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Java Software Developer


This course introduces you to intermediate Java programming. we explore language specific tools as the learner works through fairly complex programming tasks.

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CSA: The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.

MICT SETA: The MICT SETA partners with industry, Universities and TVET colleges (both public and private) in the delivery of respective learning programmes in its endeavour to address identified scarce skills. Its commitment to expand and improve provision of skills development for SMMEs and rural communities will contribute towards addressing the requisite skills immeasurably.

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This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's beginner courses, or have equivalent experience (6 - 12 month programming experience)

Course Overview


Learning how to program can transform your career. This course is designed to help individuals transition into software development roles and careers, by delivering a thorough and foundational introduction to programming. This introduction then extends onto building more complex applications using software development techniques:

-Learn how to use and manipulate common data types such strings, integers, doubles

-Understand the intermediate techniques of methods, switches and arrays

-Design advanced applications using Object Oriented Programming techniques

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Access to all course content
Discussion forum

Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)

Career guidance and job
search support

Tailored marking on your
code within 6 hours

Hyperion certification

Weekly video calls with mentor

On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor

$399 per month
$899 3 months up-front

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Access to all course content

Discussion forum

Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)

Career guidance and job
search support

Tailored marking on your
code within 6 hours

Hyperion certification

Weekly video calls with mentor

On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor

$599 per month
$1497 3 months up-front

Register Now

Course Syllabus

Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:


Climbing to New Heights

We quickly recap everything we should know before we start diving into the more advanced concepts in the Java spectrum, where we begin looking at the fundamental theory behind Java and how we should be splitting our functionality around our programs in a professional manner, and how to handle more advanced mishaps all the while.


Java Jargon

We start learning the more advanced variations of data structures that will give our code more power and functionality. We also learn ways to interact with files on our system through reading and writing, and end it all off by culminating our knowledge into a final project.

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Not sure which course to take or have a question? Get in touch with our course consultant who are happy to advise.

Andrae Smith

Sobane Motlomelo

Students Reviews

Why Take This Course?

This MicroDegree offers the introductory platform to programming offered by the Introduction to Programming course, but focuses on more advanced concepts and topics. If you’ve got basic programming skills and are ready to take a step further into more advanced concepts such as best practices for object-oriented programming, a deeper dive into data structures, and advanced IDE topics, this MicroDegree will allow you to flex your software development muscles.

You’ll progress through the content to build proficiency in the concepts you need to begin to develop software at a more professional level.  

Up to 80% of all current software development jobs in the South African and international markets require at least either Python, Java or C#. As a programmer working in the 21st century, you are almost guaranteed to have to use one of these languages at some point in your career - if not from day one.  There’s no doubt you’ll be in demand with this starting language package.  Just try out a search on our Careers website for one of these languages to get a feel for the jobs out there.

Handwritten feedback on your work within 6 hours of submission

24/7 online chat with your mentor and weekly 1:1 mentorship call

Full access to tailored course content and coding exercises

On-boarding guidance call with an expert mentor to check you're on the right course

Certificate and professional reference on completion

Post graduation career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prior programming experience requirements

-It is required that you have had at least 6 months programming experience or take one of our beginner courses in order to take this course.


-You are motivated to learn, and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

-You have no problems communicating fluently in written (and spoken) English.

Technical Proficiencies

- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, file navigation, saving files and opening files. 

Equipment and Technologies

-Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection *

-Ability to run a text editor such as Notepad++ or an IDE such as Visual Studio or CodeBlocks, though we will provide you with all installation files

-An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered. 

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.

Looking for a job?

This course will you prepare you with the following jobs offered by examples of some of the
companies hiring Hyperion graduates:

Senior PHP Developer


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Mobile native app developer


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Software Engineer (IT SAAS product)

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Hyperion supports Corporate Training

Are you currently employed?

Hyperion is happy to work with your employer to support them paying for your enrolment of this course.
Most companies have budgets for employee training - just ask your HR department or manager!

Are you an employer or Learning & Development Manager ?

We offer discounted and tailored training programmes for corporate teams.

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