Software Engineering Immersive: Paris
Your best course for career transformation in tech. This full-time coding bootcamp features expert instruction, one-on-one career coaching, and connections to top employers to get you hired.
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Last updated on 01-20-2023 / Dernière mise à jour le 20/01/2023
19K+ Premier Hiring Partners From Around the World
With 12K+ hires, we’ve placed more grads in high-growth, high-pay tech careers than any other coding bootcamp.
Launch a Fulfilling, Future-Proof Career
Become invaluable in our tech-driven world. Meet the global demand for problem-solvers with strong technical foundations and the agility to keep learning.
Open Doors With Industry Connections
Tap into GA’s growing global network of tech experts, instructors, hiring partners, and alumni, and equip yourself to succeed in a rapidly expanding field.
Build a Professional-Grade Portfolio
Showcase your coding and collaboration skills to potential employers, creating full-stack web applications that leverage modern programming languages, frameworks, and tools.
Get Personalised Job Support at Every Step
Build confidence with mock technical interview preparation and whiteboard challenges, get connected with top employers, and navigate your job search from end-to-end with a dedicated career coach.
From stay-at-home mom, to Hack the Hood technical programmes manager, to software engineer at LinkedIn.
Lyn Muldrow, GA San Francisco Graduate
“GA gave me the foundational knowledge and confidence to pursue my career goals. With caring teachers, a supportive community, and up-to-date, challenging curriculum, I felt prepared and motivated to build and improve tech for the next generation!”
Student Experience: Bringing the Tech World Into the Classroom
Expert-Led Instruction That Gets You Job-Ready
Gain a software engineer's skill set from leading practitioners. Top-notch instruction at GA means industry-validated curriculum, hours of guided coding practice, and real-world projects.
Exclusive Access to Leaders in Tech
Get an insider’s look at the tech industry. Engage with software engineers and hiring managers through sessions like studio tours, hiring panel discussions, and guest speakers.
Gain a Valuable Professional Network
Transform and grow your career alongside motivated peers (and potential collaborators). The GA community is a priceless resource — just ask our 97K+ alumni.
Inside Our Award-Winning Curriculum
Made With — and for — Top Employers
Developed with guidance from our software engineering advisory board, our curriculum is primed for industry relevance. Learn the fundamental skills to build full-stack web applications on the job: computer science framework, collaboration tools, and the programming languages modern employers demand.
Gain a Well-Rounded Technical Foundation
Go Beyond “Full-Stack Development”
Discover how to effectively communicate and collaborate with web development teams to carry out complex projects from concept to completion. Practise version control with Git and GitHub while executing software engineering projects in an Agile development workflow.
Pre-Work: Software Engineering Fundamentals
Unit 1: Front-End Development
Unit 2: Full-Stack Development
Unit 3: Front-End Frameworks
Unit 4: APIs & Full-Stack Development
"GA grads are quick learners, efficient problem-solvers, and dedicated web developers. They have proven to be valuable additions to our team!"
These front- and back-end development veterans bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.
GA instructors are committed to providing personalised feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools to learn programming languages.
A Personal Career Coach + the Largest Hiring Network
Strategy & Accountability
Our coaches work with you to individualise your path to a new software engineering career. Stay on track and motivated from the first day of class!
Sharpen your ability to master technical interviews, communicate your computer science and other technical skills, showcase GitHub projects, build a personal brand, and more.
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
Learn networking nuances, connect with hiring managers at intimate GA-hosted events, and prepare to shine with mock interviews.
A Proven Track Record
GA's Career Services program helps land jobs within 6 mos. of graduating.*
During the 2020 hiring shutdown, our students, instructors, and career coaches never lost focus, and the KPMG-validated numbers in our new Outcomes report reflect it. *For students who graduated in 2020 — the peak of the pandemic — 74.4% of those who participated in our full-time Career Services program landed jobs within six months of graduation. We're proud of our grads + teams' relentless dedication and to see those numbers rising.
