Open Online Courses

The University offers open online courses across a range of subject areas. Courses are free to study, however students have the option of purchasing a certificate to verify their participation.

Open courses are a great way to sample a range of study and research areas from across the university. Browse the courses below to find out more and enrol.


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Many of our existing programs and courses are also available online.

Studying an undergraduate or postgraduate program online

UON offers a selection of programs online in addition to those available on-campus. Check out the UON degree finder for further information on all UON undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Degree finder

Taking a course online as part of your current program

Depending on your program, you may be able to study some of your courses online. Check out the UON course finder for further information on which courses are available for online study.

Course finder

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.