Do I get a certificate of completion?
Yes. During your journey on 42, you will build your personal portfolio to get you started in your career and receive a 42 certification that is valuaed by over thousands of our hiring partners around the world.
How does 42 prepare me for work in the digital world?
42 will not teach you how to solve a specific problem or how to use a tool. At 42 you will learn to learn, how to understand the tools you are using. After 42, you will be able to solve complex problems, because you will be used to think critically, seek and share knowledge. We understand that technology changes very quickly and that it is more important for you to be able to keep your skills relevant throughout your career.
Can I go back to 42 after I have finished?
Of course! Once 42, always 42. You will return as an Alumni. The doors will always be open for you. The community will benefit greatly every time a member returns to continue advancing their knowledge and share their real-world experience
How long does it take to complete?
We believe that each person is unique and should be able to learn at their own pace. The first part of the course, known at 42 as the Inner Circle covers your foundational learning and this takes about 1 year. Statistically, completing the full curriculum usually takes about 2-3 years (allowing for internships). But it depends on you. Some may take less than 2 (two) years, while others may need 5 (five) years. It is not a race, it is a unique pace for everyone.
Is it possible to do 42 online?
No, all students collaborate at our campus, working with their peers. An essential part of journey 42 is traced through human interaction, with physical presence through our peer to peer pedagogy. This interdependence that you and your peers naturally share will drag you to campus.
Can I work part-time while at 42?
Yes you can. To be successful at 42, you will need to invest a large amount of time in your activities on campus, with many students spending about 40 hours each week on campus. Because of this, working and attending 42 at the same time can be exhausting, so keep this in mind.
Can I stop, then restart my studies?
Although we do not recommend it, you can stop at any time. The journey at 42 requires time and dedication but we know that sometimes it is not possible to continue. Instead of simply stopping to come to campus, come and talk to the pedagogical staff to find a solution. If pausing at 42 is the best way out, this is possible. You will be welcome to continue your progress where you left off, and you have up to 1 year to return
What am I going to learn at 42?
Why is the selection "Bootcamp" called and Piscine or "Pool"
The word “Piscine” is the French word for “swimming pool”, meaning that everyone should jump into the water and learn to swim together while having fun. During the Piscine you will dive into programming together and learn about coding while having fun.
It is a month of immersion, everyone dives deep into new challenges each day, many are “floating”, and if they don't want to drown, you will have to learn to swim together.
What happens during a Piscine or "Pool"?
The Piscine goes for 28 days, you jump in and learn with your peers learning how to code until your hearts content. The Piscine is designed in a way to be able to test if the 42 learning model is right for you and that you have what it takes.
During the pool, you will discover the basics of programming, from scratch. There are no prerequisites of any kind: you do not need prior experience, you do not need a diploma, as long as you are over 16 years of age. The pool is extremely stressful, challenging, frustrating, fun, and very, very intense. Don't expect a break on weekends. There is no fixed number of candidates to be selected. This means that there is no competition between candidates, and anyone can be selected - as long as they learn to swim.
What happens if I dont get selected into 42 after the Piscine? Can I try again?
What times do I need to be available during the Piscine?
The Campus is open 24/7 so you can arrive and leave at any time you prefer. The fact that it is 24 hours does not mean that they can you at the headquarters :), but that there is more flexibility in the time of you arrival and departure, or when you wish to learn.
What happens if I want to leave during the middle of a Piscine?
No problem. Candidates are free to leave the process at any time. The pedagogical staff would only be very grateful if you shared your reasons. Who knows? Sometimes talking straight to someone about it can change your mind or we can help you find another pathway into technology that suits your needs.
Is I pass the Piscine, when do I need to start?
We will have 1 or 2 intakes into 42 each year after the Piscine or "Pool". It is best for you to start your studies with us as soon as possible, for the best results. It is much better for you if you do not interrupt your learning process.
That being said, we do not prevent you from entering later as if you know that you may not be able to start your journey right after the pool, it might be fairer to leave the place open for someone who is ready to start.
How do I apply to come to 42?
