Tsinghua University Free Online Course on Combinatorial Mathematics

Tsinghua University is offering free online course on Combinatorial Mathematics. In this course, applicants will discover how to apply counting principles and combinatorics to solve problems in computer science, financial analysis, and your daily life.

Instead of relying on the traditional mathematical “theorem – proof” format, this course demonstrates various principles in an intuitive manner with ancient stories, the scenes of movies and even a magic show.The course will start on October 13, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 12 weeks
Effort: 6-8 hours per week
Subject: Mathematics
Institution: Tsinghua University and edX
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course starts on October 13, 2016

Providers’ Details

Tsinghua University, founded in 1911, is one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. Tsinghua University consists of 19 schools and 55 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, architecture, management, law, medicine, arts and design. As China’s leading institution of advanced learning, Tsinghua is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and social services. Tsinghua has approximately 3,200 faculty members and over 35,000 students, including 3,500 international students from 108 countries.

About This Course

Our lives are full of combinations. Combinatorial mathematics is just the science to deal with combinations of discrete items. As an ancient field, the history of combinatorial mathematics can be traced back over 4000 years to the age of the Great Yu in ancient China. Today, combinatorial mathematics is regarded as the basis of computer science since the algorithms in programming heavily rely on the analysis of the discrete elements.

Why Take This Course?

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Learning Outcomes

  • Counting principles in our daily lives
  • Applying math to computer science and financial analysis
  • The science behind combinations of discrete items


Yuchun Ma

Yuchun Ma has received the Distinguished Teaching Award at Tsinghua and the First-prize award in Teaching competition at Beijing in 2013.


Basic concepts and calculation techniques learned in high school.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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