A range of online courses is available, with more to come from other participating universities as the program develops. You'll study online with students from across the globe.

We recommend choosing courses that are equivalent to 2 units at UQ. Alternatively, you can choose a combination of courses that add up to the equivalent of 2 units at UQ (e.g. Topology in Condensed Matter and Solar Energy).

More information is available about how to apply.

Courses in Semester 2, 2017

Anthropology of Current World Issues

The University of Queensland

Learn to use anthropological ideas to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view.

Course code: World101x
Commences: 24 July 2017
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
Course description [DOC] | Preview on edX


Astrophysics

Australian National University

Learn contemporary astrophysics from the leaders in the field (a 4 MOOC XSeries program)

Course codes: ASTRO1x, ASTRO2x, ASTRO3x, ASTRO4x
Start date: TBA
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
In-person final exam: Yes
Course description | Preview on edX


English Grammar and Style

The University of Queensland

Learn key concepts and strategies in grammar and style to help enhance your writing and confidently respond to the demand of high levels of literacy in the 21st century.

Course code: Write101x
Commences: 24 July 2017
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
In-person final exam: No
Course description [DOC] | Preview on edX


Evidence-Based Practice in Management

Australian National University

Learn how to make better managerial decisions through the judicious and strategic use of the best available evidence.

Course code: EBM01x
Start date: TBA
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
In-person final exam: Yes
Course description [DOC] | Preview on edX


Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Physics: Applications

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Learn about plasma applications from nuclear fusion powering the sun, to making integrated circuits, to generating electricity.

Course code: PHYS 445
Commences: 19 September 2017
ECTS: 4
Application deadline: 15 July 2017
Maximum number of students: 20
Course description [PDF, 47KB] | Preview on edX


The Psychology of Criminal Justice

The University of Queensland

Learn how behavioural science can improve our criminal justice system.

Course code: Crime101x
Commences: 24 July 2017
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
In-person final exam: No
Course description [DOC] | Preview on edX


Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology

Delft University of Technology

How to deal with risks and ethical questions raised by development of new technologies.

Course code: UD9007
Commences: 1 October 2017
ECTS: 3
Application deadline: 15 July 2017
Maximum number of students: 40
Course description | Preview on edX


Transport Phenomena: Basics and Advanced

Delft University of Technology

Learn how to tackle complex mass and heat transfer problems and apply the results in your own environment.

Course code: UD9006
Commences: 11 September 2017
ECTS: 6
Application deadline: 15 July 2017
Maximum number of students: 50
Course description | Preview Basics on edX | Preview Advanced on edX


Courses in Semester 1, 2018

Building with Nature

Delft University of Technology

Learn how to use ecological and engineering design principles to develop more effective and sustainable hydraulic infrastructure.

Course code: UD9005
Commences: 1 March 2018
ECTS: 1
UQ units equivalent: 0.2
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: No
Course description | Preview on edX


Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making

Delft University of Technology

Learn how to solve complex problems with analysis based decision-making and solution designs.

Course code: UD9001
Commences: 1 March 2018
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: Yes
Course description | Preview on edX


Data Analysis: Take it to the MAX

Delft University of Technology

Enhance your data analysis skills using spreadsheets and data visualization. Increase your productivity and make better business decision.

Course code: UD9004
Commences: 1 March 2018
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: No
Course description | Preview on edX


Fundamentals of Biomedical Imaging

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

2 MOOCs equivalent to one on-campus course
Course code: PHYS 438
Commences: 19 February 2018
ECTS: 4
UQ units equivalent: 1
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: No
Course description [PDF]
Previews on edX:
Fundamentals of Biomedical Imaging (MRI)
Fundamentals of Biomedical Imaging (Ultrasounds, X-ray, PET and applications)


Next Generation Infrastructure

Delft University of Technology

Explore the challenges and complexity of both global and local infrastructure (IT/Telecom, Energy, Water and Transportation) and how to make the best decisions to improve it.

Course code: UD9003
Commences: 1 March 2018
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: Yes
Course description | Preview on edX


Signal Processing for Communications (Digital Processing)

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Course code: COM 303
Commences: 19 February 2018
ECTS: 6
UQ units equivalent: 1.6
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: No
Course description [PDF] | Preview on Coursera


Solar Energy

Delft University of Technology

Discover the power of solar energy and learn how to design a complete photovoltaic system.

Course code: UD9002
Commences: 1 March 2018
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: Yes
Course description | Preview on edX


Topology in Condensed Matter

Delft University of Technology

Get a simple and hands-on overview of topological insulators, Majoranas, and other topological phenomena.

Course code: AP3202
Commences: 13 February 2018
ECTS: 6
UQ units equivalent: 1.6
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
In-person final exam: No
Course description | Preview on edX