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Software Engineering Immersive


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Become a professional software engineer. Learn from expert instructors and career coaches in San Francisco.

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Overview

Dive Into Best-in-Class Training


Engineers power innovation in fields ranging from health care to eCommerce — and demand for their talents is on the rise. Tap into new opportunities and position yourself as a job-ready full-stack software developer in our Immersive course, online or at our campuses around the world. Our proven, expert-designed curriculum is continually updated to keep pace with shifting employer demands, and top names like Google, Microsoft, Deloitte, and IBM have all turned to GA to hire our grads. Access exclusive opportunities, launch collaborations, and leverage key connections as part of our global network of more than 40,000 part- and full-time alumni.

Course Length

12 weeks

Tuition

$14,950

Course Goal

Engage in full-time Immersive training and launch a high-growth software engineering career.

Course Rating

4.75 out of 5 rating
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Course Features

  • Up to 60 hours of self-directed pre-course learning
  • Dedicated one-on-one career coaching
  • 12 weeks of full-time, expert-led instruction
  • Online and on-campus formats

Reach Professional Goals With Personalized, One-on-One Support

Our Outcomes program, offered exclusively to Immersive students, fosters continual growth during your job search. Whether you’re sending applications or prepping for a technical interview, your career coach will help you grow beyond the course curriculum.

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Interactive In-Class Programs


Courses incorporate a mix of in-class speakers, company tours, and workshops to prepare you for a role in a new industry.

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Boost Your Application Quality


Discover how to be a competitive, active job seeker. Learn how to set yourself apart, get your foot in the door, and land interviews.

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Network Better in Every Setting


Grow your connections. Utilize networking strategies to meet job search goals, from large events to one-on-one meetings.

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Communication and Branding


Effectively convey who you are as a candidate. Practice talking about your experience, mock interviews, and more.

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Master Time Management


Discover how to manage the many tasks of a job search. Streamline your workflow and reformat your week to apply for roles.

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Hone Your Technical Skills


Grow a tool kit of portfolio boosters. Get resources to keep polishing your skills in web development, UX design, or data science.

“The employer engagement events [in the Outcomes program] were some of the best experiences I’ve had. They taught me a lot about how to communicate my work and network in general.”

Byron Allen, Data Science Immersive Alumnus, Sydney

Immersive Student Life

Each full day of expert-led instruction incorporates a mix of presentations, interactive labs, and collaboration to offer a hands-on, project-based approach to learning. Here's an example of what your schedule could look like as an Immersive student. (Times may vary based on location.)
9 a.m.
Review
Group Work

Daily recaps and code exercises reinforce newly learned concepts and skills.

10 a.m.
Lecture
Instructor-Guided Lessons & Activities

Learn key objectives through expert-led lectures, discussions, and exercises.

12 p.m.
Lunch
Review Session (Optional)

Recap morning coursework.

2 p.m.
Labs & Exercises
Student-Guided Group Activities

Practice new skills, work on independent or group labs, and dive deeper into the day’s key topics.

5 p.m.
One-on-Ones
Personalized Support

Reach your educational goals with individualized attention from instructors.

6 p.m.
Homework
Assignments & Projects

Complete homework, projects, and review exercises with help from evening TAs.

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Instructors

Meet Your Instructors


These software engineering professionals are innovators in this influential field and will help you navigate its inner workings, technologies, and trends.

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Esther Weon
Web Development Immersive Instructor
Stephanie Snopek
Web Development Immersive Instructional Associate,
General Assembly
Tina Parija
Instructional Associate
Curriculum

What You’ll Learn: Leading-Edge Skills for Software Engineers

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Programming Fundamentals

Understand how to assemble your development environment, work efficiently as an engineer, and ensure your projects are a success. Learn programming fundamentals, along with the basics of computing, networks, and data structures.

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Product Development Basics

Pinpoint what a user should be able to accomplish with your application, model your data accordingly, develop simple wireframes, and track a collaborative development process using version control.

