Introduction to Python

Introduction to Python Programming - Online

Instructor: Hiroki Sayama, Professor SSIE Department at Binghamton University.
Start Date: March 2
End Date: April 15
Delivery: Self-paced online
Location: ES 2008, Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC), Binghamton University
85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY 13850
Credentials: The students who successfully complete the course by passing the final assignment will receive the Python  Foundations digital badge.
Who can take this course: This course is open to all engineers, professionals and students.


"The Intro to Python course was a great experience in continuing education. The professor kept it very main stream and incorporated several real-world example the Python language could be applied to. I would recommend this course to any analyst looking to grow their skills. "

      -Chris, Population Health Analyst, CareCompassNetwork

"This course left me excited to learn much more about programming through Python. I look forward to learning much more."

  -Kyle, Harpur student


This online course introduces computer programming in Python for those who
have little or no prior computer programming experience. The course
will be heavily based on hands-on exercises. The course consist of video lectures with self assessment quizzes (not graded) and a final assignment (Pass/Fail). No course book is required. 


The following topics will be covered:

1. Software installation and language basics
2. Variables and data structures (strings, lists, matrices, dictionaries)
3. Flow control and function definition
4. Plotting and visualization
5. Using modules
6. Object-oriented programming


Hiroki Sayama is a Professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering. His research interests include complex dynamical networks, collective behaviors, social systems modeling, artificial life/chemistry, mathematical biology, computer and information sciences.

  • Director, Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems
  • Director, Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Complex Systems Science and Engineering
  • Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University, Japan
  • Affiliate, New England Complex Systems Institute
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015–2016)


  • $250 Standard/Industry Rate
  • (Group rate:  3-5 people from the same organization - $225 per person, contact or 607-777-6241 for Promo Code to use when you register)
  • $150 BU Faculty/Staff/Alumni and Students from non SUNY Colleges/universities
  • $75 Binghamton University Students and SUNY students  (must be matriculated)


Payment is made at the time of registration. Use registration button above.

If you are not able to pay with credit card you can contact us to make arrangements for a check payment. 


For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach at:
Phone: 607-777-6241


Please note our cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be received in writing (email, fax or letter only - no telephone calls) to the Office of Industrial Outreach by 9 a.m. by Friday, February 28 at 5 pm to receive a refund. All refunds will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after the course date. Substituting an attendee will be permitted by alerting our office. Submit your cancellation request to EMAIL:

If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.