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. Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation and Research in Public Administration).

More information is available about how to apply.

Image Ability - Visualizing the Unimaginable

Delft University of Technology

Enhance your communication to illustrate and convey complex messages, concepts and ideas clearly to your audience using the right visual language. By the Delft University Faculty of Architecture, which is ranked 3rd in the QS World Rankings.

Commences: 12 September 2019
ECTS: 3
UQ units equivalent: 0.8
Expression of interest deadline: 19 August 2019
Application deadline: 26 August 2019
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The Basics of Transport Phenomena

Delft University of Technology

Learn the basic framework to work on a broad spectrum of engineering problems concerning transfer of heat, mass and momentum. Learn through examples of everyday processes at home, in the lab and in industry.

Commences: 9 September 2019
ECTS: 6
UQ units equivalent: 1.6
Expression of interest deadline: 19 August 2019
Application deadline: 26 August 2019
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Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology

Delft University of Technology

How to assess new technologies and deal with the risks and ethical questions raised by their development.

Commences: 7 October 2019
ECTS: 3
UQ units equivalent: 0.8
Expression of interest deadline: 19 August 2019
Application deadline: 26 August 2019
Course description


Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

Leiden University

In this course you will learn about clinical kidney, pancreas and islet transplantations and the associated challenges.

Commences: every month
ECTS: 3
UQ units equivalent: 0.8
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EU Policymaking and Implementation

Leiden University

In this course you will learn more about policymaking and the implementation of policymaking in the European Union.

Commences: 28 October 2019
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Expression of interest deadline: 30 September 2019
Application deadline: 7 October 2019
Course description | Preview on coursera


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: 28 October 2019
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Expression of interest deadline: 30 September 2019
Application deadline: 7 October 2019
Course description


Research in Public Administration

Leiden University

What makes research academic? What is the role of theory development in the social sciences? How does one translate abstract concepts into observable indicators? This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of social science research, with a particular focus on the field of public administration.

Commences: 28 October 2019
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Expression of interest deadline: 30 September 2019
Application deadline: 7 October 2019
Course description


Sharia in the West

Leiden University

The notion and practice of Sharia in the West is entirely new and in continuous development. In this course we will discuss the interaction between what Muslims in the West want and do in terms of Sharia, and how the Western legal, political, societal and cultural systems respond to these manifestations of Sharia.

Commences: 12 September 2019
ECTS: 5
UQ units equivalent: 1.3
Expression of interest deadline: 19 August 2019
Application deadline: 26 August 2019
Course description


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: WRIT1101X
Commences: 9 October 2019
ECTS: 7.5
UQ units equivalent: 2
Expression of interest deadline: 4 September 2019
Application deadline: 11 September 2019
Course descriptionPreview 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.

Commences: 1 November 2019
ECTS: 7.5 
UQ units equivalent: 2
Expression of interest deadline: 24 September 2019
Application deadline: 1 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Basics in Food Safety

Wageningen University and Research

Learn about bacteria, pesticides and health hazards present in food.

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Food Security and Sustainability: Food Access

Wageningen University and Research

Learn the basics of food access decision-making. In other words, who decides what ends up on your plate. Spoiler alert: it’s not just you!

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Human Microbiome

Wageningen University and Research

Learn how you can impact your health by balancing your gut health, and how your microbiome together with your diet can improve normal gut function.

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 1
UQ units equivalent: 0.2
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition

Wageningen University and Research

Learn the fundamentals of nutrition and its impact on human health.

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Undernutrition

Wageningen University and Research

Learn about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact human health.

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production

Wageningen University and Research

Learn the basics of crop production and find out how to feed the future world population without depleting our planet’s resources.

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 2
UQ units equivalent: 0.5
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for Life

Wageningen University and Research

Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives.

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 3
UQ units equivalent: 0.8
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Sustainable Food Security: The Value of Systems Thinking

Wageningen University and Research

Learn to apply a systems approach to food production with a focus on environmental sustainability, based on different disciplines.

Commences: 15 October 2019
ECTS: 3
UQ units equivalent: 0.8
Expression of interest deadline: 8 October 2019
Application deadline: 15 October 2019
Course description | Preview on edX


Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Physics

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The goal of the course is to provide the physics and technology basis for controlled fusion research, from the main elements of plasma physics to the reactor concepts.

Commences: 15 September 2019
ECTS: 4
UQ units equivalent: 1
Expression of interest deadline: 6 September 2019
Application deadline: 15 September 2019
Course description


Fundamentals of Biomedical Imaging

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The goal of this course is to illustrate how modern principles of basic science approaches are integrated into the major biomedical imaging modalities of importance to biology and medicine, with an emphasis on those of interest to in vivo.

Commences: 17 February 2020
ECTS: 4
UQ units equivalent: 1
Expression of interest deadline: 10 February 2020
Application deadline: 17 February 2020
Course description


Signal processing for communications

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Students learn digital signal processing theory, including discrete time, Fourier analysis, filter design, adaptive filtering, sampling, interpolation and quantization; they are introduced to image processing and data communication system design.

Commences: 17 February 2020
ECTS: 6
UQ units equivalent: 1.6
Expression of interest deadline: 10 February 2020
Application deadline: 17 February 2020
Course description | Preview on coursera