Massive open online courses

Get a feeling for university studies, and gain new knowledge. Linköping
University is starting a broad initiative in massive open online courses in the
autumn of 2021

It will be possible to take one or more of Linköping University’s massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, in the autumn of 2021. This is a relatively new form of education for institutions of higher education in Sweden.

What is a MOOC?

There are several differences between a MOOC and normal single-subject courses offered by Linköping University. MOOCs:

  • do not result in the award of credits. In some courses, however, those who successfully complete the course are awarded a certificate. It is not possible to transfer results from a MOOC to further study, except for in certain special cases.
  • are open to all. There is no admission process and anyone with an email address can take the course. A MOOC may, however, recommend that those taking it have certain prior knowledge or previous experience in the subject area.
  • are always held using remote methods only, and there is no requirement to attend physical meetings.

Taking a MOOC requires a significant level of self-responsibility, since you will be using independent study to a large extent.

MOOCs offered by LiU Show/Hide content

MOOCs that LiU offers in english

Introduction to the factories of the future

An overview in the design of the Factories of the Future and the exciting developments regarding the next wave of advanced industrial digitalization (Industry 4.0). Focus will be at “Smart Factory”as a collection of interacting intelligent components, and their interaction with humans.

Introduction to the factories of the future

Sustainable and democratic digital governance

The world is going digital – what does that mean for governance, democracy and sustainability? This is an accessible introduction to the challenges that both public leadership and governance face in an increasingly digital and globalized world. The course is based on Swedish illustrations.

Sustainable and Democratic digital governance

illustration of computer in international surroundings

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Who can take a massive open online course (MOOC)?

Do I need any particular prior knowledge?

Will credits be awarded for the course?

What happens if I don’t complete the course?

Will I receive a course certificate?

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