< WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT, A MODEL FIT FOR TODAY & TOMORROW >
42 is designed so you progress through the curriculum or "projects" as they are known at 42 in a gamified way.
Each new step is a logical step, challenging you more as you go, building experience, skills, and self-confidence. You can easily choose different paths and discover what you like best!
We believe the most effective way to learn is through collaborative engagement with your peers. 42 is structured to help you become resourceful without depending on teachers or lecturers. We have NO formal classrooms, schedules, or teachers. You learn from and with your peers. We immerse you into an environment where you are driven to research and share knowledge to solve problems you do not (yet) know how to solve. Guidance from 42 Adelaide facilitators is provided throughout the whole process, but we emphasize the value of self-learning and teamwork.
Our Curriculum is set up like a game. You earn points for completed projects and rewarded for achievements, and your level unlocks milestones. Gamified learning approaches are proven to make you learn faster. You understand things much quicker when you are fully engaged in what you are learning!
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Our project-based curricula consist of real-world problems where your goals are achieved by unleashing creativity, solving practical challenges, and working on hands-on projects with increasing difficulty. You learn how to understand, apply theory and tools, adopt new skills, and work in a team with minimal direction. We equip you to succeed and navigate the fast changes in the software industry!
REAL WORLD SKILLS
The dual focus on hard skills, soft skills and entrepreneurship ensures the development of highly sought-after interpersonal abilities that differentiates our graduates. You learn how to pursue excellence and gain confidence by always seeking new information, collaborating and discussing in teams, setting goals and deadlines, and thinking for yourself. You gain skills for life!
YOUR OWN PATH AND PACE
Complete freedom and flexible pace to design learning paths. Once you have acquired a solid base in programming, you have full liberty to choose projects that allow you to gain knowledge in the areas and topics that interest you the most. You can tailor your schedule and learning pace to your needs with our campus that is open 24/7, 365 days a year. We set milestones, but you take charge of your time and learn when you feel most productive.
< YOUR STUDENT JOURNEY AT 42 ADELAIDE >
START YOUR STUDIES
Once you have been accepted into 42, your education if fully funded. Your first projects are designed to build on the knowledge that you have gained during the Piscine "pool".
You will commence your education at 42 Adelaide with hundreds of other students you "swam with" in the Piscine and we have two kick offs each year.
8 - 12 months
You focus on carefully designed projects, by the end you will have the foundations to start your career and master what takes other years. Starting with command line interactions, C & elementary algorithms, you move on to graphics, algorithms, Unix, C++ and web to name a few. Eligible students will also be able to enrol in a Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming), ICT50220 from our RTO partner Academy IT (40358).
COMPLETE AN INTERSHIP
Put what you have learned into practice within a professional environment with a 6 month internship with a company.
Around 80% of students will launch their careers here, or you can come back and study the second part of the curriculum full-time or part-time while employed. It is up to you!
12 - 18 months
Now you have arrived at the largest part of our curriculum.
There are over 200 projects to choose from so you can continue to advance your skills and specialise in something you are passionate about. Cyber | AI | Advanced programming | Entrepreneurship or something completely different. Everything is possible!
< OUR CURRICULUM AND SPECIALISATIONS >
CREATE YOUR OWN PORTFOLIO!
With the flexible curriculum at 42, you take charge of your own skill set and create your very own portfolio depending on your interests and future plans.
LEARN THE SKILLS YOU WANT AND NEED!
Do this in many languages including C, C++, Ruby, Python, Java, Unix and more.
PROGRAMMING & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
IMPERATIVE PROGRAMMING | Discover the paradigm of statements and the how behind your programs
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING | Discover abstraction and programming with actions and data
FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING | Maths and programming meet to create functions for advanced computation
GRAPHICS | Light up pixels and use mathematics to create simulations, visualizations, and games
ALGORITHMS & AI | Take command of your programs with calculations and rules to perform a diverse number of solved and unsolved problems
DB & DATA | Storing and analysis of data and its application in the foundations and future of technology
SECURITY | Defend systems & computers with techniques to ensure the safety of servers, data & users
NETWORKS & SYS ADMIN | Build, connect and maintain systems across hardware, software & more
PARALLEL COMPUTING |Combine the power of networking with programming to process large sets of data and reach into a world of massive connective computing power
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION | Create new solutions to problems by taking technology & applying it
ENTREPRENUERSHIP | The know-how acquired makes it possible in particular to become a start-up creator or to excel in leadership or as a project manager
ADAPTION & CREATIVITY | Learn to adjust to nuances of a changing environment and moving out of one context into another in a creative way
COMPANY EXPERIENCE | Get real world experience through internships, workshops and projects with companies
GROUP & INTERPERSONAL | Work with others to solve problems bigger than one person learning communication, collaboration and teamwork skills
CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING | Learn your own unique problem solving skills through innovation and experimental approaches to imaginative challenges
< WHAT DOES A CAREER AFTER 42 LOOK LIKE>
After 42 you can go anywhere.
Start your own company, join the defence, film or gaming industry, or even advance and specialise in an area of programming.
The sky is the limit!
Software, Web or Full stack Developer| | Programmer | Entrepreneur | Network Administrator | Cyber
In the end, once you’ve finished at 42 Adelaide you’ll have the ability to learn how to learn. This means you can bring your skills to any field in any industry and help improve it. You’ll be able to handle anything any industry throws at you.
Software Developer @ Blade
"Before hearing about 42 I went to a public college for IT sciences. I kept waiting to learn about and do real things, but it never happened. I was simply bored with cold science and knowledge that was just not in line with the needs of a modern developer's life and work. Then I saw 42's study program, which gave me no timeline, but just a comprehensive list of what 42 students had to realise at the time. I went to Paris immediately, I met amazing people and learned so much about life from them, and I worked with professionals on common projects, which helped through the transition to the work world. Now that I'm working, I continue to grow using the tools 42 gave me: quick and efficient learning, sociability and a general misunderstanding of the concept of "end of day".