Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, the division of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering that administers online and part-time graduate programs, is launching a new series of online courses in Web development through Coursera, the world's largest open online education provider.
Instructors from Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, who are practicing engineers and developers, helped create and will teach the courses and the capstone project.
"Employment in the Web development field is expected to grow and become increasingly competitive, so it's important for developers to acquire training that sets them apart," said Associate Dean Dexter G. Smith, who oversees Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals. "We're proud to offer these top-quality Johns Hopkins courses to developers around the world who may not have had access to them otherwise."
To earn a specialization certificate, students must complete all five courses by earning certificates that confirm the student's identity, and they must also complete the capstone project. Students can take the courses for free, but these students will not be eligible to enroll in the capstone project, and they cannot earn course certificates or the specialization certificate. Coursera, which has more than 15 million registered learners worldwide, offers financial aid to students who demonstrate economic need.
Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals has offered credit-bearing online courses to its students since 2001. Currently, 12 of its part-time master's degree and certificate programs in engineering and applied sciences can be completed entirely online.