Learn about the fundamentals of engineering

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What does this involve?

Learn about the fundamentals of engineering on this free course offered by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. The course aims to provide an insight into studying engineering and an opportunity to develop skills relevant across different engineering disciplines.

This free course is fully funded through the Scottish Funding Council and will be taught exclusively online.

The course aims to provide an insight into studying engineering and an opportunity to develop skills relevant across different engineering disciplines.

It uses online materials developed by the departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management and Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

The course has four main sections:

1. Industry and the Engineer - industry, productivity, project planning, process optimisation and supply chains

2. Engineering Mechanics – acceleration, velocity, kinematics, structured problem solving and free body diagrams

3. Fundamentals of Electronic and Electrical Engineering – charge, current, energy & power, Kirchoff’s Laws, DC circuits, digital analysis

4. Introduction to Engineering Materials – properties of engineering materials, selection of materials, sustainability and environmental impact of material

What does this cost?

This is a free course.  

Who is this for?

This course is suitable for

  • senior school leavers planning to or interested in studying engineering at college or university
  • anyone thinking about a career in engineering
  • anyone thinking about an Engineering Apprenticeship or currently undertaking an Apprenticeship
  • anyone interested in a Graduate Apprenticeship
  • anyone thinking about or returning to a career in engineering

How long does this take?

This will be available online from 5 November 2020 to 12 March 2021. 

The course is offered flexibly. It is designed to be a 10 credit module which is about the same as 100 hours of work. You can learn at your own pace and in your own time.

The course will be taught exclusively online through a blend of online lectures and tutorials. There will online quizzes to complete. You can take the quizzes any number of times so long as you have
completed and passed all the quizzes by the 12 March 2021.

Important information

If you are not domiciled in Scotland, get in touch by emailing eng-upskilling@strath.ac.uk to find out what options are available and how you can register for the course.

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