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Learning Python from the ground up


April 2021


 About this course 


This course’s objective is to make students proficient in the programming language Python. Participants will learn the most relevant programming techniques in Python and how to apply these concepts to common tasks and specific problems.

This course is designed for professionals and students in technical fields who want to use Python to increase efficiency. These people can identify with profiles 2 and 3 (university and technical) of the 2-3-1-20-5 convocation.
Participants need to be computer literate and have a laptop. Texas Tech will provide four computers to students who do not have one. Previous programming experience is not necessary, but helpful. Participants need to understand and speak English, and have at least a grade of A2 in the free test https://www.examenglish.com/leveltest/index.php
The course will be taught online through Zoom for Education or MS Teams. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, throughout April and May 2021. The course consists of 12 meetings, 3 hours each, for a total of 30 hours.


 Method of instruction 

Classes will be a mix of presentations to convey concepts, working through examples, and individual exercises for the participants. In addition to in-class exercises, the participants are expected to complete all due homework. All instruction and materials will be in English. The instructor for this course is Dr. Karl Bandilla.


Participation will be evaluated based on class attendance (90%) and homework (10%).

 Course Materials 


The software used in this class are free for personal use.


Class Schedule & Syllabus



Professor of Statics and Engineering Graphics at Texas Tech University, Texas, United States.

Dr. Karl Bandilla has a Ph.D. in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from State University of New York, an engineering diploma in civil engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt, and a masters degree in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from State University of New York 

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