At 42, learning isn’t bound by time. Build your own flexible schedule.
Are you looking to learn, to gain new skills and become a highly trained software engineer? Are you interested in sitting in lectures for hours? At 42, we’re not so interested in the lectures part. It’s proven that you’ll learn and retain far more by actually building software, so that’s what you do at 42.
The 42 program is a college-level computer programming/software engineering program in a professional environment. Actively manage what you learn and when you learn: work on projects that furnish skills you’re interested in.
42 uses project-based learning and students progress in their own time-frame, so you can start and complete projects when it suits you. 42 is open 24/7, 365 days a years, so come when you have time.
42 doesn’t separate “part-time” and “full-time” students. For more on the 42 program and our curriculum, visit the 42 program page. Many 42 students live locally and complete the 42 program on what traditional universities would consider to be a part-time basis.
As with all students, to be accepted, you’ll need to pass the Piscine first. Once you’ve completed Basic Training and been accepted, you can then select a start date.
We don’t follow an academic calendar, so we have multiple start dates throughout the year on an ongoing basis. Please find below a list of the current start dates for the 42 program:
October 22, 2018
November 26, 2018
February 11, 2019
April 29, 2019
July 22, 2019
September 16, 2019
Skills For a Lifetime
Rather than a series of languages and specific technologies, 42’s program follows a logical sequence of 17 long-lasting skills. These skills also have the same fundamental element: personal adaptability, learning, coping and solving new challenges that they will inevitably face regularly. Even if it has a few obligatory paths, 42’s program is individually tailored throughout.
Although the 42 program was designed to be completed in roughly 3 years, this depends on whether students undertake internships, and part-time or full-time jobs. How long each student takes to complete the program depends on their needs, learning style, and jobs/internships.
Learning at Your Pace
Each student advances at their own pace. Some notions are instinctively simpler for them to develop, while others will require further attempts. On this basis, lessons at 42 do not have fixed time limits; each student progresses not in relationship to their position within the whole graduating class (where the individual who is the furthest behind slows down the entire group), but at their own pace. It is difficult to fall behind when following 42’s educational curriculum because it is 100% individualized.