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.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Programming experience. The course is taught in Python. We assume you have basic programming skills (understanding of for loops, if/else statements, data structures such as lists and dictionaries).
- Mathematics: basic linear algebra (matrix vector operations and notation) will help.
- Machine Learning: a basic knowledge of machine learning (how do we represent data, what does a machine learning model do) will help. If you have taken Andrew Ng's Machine Learning course on Coursera, you're good of course!
The courses have sessions starting now. Do I have to take them all at once?
No, these courses have sessions that start every few weeks. Once you enroll in a Specialization, you can take the courses at your own pace and even switch sessions if you fall behind. Please visit the Learner Help Center if you have any more questions about enrollment and sessions: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209818613
How do I get a receipt to get this course reimbursed by my employer?
To request a receipt: In your Coursera account, open your My Purchases page. Find the course or Specialization you want a receipt for, and click "Email Receipt." The receipt will be sent within 24 hours. More instructions on requesting a receipt are here: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/208280236
I want to purchase this Specialization for my employees! How can I do that?
Please go to https://www.coursera.org/enterprise for more information, to contact Coursera, and to pick a plan. For each plan, you decide the number of courses each person can take and hand-pick the collection of courses they can choose from.
More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.