Big History: Connecting Knowledge is Macquarie University's first ever Massive Open Online course (MOOC) on the COURSERA® platform. Join us on this epic transdisciplinary journey through 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future.
A history of everything
Explore how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity. Experience our modern scientific origin story through Big History and discover the important links between past, current, and future events.
Face global challenges
The global challenges we face do not neatly fall into disciplines. They are complicated, complex, and connected. By connecting knowledge across disciplines we can create solutions for a better future.
Six modules to spark your curiosity
- Big History, Critical Thinking and Transdisciplinarity
- The Universe, Stars and Planets
- The Evolutionary Epic
- Human History
- The Future
Join the global community and enrol today in Big History: Connecting Knowledge on Coursera.
Big History International Undergraduate Scholarship
The Big History Scholarship is a full international scholarship available to international students who apply for any undergraduate course at Macquarie University.
Am I eligible?
The scholarship is open to international students who complete the Big History: Connecting Knowledge MOOC available through the COURSERA® platform. Whether you are just starting the MOOC, or have already completed the MOOC, register your interest in the scholarship now. You will require verified completion of the Big History: Connecting Knowledge MOOC on COURSERA®.
UAC rank bonus points are available to Australian domestic students, or international students studying Australian curriculum overseas, who have verified completion of the Big History: Connecting Knowledge MOOC on COURSERA®. The Big History: Connecting Knowledge MOOC is a powerful foundation for university study in any field. Students who verify their completion of the MOOC will automatically receive 3 bonus points on their UAC rank for admission to Macquarie University.