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SPM leavers invited to join Curtin Malaysia’s online Python coding course

June 1, 2022 | Campus News

Miri – 27 May 2022 – The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is inviting Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and other school leavers to enrol for its ‘Begin to Code with Python’ online short course set to commence on 10 June 2022.

SPACE offers a range of online short courses for school leavers as well as working adults who would like to upskill or acquire new knowledge and skills in a relatively short time.

The six-week ‘Begin to Code with Python’ course, which was originally scheduled to commence on 3 June 2022 but now extended to accommodate more participants, introduces participants to the fundamentals of coding using Python, one of the world’s most popular general-purpose and high-level programming languages.

Participants will familiarise themselves with programming syntax by customising various Python components to acquire data and formatting them into meaningful on-screen results. They will also be able to incorporate control structures and user-defined functions to enhance their programmes.

Through the use of simple but intuitive instruction and practical examples, participants will be able to build on their understanding step-by-step as the course progresses, even if they have no prior programming experience.

Registration for the course closes on 3 June 2022. Participants are required to register and pay the RM350 course fee before that date.

“By the end of the course, participants will be fairly competent in Python programming. They will be able to define the structure and components of a Python programme, use indexing and slicing to access data, write loops and decision statements, write functions and pass arguments, and use file processing,” said course trainer Kamaroizan Mohamad, programme coordinator and lecturer in the Foundation Studies Department at Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science.

Kamaroizan added that basically anyone can learn to use Python. In addition to acquiring basic programming skills for a variety of applications, those taking the short course will also gain the basic skills for further studies in computing.

He said that the ultimate goal is get the participants interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and pursue further studies in those areas at Curtin Malaysia. Participants who have successfully completed the course and wish to enrol in a foundation programme at Curtin Malaysia are eligible for a RM350 rebate on their tuition fees.

Classes will be for two-and-a-half hour durations and conducted every Thursday. To find out more about the course, visit cmspace.curtin.edu.my or send an email to [email protected]

SPACE is a HRD Corp-approved training provider and offers SBL-Khas training programmes and tailor-made courses for individuals, companies and organisations, either online, on campus or at the clients’ facilities. To find out more about SPACE, visit its website at cmspace.curtin.edu.my, send them an email at [email protected], or contact them via WhatsApp at 019 870 6099.

Information on Curtin Malaysia can be found on its website at www.curtin.edu.my, or look for Curtin Malaysia on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn or TikTok.

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