use and improve a third-party Python package written by others
Know the basic usage of commonly used Python tools for data analysis and visualization
Know how to use basic crawling techniques to get data from the Internet
Be able to do simple data analysis tasks and show the result
Course Components:

Credits info

3 EC

Fee info

EUR 720: 720 euros for students and 1120 euros for working professionals