Online courses mechanical engineering students can take right now

  • Staying at home during the COVID-19 lockdown?
  • Utilise this time to learn something new and widen your career prospects.
  • Here’s our top pick of the most popular online courses for engineering students.

Fundamentals of Rocket Science, with Falcon 9

You will understand the working of Rocket engines, how different stages separate, how orbit transfers and maneuvers work. You will learn about the Falcon 9 rocket in detail. Along with the rocket, you will have a strong grasp of various systems and innovations pioneered by Spacex. You will be able to calculate the orbital velocity required for any orbit, comprehend the typical maneuvers like Hoffmann, bieleptic transfers, understand various combustion cycles used, understand the control system and navigation for any rocket. ENROLL NOW.

Electricity & electronics – Robotics, learn by building

In this course, you will build electronic circuits, actually make some electronic components from scratch and use them in your circuits, learn about electricity, soldering skills, and basic analog electronics.  You’ll need some basic math skills and that’s it! No prior knowledge of electricity of electronics is required, and yet by the end of this course you’ll have built functioning electronic circuits. ENROLL NOW.

Nanotechnology: Introduction, Essentials, and Opportunities

In this course you will get deep perception of NanoWorld; definition, timeline, benefits, products, applications. Learn about what makes Nanotechnology special and how unique properties of nanomaterials would lead to invention of extraordinary products and solutions. Learn about variety of nanomaterials, NanoSensors, Application, Simulation, Fabrication, NanoDegrees. ENROLL NOW.

Intro to Fluid Mechanics for Engineering Students Part 1

Here you’ll find easy to understand lectures and plenty of fully-worked examples to help you learn the challenging subject of Fluid Mechanics. This course covers the following topics that are generally found in a university-level Intro to Fluids class: Properties of fluids – pressure, density, etc., Ideal gas law, Viscosity, Hydrostatic forces of plane and curved surfaces, Buoyancy, And more! ENROLL NOW.

RoboGrok Robotics 1

Students will build a working 3-degree-of-freedom pick-and-place robot manipulator with computer vision and feedback motion control. Students will understand the theory behind robotic manipulators, including rotation matrices, homogeneous transformation matrices, and other theoretical concepts commonly covered in a University-level robotics course for engineers. ENROLL NOW.

System Dynamics and Controls

This course provides a great introduction to controls and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems. What does that mean? Well, you will learn how to generate equations that can be used to model a body’s motion. Think of a pendulum swinging – after this course you will be able to model this type of motion using differential equations and matrices. ENROLL NOW.

MATLAB for Engineering Students Part 1

MATLAB is a widely-used software program that is found in many industries ranging from engineering to finance. Users love it because it’s easy to use and produces high quality graphics. All you have to do to get started is learn to code in MATLAB. This course will teach you just that! We will start from the very beginning by introducing the desktop environment and work our way up to more complex topics like nested for loops. ENROLL NOW.

Engineering Drawing For Dummies – Learn Engineering Graphics

This is one of the highest rated Engineering courses on Udemy. It is designed to suit Engineering Student or Diploma Students whose curriculum includes Engineering Drawing or Engineering Graphics. This course is unique, because you can follow the instructor and draw simultaneously with him. Pass your Engineering Drawing Exam easily. ENROLL NOW.

Numerical Methods in MATLAB for Engineering Students Part 1

Antoher MATLAB course in which you’ll learn about:
  • Root finding techniques: Bisection Method, Newton’s Method, Secant Method
  • Numerical integration techniques: Rectangle & Midpoint Methods, Trapezoidal & Simpsons Methods
  • MATLAB coding skills: Algortihms and example MATLAB codes are reviewed to enhance knowledge of MATLAB and the numerical techniques. ENROLL NOW

Oral Communication for Engineering Leaders

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This popular course from Coursera, run by Rice University Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) covers core topics in oral communication: Communication strategy, content, data visualization, and delivery. Learn key principles in:

  • Creating a communication strategy/Developing a clear message and organizing persuasive content
  • Creating strong visual support/Presenting data effectively/Presenting professionally and confidently
  • Handling formal presentations, giving pitches, speaking extemporaneously, managing online presentations, and lowering public speaking anxiety ENROLL NOW


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