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Curtin’s membership in edX, the leading global open-source learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, provides Curtin with the opportunity to significantly increase global engagement and to showcase excellence and expertise in a number of disciplines.

Curtin joined the edX consortium in May 2015 and as of May 2022 has created and facilitated 41 MOOCs by the end of 2022. Learners who enrol in a Curtin MOOC have the option to audit the course for free or pay for a verified certificate indicating successful completion.

edX membership gives Curtin access to:

  • global learners
  • emerging learning technologies
  • rich data sources
  • potential partnerships with consortium partners
  • alternative entry pathways into Curtin’s degree programs.

On the edX platform, Curtin currently offers:

Curtin is also a pathway provider for other MicroMasters programs (including those offered by MIT, UBC, UC Berkley and UC San Diego) to a Curtin Masters degree. Industry partnerships include Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies and Cisco Network Academy.



MOOC/program proposals

To ensure that the courses hosted on edX appropriately reflect Curtin’s strategic vision and goals the following key elements are required:

  • Proposal is aligned to Curtin’s Strategic Themes and Objectives.
  • Course is innovative and has international appeal and global demand. Target audience needs to be specified.
  • May provide an entry pathway to an online Curtin degree. This may be into an existing degree or a proposed new degree, preferably at postgraduate level. CRL needs to be specified.
  • Resources and/or activities created for the MOOC can be re-used or re-purposed in Curtin courses and units.
  • The course can potentially be part of a series of related CurtinX courses (programs include Professional Certificates, MicroMasters). MicroMasters proposals will require nomination of an industry/company willing to provide endorsement of the program.
  • The course can enhance or supplement current Curtin units or degrees.

CurtinX team

The CurtinX team is comprised of educational designers and educational media developers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Program management of edX partnership. MOOCs, X-Series programs, Professional Certificate programs, MicroMasters programs, edX Consortium partnerships, industry partnerships
  • Project management of MOOC development. Educational design, multimedia design and video production
  • edX Studio support. Course monitoring, maintenance and re-runs, staff and student support
  • edX course promotion. Liaison with University Marketing and edX Marketing

For further information or to request an Expression of Interest form, please contact CurtinX: