Credits for MOOCs

Students enrolled at Wageningen University & Research may include, under certain circumstances, some MOOCs in their study programme. Information about the content of the course and exams can be found in the Study handbook.

Which MOOCs are credit eligible?

The following MOOCs are credit eligible in the academic year 2017/2018:

Course ECTS Study handbook edX
Nutrition and Health Part 1: Macronutrients and Overnutrition 2 HNE-52802 NUTR101x
Nutrition and Health Part 2: Micronutrients and Malnutrition 2 HNE-52902 NUTR102x
Advanced Metropolitan Solutions: Sustainable Urban Development 2 YMS-51802 AMSURB1x
Soil4life: Sustainable Soil Management 2 SLM-51802 Soilx
Food Security and Sustainability: Crop Production 2 PPS-51802 FSSCPx
Food Security and Sustainability: Systems Thinking and Environmental Sustainability** 3 APS-50803 Registration via MyPortal**
Introduction to Animal Behaviour 1 BHE-50801 AB101x
Sustainable Food Security: Food Access 2 CPT-57302 FFSFAx
Nutrition and Health: Food Risks 2 FHM-51302 NUTR103x

**This course contains additional materials for Wageningen students that they must complete in order to receive the credits. After registration for the course via MyPortal, a student will receive an email with instructions from the course provider Edx.edge. In case of problems please send an email to mooc.students@wur.nl.

How do I sign up for a MOOC in order to receive the credits?

The courses are offered on our online platform edX. You have to register on edx.org to attend the course. On edX you can find information on the running time of the MOOCs. Note: when registering on edX, choose the free 'audit' option and don't pursue a paid for verified certificate.

The course Systems Thinking and Environmental Sustainability contains additional material for Wageningen students that wish to receive credits for the course. It is only possible to receive the credits if you follow the course and do the additional assignments. After registration for the course via SSC, a student will receive an email with instructions from the course provider Edx.edge. In case of problems please send an email to mooc.students@wur.nl.

Can I take any of the MOOCs for credits?

Only the MOOCs listed on this page are credit-eligible. All online courses listed on this page are optional courses. That means that they are not part of the compulsory component of the University’s programme but can be selected in the free-choice component. It depends on your programme if you can include them as an optional course. Please consult your study advisor if you want to know more.

How is the examination arranged?

The exams will take place during the re-exam periods in February and August. You have to register for the on-campus exam in the February or August examination periods.

Are credits available to students from other universities?

At this moment it is not yet possible for other students, to take the exam and thus receive the credits. We are hoping this will be possible in the near future, starting with students from our partner universities.

Is there an credited option for applicants?

At this moment it is not yet possible for anyone who is not enrolled as a student at Wageningen University, to take the exam and thus receive the credits. It is possible to buy an ID verified certificate for the MOOC.