Online courses and MOOCs

General policy

In addition to the courses offered by the QB program, it is possible to count some credits for attending online courses or MOOCs provided the following conditions are met:

  1. the specific course is of sufficient quality and level, and there is no equivalent alternative on campus. Courses are thus vetted for quality by the QB program director. An indicative list of vetted courses is provided below.
  2. there is a clear added value for your PhD. 
  3. you obtain a written confirmation with your name to demonstrate that you successfully passed the course

Furthermore, there is a cap on the number of ECTS that can be obtained through online courses and MOOCs. In standard cases, this cap is at 2 ECTS in total, but there are ongoing discussions about raising it in special circumstances (such as the current pandemic).

Thus, before enrolling, make sure that 1 and 2 are fulfilled. For 2, the easiest way is to seek a written endorsement by your PhD supervisor (an email suffices).

Vetted courses

Course Recognized ECTS
Coursera: Machine Learning 1.5 (specialized QB credits)
Coursera: Algorithms Part I 1.5 (specialized QB credits)
Coursera: Algorithms Part II 1.5 (specialized QB credits)
Coursera: Statistics for Genomic Data Science 0.25 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Metagenomics applied to surveillance of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance 1 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Intitiation à la programmation C++ 1 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Initiation à la programmation Java 1 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Introduction à la programmation orientée objet en C++ 1 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Bayesian Statistics: From Concept to Data Analysis 0.5 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Mathematical Thinking in Computer Science 1 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Managing Big Data with MySQL 1 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Neural Networks and Deep Learning 0.75 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Bayesian Methods for Machine Learning 1 (specialized QB credit)
Coursera: Deep learning 2 (specialized QB credit)

This is not an exhaustive list, so feel free to ask in case you are interested in a course which is not listed here.

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