Curated & Open Source Computer Science Degree


Open Source Option

Open Source Society University –

Curated Option

Semester 1 – Introduction

Introduction to Computer Science

  • What is computation?
  • Branching and Iteration
  • String Manipulation, Guess and Check, Approximations, Bisection
  • Decomposition, Abstractions, Functions
  • Tuples, Lists, Aliasing, Mutability, Cloning
  • Recursion, Dictionaries
  • Testing, Debugging, Exceptions, Assertions
  • Understanding Program Efficiency
  • Searching and Sorting

Mathematics for Programing

  • Number Bases
  • Modular Arithmetic
  • Sequences
  • Series
  • Number theory

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • Introduction to HTML5
  • Introduction to CSS3
  • Coding a static website
  • Introduction to Javascript
  • Build a web application using Javascript

Effective Communication

Semester 2 – Deep Dive

Python Programing

  • Python
  • Django
  • Builtin functions
  • Modules and packages’
  • Python GUI
  • Data science
  • Machine learning

Object Oriented Programing with Python

  • Introduction to OOP and key concepts
  • Classes
  • Instances and instance attributes
  • Properties
  • Methods
  • Aliasing, mutation and cloning


  • Relational database design
  • SQL introduction
  • Simple data handling (select, insert, update, delete)
  • Joins
  • Aggregation
  • View and non permanent tables
  • Stored Procedures, cursors, and windows functions
  • Introduction to NoSQL with MongoDB

Problem Solving and Critical thinking

Semester 3 – Specialization

Specialization – students can select one of the following paths as their specialization

How to write clean code

  • Clean code with Javascript
  • Modules in Javascript
  • Design patterns and principles
  • Testing
  • Error handling

Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Storage, database, networking, virtualization, containers, and cloud architecture
  • Configure elasticity, Auto scaling
  • Launch Amazon RDS and a NoSQL database
  • Create a Platform as a Service (PaaS) application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Implement serverless computing and Docker containers on AWS using AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS
  • Create serverless event-driven architectures on Lambda
  • Create loosely coupled services with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS

Git and Github

  • Branching and merging
  • Fetching and pulling
  • Git collaboration workflows
  • Rebasing

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