The Open University - AWS: Machine Learning Foundations

Develop highly sought-after skills to design and deploy machine learning models on the cloud with the AWS Academy. This microcredential has been created by The Open University in collaboration with AWS.
  • The Open University, England
  • 504 $
  • 4 Months
  • Online
  • 24 October 2022

Course Information

Machine learning is one of the most rapid and evolving growth areas in technology today. It’s becoming increasingly important to businesses and in our everyday lives, creating a huge demand for skilled professionals. 

That’s why the ability to design and deploy machine learning models on the cloud is a sought-after skill set. On this microcredential, you’ll learn the fundamentals of machine learning to help you keep pace with this growth, upskill, and help advance your career.

This microcredential is designed to help you pursue a career in machine learning engineering.

It will introduce you to the concepts, terminology, and processes of machine learning so that you gain a comprehensive understanding. It’s ideal if you’re a beginner and want to learn the fundamentals of machine learning on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Designed by leading experts from The Open University’s AWS Academy, you’ll develop industry-recognised skills and gain insights from experts to put the concepts into practice.

Through guided academic learning in a supportive online learning environment, you’ll have mentor support and share thoughts and experiences with other learners – helping you launch your AWS Certification journey and career in cloud computing.


About the University / School

The Open University is a public research university and with more than 170,000 students it is the University with the largest number of students in the UK. Worldwide The Open University has more than 2 million students. They offer flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications. With more than 50 years of experience in delivering part-time flexible education, the University has broadened its range of programmes to suit all needs.


Learning Format

Your learning, your rules- this course is split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like.

Join a global classroom- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners.

Map your progress- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control.


You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any announcements relating to your Microcredential. 

This microcredential consists of one, 10-week long course. You are supposed to dedicate 10 hours weekly to complete it.

Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.


Entry requirements

To study this undergraduate microcredential you will ideally have: 

  • General IT technical or business knowledge
  • Experience of scripting with Python, JSON or equivalent
  • A basic understanding of statistics

You don’t need prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this microcredential. If you don’t have basic understanding of Python, JSON or other programming language we recommend The Open University’s free OpenLearn short course Simple Coding. If you aren’t familiar with basic cloud computing concepts, we recommend the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course.

Apply before:

24 October 2022

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The Open University - The Open University - AWS: Machine Learning Foundations