Academic Skills for University Success Specialisation (Online)

University of Sydney

This is a series of five online courses developed by the University of Sydney and offered through Coursera. The courses may also be taken individually. They are high-level academic skills courses designed to increase students' level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of their studies in an English-medium university. The courses equip students for full participation and engagement with their studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture. Students will also learn about and practice skills such as researching information, referencing, essay writing, and making and evaluating arguments.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements, but the courses are aimed at students who have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent). The 5th course, Academic Skills for University Success Capstone, is only available to students who have paid for and completed the first four courses.


Online only. Five individual courses of 4 hours a wekk for 6 weeks (self-paced)

Subjects you can Study:

Information and digital literacy; Problem solving skills; Critical thinking skills; Communication skills; Academic skills for university success capstone

Further information:

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Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00026A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Camperdown/Darlington No info No Online 6 weeks
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Provider CRICOS: 00026A

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