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Propulsion Academy

Munich, Online, Zurich

Propulsion Academy

Avg Rating:4.97 ( 92 reviews )

Propulsion Academy offers 12-week full-time bootcamps in full stack software development and data science in Zurich, Switzerland. The Full Stack Software Development program covers JavaScript, React.js, Docker, Python, Django, and more. The Data Science bootcamp covers R, Python, Machine Learning, natural language processing, and deep learning. Students participate in immersive, practical, and hands-on experience. Propulsion Academy aims to give students the chance to become programmers no matter their stage in life and is focused on democratizing IT education to enhance Switzerland as an important technology hub within Europe. Classes are hosted at Technopark Zürich.

Many Full Stack Development participants are beginners with some or no prior coding experience, while the Data Science students may have picked up basic programming in academia or while working within the industry. Expect both a non-technical and a technical interview throughout the application process. 

Propulsion Academy's career services team coaches students and aims to match graduates with potential employers. Propulsion Academy graduates have been hired by companies like eBay, Novartis, Swiss International Airlines, AvaWomen, Swisscom as well as startups in Switzerland.

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  • Blockchain

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    Cryptocurrency, Blockchain
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostCHF1,600
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science

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    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Munich, Zurich
    Learn the concepts of data analytics (Machine Learning, NLP, Deep Learning, Experimental Design, ...) and build solutions using technologies such as R and Python.
    Financing
    DepositUpon enrollment, you are required to pay a non-refundable CHF 3,500 deposit to reserve your seat in the program. You will have 5 days after signing the enrollment agreement to then pay your deposit.
    Tuition PlansThe remaining balance is due by the end of the second week of the program.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep WorkMust be completed before class start - takes 25 - 40 hours on average to complete.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science (Part-Time)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationZurich, Online
    Learn the concepts of data analytics (Machine Learning, NLP, Deep Learning, Experimental Design, ...) and build solutions using technologies such as R and Python.
    Financing
    DepositUpon enrollment, you are required to pay a non-refundable CHF 3,500 deposit to reserve your seat in the program. You will have 5 days after signing the enrollment agreement to then pay your deposit.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Web Development

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    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Munich, Zurich
    Students will learn how to build web-based applications (client-side, database, programming with JavasScript and Python, and deployment).
    Financing
    DepositUpon enrollment, you are required to pay a non-refundable CHF 3,500 deposit to reserve your seat in the program. You will have 5 days after signing the enrollment agreement to then pay your deposit.
    Tuition PlansThe remaining balance is due by the end of the second week of the program.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep WorkMust be completed before class start - takes 25 - 40 hours on average to complete.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Stack Web Development (Part-Time)

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    Python, JavaScript, HTML, GitHub, Git, Front End, CSS
    In PersonPart Time12 Hours/week22 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationZurich, Online
    Financing
    DepositUpon enrollment, you are required to pay a non-refundable CHF 3,500 deposit to reserve your seat in the program. You will have 5 days after signing the enrollment agreement to then pay your deposit.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Machine Learning

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    Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostCHF1,600
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python Programming