Our Commitment to Transparency
As the only “bootcamp” report verified by a Big Four accounting firm, our detailed Outcomes report helps you make informed decisions about educational investments.
*Latest Student Outcomes Report for General Assembly’s Immersive Programs.
Join Us In: Paris
Course duration: 480 hours
Tuition & Financing
Total cost of course
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this coding bootcamp relevant today?
All companies — not just Silicon Valley giants — are evolving into tech companies, and demand is growing steadily for software engineers who can creatively solve problems and implement robust, sustainable solutions. In fact, Harvey Nash and KPMG found that 67% of the tech leaders they surveyed reported an inability to acquire the talent they need. Regardless of your professional background, there's ample opportunity to carve a fulfilling — and future-proof — career path.
What skills are assessed by the end of the programme?
In order to earn a certificate, you will be evaluated based on your ability to:
Apply programming and computer science fundamentals, as well as software engineering best practices.
Develop and deploy full-stack applications with in-demand technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, and Express with Node.js.
Build secure full-stack applications by leveraging common design and architectural patterns like model–view–controller (MVC) and Representational State Transfer (REST).
Practise version control and collaborative software development with Git and GitHub.
Safely model and store data in SQL and NoSQL databases.
Consume and integrate third-party application programming interfaces (APIs) in an application.
Prepare for the world of work, compiling a professional-grade portfolio of solo and group projects.
You will also need to:
Attend all class sessions.
Complete all homework assignments that lead up to the final project.
Complete your final project and present it.
Will I receive a certificate?
Upon passing this course, you will receive a Software Engineering Immersive certificate. To pass, you will need to:
Attend all class sessions.
Complete all homework assignments.
Complete and present all projects.
Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to potential employers — including our 19K+ hiring partners — along with their LinkedIn networks. GA’s tech programmes are well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and partner with us to train their own teams.
What does student success look like for this course?
In 2021, on the French Campus, our evening and 1-week courses have an average of 100% completion rate and consistently earn an average of 0 Net Promoter Score*.
In 2022, on the French Campus, our evening and 1-week courses have an average of 100% completion rate and consistently earn an average of 0 Net Promoter Score*.
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*NPS: This metric from students themselves evaluates their satisfaction to recommend this course to a friend.
What are the professional backgrounds of coding bootcamp students?
SEI students come from all walks of life but share one common mission: They are passionate about launching a career in tech by gaining an in-demand, technical skill set. We see career-changers from diverse professional backgrounds, including sales, marketing, project management, finance, and many more. Most are aiming to secure jobs as software engineers or web developers, while others may be looking to combine past experience with a new skill set to enter more specialised roles.
Are there any prerequisites for this coding bootcamp?
This is a beginner-friendly programme with no prerequisites, although many students have engaged in self-learning previously or have worked at tech startups or in tech-adjacent roles. Whether you’re new to the field or you’re looking to formalise your practice, our curriculum helps you gain fluency in the languages, frameworks, and libraries that modern employers demand and put them to work.
Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if SEI is a good fit for you.
The course also requires:
A good level of English proficiency (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended). Check this self-assessment grid. A placement test will be required if your native language is not English.
Your own laptop (Mac only*). It must be no more than four years old and able to run the most recent operating system.
If remote, a webcam, headphones, and good access to the internet are required.
* Windows is not supported in this course at this time. In general, we only recommend students set up a Linux or a dual-boot system (Ubuntu) if they are already competent and experienced to run those operating systems (Expert level). Because the configurations of these systems can vary widely and curriculum will only be taught through a Mac OS, our instructors cannot guarantee or will be expected to resolve technical issues for a non-Mac OS.
What does my tuition cover for this coding bootcamp?
Here are just some of the benefits you can expect as a GA student:
Expert-led instruction in the skills you need to successfully transition into a software engineering career. If remote, you'll be given free access to Zoom, the videoconferencing application for this instructor-led course.
Access to self-paced pre-work to explore software engineering fundamentals and prepare to hit the ground running on day one of class.
Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.
