Free Online General Computer Science Courses from Top Universities

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General computer science courses are offered for free by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare platform. Download course materials from the website, and you're good to go.
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Free General Computer Science Courses

Free general computer science courses are offered at MIT. Topics include systems analysis and applied probability and the theory of computation.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

These courses are offered online for free from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From distributed algorithms to the structure and interpretation of computer programs, students have a vast array of course topics from which to choose.

Free Online General Computer Science Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/lecture notes/video lectures Yes Yes Yes
Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization course from MIT Graduate Textbook/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Machine Learning course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Introduction to Algorithms course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/video lectures Yes Yes Yes
Ambient Intelligence course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Theory of Computation course from MIT Graduate Textbook Yes Yes Yes
Distributed Algorithms course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Information and Entropy course from MIT Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Randomized Algorithms course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Advanced Natural Language Processing course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes

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Full Sail University

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Florida Tech

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Saint Leo University

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  • MS: Cybersecurity

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Penn Foster High School

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Keiser University

  • Master of Business Admin - Information Security Management
  • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
  • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

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