• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
Build Learning Skills to Excel at University. Learn to solve problems, think critically, and communicate effectively in your university courses. The Academic Skills for University Success course is offered by Coursera in partnership with The University of Sydney.
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Overview

Develop skills in information & digital literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication.

This Academic Skills for University Success Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with The University of Sydney is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. 

The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture.

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
    • Intensity 5 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Information & Digital Literacy for University Success
  • Problem-Solving Skills for University Success
  • Critical Thinking Skills for University Success
  • Communication Skills for University Success
  • Academic Skills for University Success: Capstone

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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