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Front-End Web Development

Gain an understanding of how to write high-quality JavaScript code, building a dynamic, front-end to a web application using a modern JS library, such as Angular or React.

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Back-End Web Development

Learn to build web applications from the ground up using a modern web language and framework (like Ruby on Rails or Python and Django). Develop high-quality APIs using Node.js and integrate data from other apps (such as Twitter or Yelp) into your project.

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Team Collaboration Strategies

Discover how to effectively communicate and collaborate with development teams. Produce high-quality software as you work with a team to build, maintain, change, and secure a full-stack application.

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Reviews

What Our Recent Graduates Have to Say

5 out of 5 rating

There is so much that I have learned from this WDI class. And the instructors are very knowledgable and helpful.


4 out of 5 rating

The most important reason is the instructors. the instructors I had were very knowledgeable and helpful.


5 out of 5 rating

I learned a tremendous amount and really enjoyed everything!


5 out of 5 rating

The community is amazing and the education is even better.

Tuition

Tuition and Financing


Need payment assistance? Our financing options allow you to focus on what matters: your goals.

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Tuition

$14,950USD
For 12 weeks of full-time training, ongoing career search support, and additional alumni opportunities and perks.

Tuition Assistance

We offer G.I. Bill® tuition reimbursement in select cities and Opportunity Fund scholarships for eligible students.


Loan Providers

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Apply for 3-, 5-, or 10-year, fixed-rate, merit-based loans to finance your tuition and cost of living.

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; approval pending state of residency.

Financing options differ in each market and are only available to students accepted into our programs. Contact a local Admissions officer for more information.

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Find out if this Immersive is right for you and your goals. Chat with the GA team, discover the curriculum details, and get a glimpse into student life in an upcoming info session.

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this course relevant today?

There’s never been a better time to start a career as a software engineer. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment growth in this sector will top 24 percent between 2016 and 2026. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, there is a growing demand for software engineers who can creatively solve problems and implement robust, sustainable solutions.

What practical skill sets can I expect to have after completing this course?

By the end of our Software Engineering Immersive, you will be able to:

  • Create responsive web pages for modern browsers using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Write full-stack applications and deploy them to cloud-based services like Heroku.
  • Demonstrate programming and computer science fundamentals, as well as software engineering best practices.
  • Consume web application programming interfaces (APIs) from third-party sites such as Twitter, Google, or Yelp.
  • Build a RESTful API using a technology like Sinatra, Rails, Django, or Express.
  • Build a richly interactive, front-end single-page application using a modern framework like Angular or library like React.
  • Collaborate as a team using Git and GitHub, widely accepted collaboration practices, and an Agile development workflow.
  • Implement common data structures encountered in technical interview situations, such as linked lists and trees.
  • Solve algorithm challenges and analyze the computational complexity of algorithms using Big O notation.

What kind of community will I find in this course?

Our Software Engineering Immersive course attracts eager learners who are as passionate about growing and launching a new career as you are. Their backgrounds span professions in design, product management, and many other fields. The General Assembly experience creates lasting friendships and collaborations that will support you throughout a lifetime of discovery.

What does my tuition cover?

  • Expert-led training in full-stack development and computer science skills, methods, and best practices.
  • Diagnostic and readiness assessments, which help determine your self-directed pre-course learning path.
  • Access to a dedicated group of career coaches who will help you land a job after graduation.
  • Ongoing job search support and exclusive networking opportunities.
  • Additional alumni perks, including discounts, workshop credits, online classes, and more.

What can I expect to accomplish by the end of this course?

By the end of the course you will have:

  • By the end of the course you will have:
  • Created at least four portfolio projects.
  • Practiced for technical interviews.
  • Built a full-stack application.
  • Developed lifelong community you can tap into throughout your career.

What are my financing options for an Immersive course?

Financial hurdles shouldn’t keep you from achieving your goals. In addition to payment plans, we offer a few different financing options so you can focus on what counts — your education — including income share agreements and other options with $0 upfront costs. We also offer tuition reimbursement and scholarships for eligible students facing barriers to enrollment.

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