A professional-grade portfolio of projects taken from concept to completion — each mirroring real problems that engineers face — that allows you to showcase the breadth of your technical skills to employers.
Individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs during office hours. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.
Access to the collaborative chat tool Slack to communicate with your instructors, peers, and alumni throughout the course.
Dedicated career services to help you navigate your personal job search experience, from technical challenges, to salary negotiation, and more.
Technical interview prep, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and whiteboarding practice.
Exclusive access to alumni discounts, networking events, and career workshops.
A GA course certificate to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.
Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the field.
What projects will I work on during this coding bootcamp?
For your capstone project, you’ll mimic a team-client interaction, collaborating to build and deploy a full-stack application that fulfills provided specs. The final result will integrate functionality from a third-party API.
Throughout this Immersive, you’ll also compile a portfolio of solo and group projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit. Gain hands-on experience building and deploying front-end and full-stack applications with a variety of languages and frameworks.
How does this coding bootcamp relate to GA’s other tech courses?
Software Engineering Immersive is for learners who are committed to making a career change.
Which format should I take this coding bootcamp in – on campus or online?
It’s up to you! Our remote courses offer a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allow you to learn from the comfort of home. If you don’t live near a GA campus, have a busy travel schedule, or just want to save yourself the commute, a remote course could be a good option for you, if available in your market. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network that GA is known for.
If you prefer to learn alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.
Our Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.
What is the remote experience at GA?
Engage in live, online, project-based learning that’s designed to transform your career — from anywhere. Powered by Zoom, the major video conferencing tool, and the collaborative messaging platform Slack, our interactive classroom mirrors what you’ll encounter as part of the modern workforce.
You’ll be able to not only share your screen and present your work to classmates but also collaborate in small groups via breakout rooms. Additionally, you can revisit recordings of class sessions in the future.
Beyond class hours, get guidance, feedback, technical assistance, and more during frequent one-on-one check-ins and office hours.
What do career services look like for remote students?
The same as our on-campus experience! We approach our remote Outcomes programming with the same philosophy, promise to, and expectations of our students. Get an insider’s look at the tech industry through virtual sessions like day-in-the-life talks, hiring panel discussions, guest speakers, and more. You’ll work individually with your career coach to understand your local job market, find opportunities, and connect with the local tech community. Our Admissions team can provide more details on the dedicated support you’ll receive on the path to landing a software engineering role.
In what language is this coding bootcamp taught?
Our courses will be delivered in two ways:
Fully in English
In French, with English materials
Please check with the Admissions team to confirm which is true of your course of interest and what is relevant for your situation. In both cases, if you are not native speaker, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended. (Review this self-assessment grid in English.) A placement test will be required if your native language is not English.
What are my financing options for this coding bootcamp?
We offer a variety of different financing options, including instalment plans, income share agreements, and tuition discounts so you can focus on what counts — your education. Speak with our Admissions team to learn more and find the best fit for you and your finances.
Our programme is currently not eligible for governmental funds in France such as CPF, however, we are working to become eligible in the future.
The “Compte personnel de formation” (i.e., “personal training account’”) was created in order to provide training opportunities throughout an employee’s professional life in France, encouraging everyone to undertake training or study throughout their working life until retirement age.
The CPF is made available to employees working in the private sector, as well as job-seekers and youth who are entering the world of work (at 15- or 16-years-old) exclusively in France.
However, do not hesitate to contact your company to find out if it can utilise its personal funds to help you finance training, or contact your National Job Centre (Pôle Emploi) advisor if you are a job-seeker. Indeed, many structures in France such as your region, Pôle Emploi, or AGEFIPH can help you finance your training. Your job-seeker advisor at Pôle Emploi will be able to direct you toward these different systems or offer you Individual Training Assistance (AIF).
General Assembly France is a Qualiopi Training Center and therefore meets the quality requirements set by the French Vocational Training’s law.
Are GA’s courses accessible for people with disabilities?
GA can provide access to its courses for people with disabilities. Please contact our Admission team to discuss your needs and learn how we could support you throughout your learning journey.