From time to time we open registration and notify you through our website and social networks. The candidate must register and spend two games online, totaling a little more than two hours. It is important to remember that this test should not be done by cell phone, but on a computer. Not only because it takes time, but if you fall there is no way back and you can waste the chance. If you pass, you will be invited for a physical check-in to meet the staff and learn more about 42. Finally, you will cross the final frontier, the famous Piscina (pool) - an immersive training that lasts 28 days, super intensive programming that defines who becomes a lifelong member of the community 42. 42 only requires candidates to pass tests online and come to a check-in meeting before signing up for a pool.
What are the requirements to apply?
You must be over 18, know how to use the mouse and keyboard ☺.
The determination and willingness to learn cannot be lacking either.
Do I have to go to Adelaide for the selection process?
Online tests can be taken from anywhere in the world. During the Check in and the Piscine "Swimming Pool" phase, you must come to the Campus in person. This will be stepped out for you on our applications portal.
How many positions do you have avaliable per year?
We will have approximatley 200 places avaliable per year.
Do I need to know the basics in coding before appying?
No way! There is no coding experience required to be successful at 42. Globally our campus statistics tell us that about 50% of our "42 students" had no prior programming experience. And there is no evidence that those who already knew how to program do better than those who did not.
I can already code, is 42 for me?
42 offers a world-class curriculum that challenges students with projects of exponentially increasing complexity. Each problem is unique and requires you to think outside the box with your peers. Everyone, programmer or not, can find a very meaningful and rewarding path within 42
Why is it called 42?
Well, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" of course. They seek the answer to everything and, for that, builds a super-intelligent robot capable of answering any question. When questioning the robot about the meaning of life, the universe and everything, he gave thousands of years to perform the calculations and discover the answer. That answer was just that number. 42 is our answer to how the education of the future can be.
What is the history of 42?
The first 42 was École 42 in Paris, a free private programming school, opened in 2013 by Xavier Niel, a billionaire entrepreneur in the telecommunications industry. With a disruptive methodology, a model never seen and liberating philosophy, 42 achieved impressive results (100% of graduates were employed in France). Due to the great success, 42 opened a campus in Silicon Valley in 2016. Other schools around the world have partnered with 42 to offer the same experience. And so 42 | Australia was born.
Are there other 42 campuses?
Yes, we are part of a world wide network of over 30 campuses in 20 countries, with more than 10'00 students studying across the world. 42 Adelaide is the first campus in Australia.
When will 42 Adelaide open?
We are currently taking applications and our first "Piscine" or bootcamp will start in May 2021. Be sure to apply and pass the online test to keep up to date with next steps and timing. You can also keep up to date on our facebook page facebook.com/42adelaide.
Is 42 free?
Yes, 100% tuition free.
Am I entitled to a government study allowance while at 42?
If you are an Australian resident, or an eligible participant and you sign up with our RTO partner to receive a Diploma of Information Technology while you will be able to receieve a relevent government payment. Find out more about your entitlements on the Services Australia Website.
How is the learning structured?
All 42 Network campuses share very similar project trees, with more than 200 projects structured on a graph we call the galaxy. When you complete a project, move on to the next one on the trail, until you can choose between different paths, to acquire different skills. Each student has their own unique experience.
How is the journey gamified?
You progress in the curriculum by completing projects and gaining experience points. With these points, you level up and unlock projects and specialization trails. You are also recognised for mastering specific skills and completing missions, or contributing to the wider community. Levels range from 0 to 21.
How is the curriculum kept up to date with industry and current trends?
The original curriculum was created in 2013 by the 42 Paris team, which consists of veterans of computing and pedagogy in France. Since then it has evolved according to the cooperation of staff from Paris and other campuses, as well as companies and even students themselves, who can suggest and develop projects together with the pedagogical team
Why don't you have teachers?
42’s program is based on peer-to-peer learning, so all students work together, teach, and learn from each other. Thus, at 42 Adelaide, you’ll be a teacher and a student at the same time. You can also count on a pedagogical team that helps you guide your curriculum and ensures the school’s running smoothly.
What is peer-to-peer learning?
Peer-to-peer learning, or peer learning, is a learning model in which participants learn from each other rather than from a single teacher. This exercises critical thinking, group work, communication and a sense of community. Members also evaluate each other and learn more from each feedback given or received from their peers.
What is project based learning?
In project-based learning, students gain a deeper understanding of a subject through active exploration of real-world challenges. You learn by doing and critically evaluating the result, instead of simply following instructions and memorising.