MIT offers Free Online College Courses

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a leading private research university in the US, ranked 1st in the world by Webometrics rankings in January 2009. MIT's School of Engineering is ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report 2010. It is placed first in six of 12 engineering specialties - aeronautics and astronautics, chemical, computer, electrical, materials and mechanical engineering.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers case studies, teaching videos and other innovative instructional resources to anyone with access to the Internet. A total of 1900 courses are offered for free via online (

Free online courses are offered in the following departments:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Comparative Media Studies
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Engineering Systems Division
  • Experimental Study Group
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Health Sciences and Technology
  • History
  • Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Arts and Sciences
  • Music and Theater Arts
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Sloan School of Management
  • Special Programs
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Writing and Humanistic Studies
Note: OCW does not grant degrees or certificates.

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