Johns Hopkins Engineering is proud to partner with Coursera to offer online courses that are accessible to everyone.

Johns Hopkins University has offered courses through Coursera, the largest open online education provider, since its launch in 2012. Through Coursera for JHU, all JHU students, faculty, and staff have free premium access to all the university's courses on Coursera.

Visit, follow the instructions to Log in with Johns Hopkins University, and join the program. If you have an existing Coursera account, you must link that account with your Johns Hopkins ID to join the program. The Coursera Honor Code allows only one account per user. Account linking also ensures ongoing access to earned certificates beyond the conclusion of the pilot.


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are online courses available for anyone around the world to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new concepts and enhance professional skills.

Interested in creating a MOOC?

If you are interested in developing and teaching a MOOC, please complete the Coursera Course Proposal.

Frequently Asked Questions

A course is a single course that learners can enroll in by paying a fee.

A specialization is a collection of individual courses—a minimum of four with a capstone project—that students can enroll in by paying a monthly subscription fee.

It depends on the course.

Board topics should have a target audience of undergraduate learners.

Specialized topics should have a target audience of undergraduate to graduate learners.

Students can expect to spend 3–6 hours per week on learning (videos, readings, activities, assessments).

Courses should be 4 or 8 weeks in duration.

No. There are no requirements for teaching. The assessments should be based on peer learning and automated feedback because it is impossible to facilitate a course that can have hundreds of students learning concurrently.