University of Queensland's Successful Move from MOOCs to MicroMasters

Two million students have attracted the University of Queensland’s UQx MOOC and MicroMasters programs –in particular, Sustainable Energy and Corporate Innovation.

“The enrolment numbers confirm that MOOCs remain an effective way to present UQ’s quality teaching to a global audience,” said UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright.

She highlighted the fact that UQ has moved from the standalone “showcase” MOOCs to MicroMasters programs which are recognized by employers and can be also used by students to seek entry to on-campus programs.

“We are applying that expertise to transform the on-campus delivery of courses for UQ students,” Professor Wright said.

UQx last year established MicroMasters programs in Business Leadership and Leadership in Global Development.


UQx’s catalog on edX now stands at 47 MOOCs, including four MicroMasters programs.