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NTU's free online courses attract more than 27,000 applicants

More than 27,000 people have signed up for the two free online courses launched by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

SINGAPORE: More than 27,000 people have signed up for the two free online courses launched by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

These two courses are offered on the online learning portal Coursera, which has tie-ups with more than 60 universities around the world.

The first course is titled Beauty, Form and Function: An Exploration of Symmetry, where students will learn how to identify symmetrical forms and appreciate their importance in nature, art, architecture, crystallography and technology.

Due to launch on February 17, it has already had more than 13,000 enrolments.

The second course to come on stream by May, Introduction to Forensic Science, offers a peek into the science behind the tools used by investigators to analyse crime scene evidence. It has already attracted more than 14,000 applicants.

NTU will also offer these free online courses to its undergraduates who will earn academic credits for them.

Prospective students who had taken and passed the NTU courses will also be able to transfer their credits to NTU should they enrol as an undergraduate later.

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