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New Online Data Science, Software Engineering, and Full-Stack Web Development courses are expected to be offered to those looking to upskill or pivot in their careers.


A new partnership with a leading coding education institution out of South Africa means the University of Edinburgh is expected to soon offer new online courses in Data Science, Software Engineering, and Full-Stack Web Development. An optimal choice for those interested in upskilling in their current profession or pivoting to a career in tech, these courses bring new options to students in the UK and globally. With the ability to be completed in as little as three to six months, the courses open potentially unexplored pathways for learners looking to build, pivot, or accelerate in, their careers.

A cutting-edge programme that builds upon the coding institution’s unique model of human-led code review and intensive coding bootcamps, HyperionDev scales the delivery of programmes and offers concurrent mentoring and grading. With a novel method of code review, HyperionDev has made waves throughout not only South Africa, but across Africa.

Initiated in October 2012 as “Project Endymion,” HyperionDev grew through an Innovative Initiative Grant given to University of Edinburgh then-student Riaz Moola, who wanted to bring computers to rural and disadvantaged communities in his home country of South Africa.  Awarded the maximum grant amount for the purchase of software and computer parts, Moola took the initiative to modify the existing software and start running educational software in rural schools.

Now, having been named by Facebook as “most socially impactful start-up in Africa” and operating in two physical campuses, HyperionDev boasts a core team of 84 supported by a marketplace of more than 200 academic staff split between Southern Africa and the UK.

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Related Links

HyperionDev Website

HyperionDev Blog

HyperionDev Coding Bootcamps