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    Python
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostCHF1,600
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Along with being the fastest growing programming language, Python is the language of choice for building data science. In this remote course you will get an in-depth hands on understanding of Python fundamentals from beginner to advanced level. This online course is for anyone new to Python with an interest in programming. This course will start with an introduction to Python and end with object oriented fundamentals. Along with fundamentals you will learn about Python data structures, automatically scraping data from the web, working with APIs (Google Maps, Twitter), create your own APIs using Flask, use Python with databases, and last but not least use python for generating automated reports. The course will end with a mini-project on the topic of your choice.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelThe only prerequisite is that you are new to Python and have an interest in programming
    Prep WorkNo.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Urmil Shah • UI Developer • Graduate
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    What really sets propulsion apart from the rest is basically three important things
    • Curriculum - The curriculum is absolutely top notch. If you're looking to ramp up with python oops , flask web dev ,SQL and data science concepts then I would definitely recommend the program. 
    •  Instructors - The instructors Thorben Croisé and Marie Bocher are very knowledgeable and approachable at the same time.
    • Community - Great supportive community. Great amount of support and feedback from your instructors and peers.
  • Zana • IT Consultant • Graduate
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    Prior to attending Propulsion's bootcamp, I already had the opportunity to gain experience in the tech space due to my work as an IT consultant with focus on product management of tech teams. However, what I always found challenging in creating really good products for users was to apply data-driven product management. In this regard, Propulsion's Data Science Bootcamp has exceeded my expectations. Thanks to the bootcamp and extremely qualified instructors, I can now develop the right products for the right customers in a much more targeted way using machine learning and deep learning algorithms. The data has always been there, but now - thanks to Propulsion - I'm equipped with the right skill-set to use it in a more meaningful way, which has been a really exciting journey for me so far. 
  • Pawinee Schoenenberger • Financial Asset Management Manager • Student
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    There are so many details packed into the 2 months course work. Please note that one full month is spared for capstone project. This is very good because it is real experience with the business. The support provided from the school is very good. If the student encounter any problem, the teacher assistant from the school always be there to help solving the problem. 

    During the 2 months’ course work, the exercise covers very wide aspect of data science. The solutions provided really explained everything. Due to very limited time, there is no time to explain all the solutions. There is also no spare time to go over the solution later during weekend either. Because the course is packed and always have to move on. Even though it seems to be too much to absorb in 2 months. To get the most out of this course, the student must prepare to invest 100% of their time, no additional work or study. 

     

    The professor are excellence. They know their topic very well in debt. The teacher assistants are very nice very knowledgeable. For any question that they do not know the results, they help to find solution until the problem is fully solved. The documentation are very good. Please also note that all are provided on line. No paper or document are given.  In conclusion, the results of this course is 100% more than expectation. Return from high cost is more than expect. IT worth the money and time invested. The results of self-study and a lot of self-practice through exercises is working. From the one who have no basic of computer programming, I can write python by heart after the course is finished. 

  • Namrata • Data Scientist • Graduate
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    It is one of a kind bootcamp with an intense workload but also quite engaging with a steep learning curve. The teachers, teacher assistants and community is very supportive. Would highly recommend this bootcamp for those interested in career transition. 
  • Shirley • Graduate
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    I joined this data science bootcamp because I received overwhelming support from the staff and CEO of propulsion academy as soon as I submitted my application online. Even though my background was in Economics and I was new to the world of programming and data science, the propulsion team were confident that I could complete the course successfully and get a job as a data scientist with their help and support. The ongoing communication to address my concerns about the final project, the Swiss job market and whether I could keep up with the material, is why Propulsion stood out compared to other bootcamps that I was considering. I got the strong feeling that they cared about every student as an individual and were devoted to maintaining a strong network of alumni.

