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 (i.e. 7.5 ECTS). Alternatively, you can choose a combination of courses that add up to the equivalent of 2 units at UQ (e.g. A System View of Communications: form Signals to Packets).

More information is available about how to apply.

Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

Leiden University

Learn about clinical kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation and its challenges.

Commences: 24 September 2018
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Application deadline: 17 September 2018
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Introduction to Programming

The University of Adelaide

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of procedural programming. Topics include data types, control structures, functions, arrays, files, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. 

Course code: COMP SCI 1100OL
Commences: 8 October 2018
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
Application deadline: 1 October 2018
Maximum number of students: 20
Course description


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: 18 September 2018
ECTS: 4
UQ units equivalent: 1
Application deadline: 28 August 2018
Exam Period: 13 January 2019 – 2 February 2019 
Maximum number of students: 8
Course description (PDF, 47KB) | 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: October
ECTS: 3
UQ units equivalent: 0.8
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
Maximum number of students: 50
Course description | Preview on edX


Sharia in the West

Leiden University

The notion and practice of Sharia in the West is entirely new and in continuous development. The topic is a complex interaction between, on the one hand, aspirations of Western Muslims to apply the rules of Islam (sharia) to their everyday lives and, on the other hand, the extent to which Western legal, political, societal and cultural systems allow for such applications. 

Commences: 10 September 2018
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Application deadline: 26 August 2018
Maximum number of students: 20
Course description


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: 10 September 2018
ECTS: 6
UQ units equivalent: 1.6
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
Maximum number of students: TBA
Course description | Preview Basics on edX | Preview Advanced 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: 9 October 2018
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
Application deadline: 11 September 2018
In-person final exam: No
Maximum number of students: 30
Course description (PDF, 545KB) | Preview on edX


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: 2 November 2018
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
Application deadline: 5 October 2018
Maximum number of students: 30
Course description (PDF, 728KB) | Preview on edX


Public Values and Ethics

Leiden University

This course offers an in-depth discussion of important ethical approaches and moral issues in contemporary politics and public management.

Commences: 1 November 2018
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Application deadline: 21 October 2018
In-person final exam: Yes
Maximum number of students: 5
Course description


Research Design in Public Administration

Leiden University

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of social science, with a particular focus on the field of public administration. 

Commences: 29 October 2018
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Application deadline: 22 October 2018
In-person final exam: No
Maximum number of students: 5
Course description