Upskill Yourself With These ‘Micro-Level Degrees’ Offered By These Web Portals Over The Weekend

Here is a list of micro-level degrees you can pick instead of full time courses.

Till we come to a solution to end the global pandemic we all are forced to remain indoors, which has prompted short-term courses offered by various web portals, including Edx and Coursera. At this point, one can consider micro Bachelors and Master’s level courses in fields such as computer science, professional writing, data science and digital marketing.

Those who had planned to study abroad but need additional extra credits can refer to such courses or people who cannot afford to take up full time degree courses. This is a list of some micro degree courses you can consider applying over the weekend:

Computer Science

The popular bachelor’s degree in computer science can now be completed within six months. The undergraduate-level course is offered by The New Your University and called ‘NYUx’s Computer Science Fundamentals’. Offered via EdX, the course will cover networking, computer hardware and operating systems and basic computing and programming languages. Any individual looking to enhance their knowledge on computer science can choose to take up this course.

The duration of the full course is six months, which requires your four to six hours per week and the price may vary keeping in mind your preferences. Students opting for the course of programming language can get their hands on the basics of Python programming. While one can learn for free, to get a degree, students will have to pay Rs 33,605.

Data science

The postgraduate-level course offered by the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal is called ‘Post Graduate Program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’. Students will be able to acquire a master’s degree after the completion of the course work of around six to eight hours every week for nine months. It is available at Edureka and offers career assistance including mock interviews, resume building. Besides, the online programme, students will require to participate in 30+ assignments and 20+ projects. The total programme fee is Rs 2,22,450, however, a scholarship is also available. Potential students will be chosen based on an application form and interview.

Digital marketing

It’s a year-long course, where an individual learns various elements of marketing, including foundation, operations, proposition, and essentials. It is offered by Curtin University. If a student after completing the micro-degree opts for admission to the varsity, the MicroMasters programme certification will count towards 25 per cent of the coursework required for graduation. Candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs 53,432 for the course.

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