    The bootcamp was very intense - I was amazed at how good the instructors were and how much I could learn in just three months! As Propulsion is also a well-known company in Switzerland, this experience has opened up many doors for me in the data science industry. If you are still unsure whether this bootcamp is right for you, I would say go for it! I attribute a large part of my professional success to the technical skills that were taught and people that I met during this bootcamp.
  • Matt • Data Scientist • Graduate
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    Propulsion Academy’s full-time data science bootcamp is an amazing 3 month-long, non-stop learning experience. The format allows immediate and intense, collaborative practice of learned concepts and skills and the industry team project in collaboration with a local tech company really pushes the challenge a step further by allowing the application of acquired skills to solve a real-life problem. A great advantage of the program is its industry network and the invaluable support students receive in their job search from the staff. I think it's not exaggerating to say that this is the best bootcamp in Switzerland, and probably one of the best in Europe at large.
  • Ramon • Graduate
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    It's a tough program and if you are a beginner, make sure you are well prepared. It was a very busy time for me at Propulsion, but also very rewarding. 3 month after the bootcamp I found a company to do an internship... 
  • Marco Volken • Software Engineer Intern • Graduate
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    With a professional background in law and  2-3 years of casual freetime coding experience (online tutorials, personal projects), in 2020 I decided to go for a career change. Through online research I found out about Propulsion and their Full-Stack immersive course. I also looked at other options (such as full time studies in IT at different universities) but eventually decided for the bootcamp approach due to the shorter duration and  a more practical approach. Because of Covid, the entire 12 week course was held online. In this short amount of time a lot of topics were covered, including HTML, CSS/SASS, JS, React + Redux, Python, Django, Docker and more. The structure of the course, with lectures/live-coding in the morning and  hands-on coding exercises in the afternoon was perfect for my taste and way of learning. The teaching assistants were very patient and supporting when needed, while they also encouraged us to try solving the problems through reading documentation and alike first before coming up with questions. The materials and exercises were of a wide difficulty range, so that even students with prior coding experience were constantly challenged. The last several weeks of the course the focus shifted towards working on group and portfolio projects with only a few specific lectures left, as for example useful advice regarding the job search. All in all the experience was great and it was/is clear that the whole staff cares a lot about the students and their success during and after the bootcamp. Personally I feel like I profited a lot and the course espacially strengthened my trust in my ability to learn new technologies in a short amount of time. Nevertheless I think skipping a few less important topics and especially the one-week group project right before the final project in favor of a more in-depth coverage of the more important topics/projects could improve the experience even further. For students with no prior experience at all, it’s definitely hard to keep up with the speed and can get overwhelming quite fast; personally I probably wouldn‘t feel job-ready yet (but then again, that can‘t really be expected after only 3 months). I would however definitely recommend the course to anyone with minor/casual coding experience looking for a way to skyrocket there coding skills in the shortest possible amount of time. 
  • Badru Stanicki
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    Coming from an academic research background in the sciences, I was looking for a gateway into industry as a Data Scientist. I found Propulsion and was skeptical at first, just like anyone is when they see a concept they haven’t yet experienced. The warm reception I received during the interview process, the impressive list of instructors on the website, and the various backgrounds of the other students got me quickly convinced that I was in the right spot. It was all uphill from there!
  • Jannic Veith • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I studied Engineering and had some experience with coding and algorithmic. Propulsion Academy was a great start into Web-Development and Requirements Engineering. 
    You are surrounded by many highly motivated people from diverse backgrounds, all striving to learn and get better.
    There are so many things to take away from here which have benefitted me in my current career as Fullstack Software Engineer.
  • Joseph Gill • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I completed the Full Stack Developer course at Propulsion Academy from May to July 2020. I was looking for a place to assist in my desire to quickly transition my career path to one based in Technology, and Propulsion Academy was exactly what I needed to do that. The Full-Stack course coverage of JavaScript, React, Redux, Python, DjangoDRF, and Docker was able to get me a very sound fundamental understanding of how to use these tools. The instructors and teaching assistants were competent and understanding with any and all questions I had about material and assignments. The staff's ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape due to Covid restrictions on in-person learning was also to be commended. Overall I cannot speak highly enough of the team and program at Propulsion Academy, they helped me to achieve one of my life-long desires.
  • Aldo Lamberti • Graduate
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    From the very first day of inteoduction, we felt at home, like a second family. All the staff has been dedicting their life and energy to the perfect contribution for each other, but especially for the students. 

    The course is challenging, and it really boosts you (from Propulsion hehe) in high speed to be at the forefront of research in Data Science! Sometimes I had to struggle, but the feeling of accomplishing little steps going through the way was very rewarding.

    The final project phase is interesting and important, there we were able to implement what we had learned during the course and give a business touch to it! For sure, it’s an added value when compared to other bootcamps. The connections coming from the Propulsion network are very valuable!

    Whoever thinks of a career change into Data Science, this is the place to be!

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