MOOC for NTU Students

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

A MOOC is an online course hosted on the web which allows for large number of participants to read the course from anywhere in the world. MOOCs often include interactive learning components, in addition to traditional course materials. Through MOOCs, students get the opportunity to share and learn among peers from around the world and at their own pace. Students can also earn verified certificates for completed courses which serve to validate new skills and knowledge acquired.

NTU students who enrol in NTU’s pre-approved list of MOOCs offered by the world’s top universities may also have the credits transferred to their programme to fulfil their Major PE, GER PE or GER UE requirements. In order to do so, students would need to take note of the following when signing up for the MOOC.

  • If you are a current NTU student, register for an account with the MOOC platform using your NTU email address.
  • If you are a freshman who has not yet matriculated at NTU, you may register using your personal email address. Subsequently when you have matriculated at NTU, you may re-register using your NTU email address.
  • Retain a copy of the welcome email from the MOOC platform.
  • Capture a screenshot of the course learning history in the MOOC platform.
  • Retain a copy of the email from the MOOC platform indicating completion of the course and availability of certificate for downloading or viewing online.
  • Retain any other email correspondence as evidence for completion of the course.
  • Upon completing the course, submit the certificate (softcopy or online link) and supporting document which shows the enrolment and completion date to your respective School at NTU to apply for credit transfer. Provide a reflection report to your School on what you have learnt from the course.
  • Application for credit transfer received by Teaching Week 11 will have the credits recorded in the same semester. Application received after Teaching Week 11 will have the credits recorded in the following semester. Transferred credits will be recorded with a Pass grade in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 only.
  • The maximum number of AUs that you can transfer is 12 AUs throughout your candidature in NTU.
  • You must still meet the following requirements for graduation: minimum candidature period for the degree, minimum AU for letter-graded courses, minimum years of study at NTU (i.e. residential period).


Please click here for the list of pre-approved courses for credits transfer.

Please click here for FAQs on the MOOC and credit transfer.


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