A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Time to completion can vary widely based on your schedule, most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 3-5 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Some familiarity with engineering projects is recommended.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
The recommended order for taking the courses is; Major Engineering Project Performance, Major Engineering Projects: Governance, Risk and Scope, Financing and Initiating Major Engineering Projects but the courses are all self-contained and can be studied in any order.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
When you have completed the Specialization you will have gained;
· Understanding of the contexts in which major projects are planned and delivered
· Knowledge of a range of issues that are currently facing the project manager(s) in major projects
· Awareness of a range of realistic situations that a successful project manager would have to manage and control
· Awareness of best practices for planning and delivering major projects
You will also be eligible to apply to the enhanced, for-credit Capstone project which will run as a private course on Coursera, and will include live support from tutors. Learners who successfully complete the Capstone will receive a University of Leeds transcript for 15 academic credits. There is a one-time payment of £1200 (approx. $1700) to enrol on the Capstone Project. This gives you unlimited access to the learning material from all of the courses you have completed as part of the Specialization. Credit earned by successfully completing the Capstone project can be used as evidence of accredited postgraduate study.
What is the Capstone?
The Managing Major Engineering Projects Capstone is designed to help you practice, apply, and showcase the skills you’ve learned. In the Capstone you will have the opportunity to synthesize your learning from all three courses in the Specialization and apply your combined skills in a final project.
You can earn academic credit if you successfully complete the Capstone. There is a one-time payment of £1200 (approx. $1700) to enrol on the Capstone. This gives you unlimited access to the learning material from all of the courses you have completed as part of the Specialization. Credit earned by successfully completing the Capstone project can be used as evidence of accredited postgraduate study.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule with sessions starting every two weeks. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.
The Capstone will run three times per year starting in early September, early January and early May.
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