Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Looking for a convenient way to expand your skills or increase knowledge in the hottest technology topics? We have joined the world’s largest online learning platform to offer non-credit courses that don’t require university enrollment. 

The University at Buffalo, in conjunction with Open SUNY - the State University of New York, has partnered with Coursera to deliver massive open online courses (MOOCs) across the globe. The UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences launched its first set of courses in January 2017 and continues to develop content examining the technologies disrupting society.

MOOCs – the term arising from a class presented at Canada’s University of Manitoba – are an evolution of distance learning made possible by the internet and multimedia. They aim to provide unlimited participation and open access on the web

Coursera was founded in 2012 and has since become the world’s largest open, online education provider, reaching 25 million registered users through courses delivered by 150 universities. They feature recorded video lectures, resource materials, assignments and community discussion forums.

Specializations

8/30/18
The four courses of the Blockchain Specialization focus on blockchain basics, smart contracts, decentralized applications, and blockchain platforms.
9/4/18
The Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment course focuses on objectively examining cobot workcells and proactively eliminating hazards.
8/30/18
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology Specialization, consisting of nine courses, provides an in-depth look at Industry 4.0 – manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution” of digital-based technology advances.
10/10/18
The four courses of the Energy Industry: Production, Distribution & Safety specialization provide introductory knowledge about the energy industry and affiliated career opportunities.