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Free online courses (MOOC)

Free online courses (MOOC)

Welcome to our MOOCs - free digital courses that are open to everyone and start whenever you want. The courses span topics such as entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence in the hospitality industry and project management.

Work and technology on human terms

The purpose of this online course is to contribute to safer and healthier workplaces as well as to maintain or improve organisational performance.

MOOC Introduction to Tools for Robotics
Introduction to tools for robotics

Explore the different tools and software to design, test, and prototype custom robot parts and robust robot behaviour.

Career planning essentials: Unlock your future

This course will prepare you for the labour market. It explains how a strong personal brand can increase your job opportunities. The aim of the course is to give you the necessary tools to secure a meaningful position that will be stimulating and that enables personal growth and development.

Underhållsteknik Mooc
Introduction to Maintenance Engineering

Balance reliability, management, and company performance as a maintenance engineer. Explore maintenance engineering basics, and see why it’s essential to industry.

Introduction to acting

We see more acting and look at more actors now than ever before in history. In addition, acting schools have a constant enormously high application rate. But what is acting really? What do all the people we see on TV do? And what is this craft that you might want to learn?

Demystifying Business Models for New Entrepreneurs

If you are ready to start your own business or if you want to develop the business of a company where you are employed, this is the right course for you. You get an understanding of what business models are and how they are used to make a company in the hospitality industry successful.

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in the Tourism Industry

Discover how artificial intelligence is set to shape the future of tourism, in this introductory tourism management course.

Plan for Project Success: Project Planning and Management

You as a project manager are the one who can decide whether a project succeeds or not. In this course we explore different perspectives how to plan for project success.

Kundnöjdhet i besöknäringen
In Swedish • Map and measure customer satisfaction in tourist companies

In this course you will learn more about how to measure customer satisfaction in tourism companies and common reasons why companies fail to create satisfied customers.

MOOC kundnöjdhet i besöksnäringen
In Swedish • Customer satisfaction in tourist companies - an introduction

The course is primarily aimed at those who work or plan to work in the tourism industry and secondarily at anyone who is interested in tourism issues and service quality.

Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Place Potential

Gain valuable insights into microclimate effects on urban planning, and learn to design successful tourist and residental areas.

Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Design Potential

Discover climate’s impact on urban planning, and how to analyse it when creating residential and tourist spaces.

Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Tourist Destinations

What makes a top tourist destination? Discover what gives a destination ‘place potential’ and build skills for working in tourism.

Snow: What It Is and Why It Matters

Explore the science of snow – how it forms, its different types, and how it can best be used.

Workplace wellbeing: How to build Self-Esteem and Manage Stress

Discover workplace wellbeing through stress management, building self-esteem, task prioritisation, and healthy relationships.

What is a MOOC?

The term MOOC is an abbreviation of Massive Open Online Course. It is used worldwide and refers to web-based courses that are free of charge and available to anyone who wants to attend them. They can either be performed at your own pace or according to a schedule with synchronized groups, with a predetermined start and stop date.

The abbreviation MOOC stands for:

  • Massive: The course has an unlimited number of places.
  • Open: Anyone can take the course and there is no application process.
  • Online: The course is offered over the internet.
  • Course: That which is offered is a course of varying scope.

Is this for me?

Luleå University of Technology has developed several new MOOCs for you who want to broaden or deepen your knowledge in a number of different subject areas such as economics, marketing, digitization and entrepreneurship. 

The MOOC courses comprise approximately 10-15 hours of study and are given via LTU Professional Education, the university's organization for further education of professionals. You decide where and when to study. The courses are free, but for a fee you can choose to issue a certificate after completing the course with a passed result. 

All MOOCs are basically free of charge. What costs money is if you choose to issue a certificate certifying that you have completed the course with a passed result. A certificate costs about SEK 600.

From the day you choose to start the course, you have 14-21 days to complete it (depending on the length of the course, more information if there is in the course description). If you have not had time to complete the course, you can, for a fee, extend the study period and then have unlimited time to complete the course.