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 200 universities and partners. They feature recorded video lectures, resource materials, assignments and community discussion forums.


The four-part Blockchain series focuses on blockchain basics, smart contracts, decentralized applications, and blockchain platforms.
The Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment course focuses on objectively examining cobot workcells and proactively eliminating hazards.
Computer Vision Basics explores foundational concepts of the rapidly expanding research field that aims to make computers see and interpret the world as humans do.
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology series, consisting of nine courses, provides an in-depth look at Industry 4.0 – manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution” of digital-based technology advances.
The four courses of the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety series provide introductory knowledge about the energy industry and affiliated career opportunities.