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Open online learning

What is open online learning?

Open online learning gives you access to free online courses that are open to everyone. You'll be taught by our leading academics and become part of a worldwide community of learners.

Why should I try an open online course?

  • It's free, online and you can study anytime, from anywhere.
  • Brush-up on your skills or try something new.
  • Learn from outstanding educators who are experts in their fields.
  • Study alongside people from all over the world.

Our partnership with FutureLearn

We're pleased to offer our collection of free open online courses through FutureLearn. They're one of the world's largest sites for MOOCs, and they offer a diverse selection of courses.

We've partnered with FutureLearn to give you an enjoyable social learning experience. You'll learn alongside students from around the world on a platform that lets you discuss course content, make fresh discoveries and develop new ideas.

By partnering with FutureLearn, we can provide lifelong learning opportunities to everyone, anywhere in the world.


Business, management and marketing

Business process management: an introduction to process thinking

24 July 2017
27 November 2017

Understand the importance of value-driven process thinking in today's dynamic business environment.

Social media analytics

29 May 2017
21 August 2017
13 November 2017

How can you tap into social media conversations, and discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you?

Fundamentals of BPM: Process identification and discovery

28 August 2017

The Fundamentals of Business Process Management (BPM) program introduces the fundamental principles, techniques and tools for actively managing business processes. Process identification and discovery is the first of a series of three courses in the program.

Fundamentals of BPM: Process analysis and redesign

2 October 2017

Process analysis and redesign is the second of three courses in the Fundamentals of Business Process Management program. This course covers the third and fourth phases of the BPM lifecycle: analysis and redesign.

Leadership coaching through turbulent times: playing with eFIRE

2 October 2017

Learn how to use the latest coaching methodologies to help your staff and your organisation thrive in an uncertain business climate.

Fundamentals of BPM: Process implementation and monitoring

6 November 2017

Process implementation and monitoring is the third of a series of three courses in the program Fundamentals of Business Process Management. This course covers the fifth and sixth phases of the BPM lifecycle: implementation and monitoring.

Science, mathematics and technology

Robotics and society

28 August 2017

Robots are increasingly being applied to an array of areas in society from mechanisation to exploration. Learn how robotics are helping to solve key issues facing society today from food production to transport, population aging to environment change.

Big Data: From data to decisions

8 May 2017

Get a practical insight into big data analytics, and popular tools and frameworks for collecting, storing, managing and analysing data.

Making robots move

2 October 2017

Robots are our future and we need people who understand how to get them moving. As part of our Introducing Robotics program, this course dives into the principle of kinematics, allowing you to understand robot motion and join control.

Big Data: statistical inference and machine learning

12 June 2017

Learn how to apply selected statistical and machine learning techniques and tools to analyse big data.

Build a robot arm

6 November 2017

Take your learning to the next level and actually design, build and program a simple robot arm. This is real-world learning opening up real-world opportunities.

Big Data: mathematical modelling

17 July 2017

Learn how to apply selected mathematical modelling methods to analyse big data in this free online course.

Big Data: data visualisation

21 August 2017

Data visualisation is vital in bridging the gap between data and decisions. Discover the methods, tools and processes involved.

Robotic Vision: principles of vision

28 August 2017

What is vision? Learn the basics of human and robot vision, the concept of perspective and the constituent parts of an image.

Robotic Vision: processing images

2 October 2017

How do computers process images? Learn about image processing and image features, and how robots can be programmed to see.

Robotic Vision: making robots see

13 November 2017

How does my robot see? Get involved in a vision project by writing the code for a complete vision system.

Predictive analytics

Date to be confirmed. Register your interest.

Collecting big data is just the first step. Once you have it, how do you make sense of it? This course will show you how predictive analytics tools can help you gain information, knowledge and insights from big data.

Teaching and studying

Kickstart your career

6 November 2017

Building a satisfying career is a lifelong process. Explore what you really want for your future and what opportunities are available to you.


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