Jan 20, 2017
I liked the fact that the algorithms are not just the introductory searching and sorting algorithms. The assignments are fairly difficult (I have decent scripting experience), but not impossibly so.
Sep 29, 2017
good course, I like the fact you can use a lot of languages for you programming exercises, the content is really helpful, I would like to have more indications from the grading system to save time.
Mar 14, 2017
I really appreciate the way course contents are selected in each course of the specialization , It really gives a great conceptual clarity of all the topics .
I find a bit difficulty in understanding Big O notation so please try to give some more reference to understand it and also provide some general techniques to calculate it from just looking at code.
par Lasha K•
Jul 14, 2019
Having several years of developing enterprise applications, I have really enjoyed my struggle with some assignments. Lectures are great and I want to thank all of the lecturers for their work and patience while working with all of us in Forums. For sure, I have learnt a lot from this course and recommend it to anyone who wants to dive into algorithms.
par Alejandro G•
Oct 07, 2019
Excellent course, I learned a lot of new things, I'm starting in the real programming world and this course helped me to learn a lot. I had to do a lot of research in dynamic programming because I wasn't used to solve algorithms of that level and some videos were hard to understand for me, but it actually was quite fun and I really want to continue.
par Naveen V•
Oct 17, 2017
The course provides a solid foundation in understanding algorithms. The lectures, slides and supplemental resources are thoughtfully crafted and were effective in teaching the concepts . The programming assignments provided an avenue to understand and implement the algorithm. Mentors and peers provided ample support through discussions in forums.
par ABHISHEK K K•
Nov 01, 2018
It was an amazing experience with University of California San Diego & National Research University Higher School of Economics and also all the assignment were very enjoying. I have learned a lot after completing this course. I will be highly thankful to this university and my instructors for providing me this opportunity. Thank you again !!!
par Yash B•
Dec 15, 2017
Really good course. Sometimes the accent is a problem but thanks to the subscripts its easily understandable. In general although the course is really good and I learned a lot from it, I found that the course lacks the flow most other coursera courses have as in this the professors keep changing and some have really hard to understand accents.
par Yiğit A T•
Jul 19, 2018
Great course covering on material needed to analyse and come up with algorithms. I already took a course about Algorithms in my Universtiy but this one helped me refresh the knowledge and add up more in-depth understanding on the topic on top of my previous knowledge. I am really grateful to have come across this course. Thank you very much!
par Aleksandr F•
Aug 23, 2016
Overall it is a great course, the most challenging part was to understand the optional prove of the Master theorem. I believe that this course and the whole specialization is all about learning not only the mandatory material of the course, but also the whole optional material provided. Thanks to all the instructors for their hard work!
Mar 18, 2018
This course introduces you five basic algorithms that commonly are commonly used by programming. Each course has detailed introduction to methods and related assignments. And we could discussed the problem met in the homework in the after-class forum. Thanks to all the teachers and teaching assistants as well as our kind classmates.
Mar 21, 2016
The best online class I've taken so far: not only because of the clear explanation and easy-to-follow videos, but also the effort the professors have put int answering most of the questions, especially Prof. Alex. He almost answered more than half of the questions within short amount of time. This is very rarely seen in other moocs.
par WENBO M•
Aug 16, 2017
Really great course for an introduction to greedy, divide-and-conquer and dynamic programming techniques. Programming assignments are challenging for beginners but are really helpful for mastering the concept and materials. Referenced materials are useful to understand the concepts when listening to lectures is not enough.
par Adib C•
Jan 28, 2018
This course gave me a great refresher on algorithms concepts learned in college. The lectures were clear and explained complex issues in a straightforward and step-by-step manner. I also enjoyed the programming assignments: they were challenging enough to make me think, but not so hard as to take up many hours of my time.
par Maxime L•
Aug 01, 2016
Great to lay out the basis of algorithms. Very descriptive and progressive. I enjoyed all the exercises that helped understanding and implementing all the concepts explained in this course.
It is also worth mentioning that, towards the end, they offer more advanced algorithms to challenge your newly acquired knowledge.
par David F•
Jan 30, 2017
Awesome course - one of my favorites I've done on Coursera. It's thorough yet clear. I also like that you can pass the course just by implementing the algorithms as shown in the lectures, but then each assignment has multiple additional problems which challenge you to think for yourself. Really great course design!
par Manav S•
Mar 31, 2016
Currently in my Week 2 of the Course and I have to say I absolutely enjoyed Week 1! My expectations are now even higher for week 2 and further. A great introduction to a critical topic and the best part was that I found myself completely involved to the course until I successfully submitted my assignment. Cheers!
par Abdul S•
Sep 22, 2019
The only thing I want to say is that the course was amazing, really amazing . Professors delivered their lectures in a perfect way that it should be delivered. Moreover, I enjoyed this course a lot and learned a lot . And I am also looking forward to be the part of coursera to improve my skills by doing courses.
par Utkarsh R•
Dec 02, 2019
This course is really made and teachers have really well explained the topics in detail. However, some of the topics taught doesn't feel that friendly for beginners. Questions given in assignments are really well put and will compel someone to think out of the box if someone is not familiar with the problem.
Jun 11, 2017
I wish the test-cases were more "open". At least SOME of them.
Many times, we felt "blindfolded" and penalised for really no fault in our actual algorithms.
Still, amazing course, great faculty, simplified introductions combined with advanced problems for the really capable.
Great mix! Keep it up!
par Ryan E•
Aug 25, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to algorithms. It covers measuring the efficiency of algorithms in general, and an introduction to the Greedy, Divide-and-Conquer, and Dynamic Programming approaches. It is a fun, and clear, with helpful hints and responsive mentors to be found in the discussion forums
par Ahmad B E•
Jul 28, 2017
Very good course especially for competitive programmers. Not like other courses on design algorithms which focus on teaching stander algorithms. This course focus on improving the ability to design and create new algorithms to solve real life problems which makes it prefect for competitive programmers.
par Bothayna H•
Oct 21, 2017
I have benefited a lot from this course. It helped me understand concepts in Algorithms that are new to me in a very efficient way. Also, the assignments and quizzes were very useful in helping me better understand the content of the course. Looking forward to completing the rest of the specialization!
par liang t•
Sep 01, 2018
A good course for those who want to start to learn algorithms, the test cases are well-designed. If you would like to pass all the assignment with 100 % grade, be careful about the corner cases. Thinking those corner cases could really help you learn how to test your designed algorithms efficiently.
par Suchit A•
Jan 02, 2020
This course helped me in building up the basic concepts of the various programming methods. The assignments for each week are really helpful and of increasing difficulty. I really had a great time solving those as they helped me improve my efficiency. Overall, this course was a wonderful experience!
par Ayush T•
Oct 19, 2017
This is really an important course for anyone who wants to improve their programming skills. The way in which concepts are taught make it very easy to remember in future. All the problems which were given are challenging . Due to this i developed a habit to solve a single problem by multiple ways.
par Aditya P•
Mar 03, 2018
The content of this course is pretty good, but most importantly the assignments are structured in a good way with just the right number of 'easy/medium' questions for a beginner to pass. The 'challenging' questions are not essential to pass the course, but thinking is essential to solve them.