The curriculum of 42 Vienna is based on the innovative program and content of École 42, Paris. This program is now used in over 54 campuses in more than 31 countries worldwide.
The 42 experience
Your progress is monitored on the basis of experience points that you gain after completing a project within your personal curriculum. Each completed project unlocks the next one; each following project becomes more and more complex and is increasingly scored. Your progress is measured in levels, just like a computer game.
Peer-to-peer learning removes the teacher in favour of collaborative learning between students. Through collaboration, students must seek and share knowledge, solve real problems and achieve goals - together. You will develop teamwork and communication skills that are as important as coding in the working life.
Peer-corrections are also an essential part of our peer-learning curriculum. They are an educational technique where students correct each other. By giving and receiving information and by alternating between training and learning, 42 students adapt and progress rapidly.
Instead of learning a lot of theory, which may never be applied in real life, you will have to solve increasingly difficult programming tasks. Our innovative curriculum and project-based learning method is similar to real-life work situations. It prepares you for the world of work while you learn how to search for the theory and tools you need.
Individual Paths and Timeframes
Students are given milestones and recommended deadlines, but it is up to you to take more or less time than recommended. In our game-based system you can repeat each project like a level in a game. The school is designed for a three-year duration, with some progressing faster, others slower. It's the results that count. No two paths are the same.
At 42 of course, you learn how to code, but more importantly, we teach you how to learn. Throughout your studies you will develop skills that will help you stay curious, adapt to situations and build confidence to tackle any challenge coming your way - the exact skills needed for your dream job.
A word from our students
During your studies at 42 Vienna you’ll learn both technical (hard) skills and social (or soft) skills.
- Artificial intelligence
- Technology integration
- System administration
- Data & databases
- Parallel computing
- Problem solving
- Personal organization
- Critical thinking