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Science, Engineering & Maths Courses

Whether you want to brush up on basic science and numeracy skills or master advanced topics like robotics and forensics, our online maths, engineering and science courses will help. Broaden your mind and build your STEM knowledge with top universities.

Science, Engineering & Maths
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Science Writing
What science discoveries will you choose to write about?
Child learning to code
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Teaching Programming in Primary Schools
Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch, with this introductory course for primary or K-5 teachers.
Raspberry Pi and LEDs
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python
Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python.
Gram Negative Bacteria under the microscope
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria
This course by BSAC is for healthcare professionals managing infections. You will learn about Gram Negative Bacteria.
A container ship
University of Twente
Supply Chain Innovation
Understand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and learn how to deal with today's trends.
The Open University
The Science of Nutrition
Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.
A petri dish, a flower, a cup of coffee and a football
University of York
Exploring Everyday Chemistry
Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities
Chartered Institute of Building Academy
Construction Ethics and Compliance
Find out how to stay ethical, compliant and professional in the construction industry, with this free online course from the CIOB.
Sculpture on a lawn, Henry Moore Studio and Gardens, Perry Green, UK
UNESCO UNITWIN Complex Systems Digital Campus
Systems Thinking and Complexity
Learn how to use systems and complexity thinking to address a variety of social, managerial and policy problems.
Picture of pair of hands and insulin pen
University of Southampton
Understanding Insulin
Learn more about all things insulin: from how it works, to insulin types, to side effects and guidance on how to prescribe safely.
The Open University
Histology
Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and find out how it is used to identify disease.
A graphic with the words: ethics, discovery, patients and research
University of Leeds
Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research
On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.
Two astronauts standing on the surface of Mars.
Monash University
How to Survive on Mars
Learn the basic science needed for humans to survive on Mars, with this online science course.
A vet injecting pigs
The University of Nottingham
Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain
Explore how antibiotic use in farming is creating resistant bacteria within our food chain. What can we do to tackle the issue?
man and woman at desk with laptop, calculator and printed paper with table of numbers
The Open University
Bookkeeping for Personal and Business Accounting
Learn how to balance your books and develop the skills to manage finances in personal and business environments.
A graphic of a face and two pills to symbolise dysphagia
UEA (University of East Anglia)
Dysphagia
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.
Supercomputing by PRACE
Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
Supercomputing
Discover how supercomputers work and the real-life scientific breakthroughs made possible by today’s computer simulations.
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Medicinal Chemistry
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
The Open University
Smart Cities
Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities.
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Global Challenges
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Atmospheric Chemistry
What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres?
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Chemical Products
With chemistry providing us an endless amount of possibilities, what would you choose to develop?
Image of the Orion star in the night sky
The Open University
In the Night Sky: Orion
Explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.
Rows of multicolour chairs
École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
Manage Your Prices: an Introduction to Pricing Strategy and Revenue Management
Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time.
Extinctions logo with humans looking up at the tree of life in the sky
University of Cape Town
Extinctions
Discover the diversity of life on earth, the impacts of five past mass extinctions and the prospect of a sixth extinction today.
Biochemistry: a graphic showing DNA strands and test tubes
UEA (University of East Anglia)
Biochemistry
Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society.
University of Leeds
Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
Tessellating hexagon shapes fading into a background of a modern city
Amdocs
Introduction to Radio Network Optimization
Learn to improve the performance, coverage and capacity of radio access networks (RAN) with experienced Amdocs engineers.
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University of Southampton
Web Science
Explore how the web has changed our world and what the future might hold, with this free online course introducing Web Science.
Loughborough University
Data Tells a Story
Learn about the role of data in a range of disciplines and about some fundamental tools for extracting knowledge from data.
Factory robot arm holding a Perspex plate, blue and green digital background.
Queensland University of Technology
Introducing Robotics: Making Robots Move
The world needs people who understand how to get robots moving.
University of Leeds
Exploring Cancer Medicines
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
Global Systems Science: a crowd of people interacting
UNESCO UNITWIN Complex Systems Digital Campus
Global Systems Science and Policy
Learn how Global Systems Science can inform and model the impact of social, economic, political and environmental policy making.
Scampi is a 28 gram walking robot created by Robotics student Rory Mangles and is mostly made of paperclips.
University of Reading
Begin Robotics
Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Rechner Raum (Espai de càlcul), 2007. Ralf Baecker
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona
Understanding Ramon Llull
Explore the fascinating work of philosopher Ramon Llull and its impact with this free online course
Woman adjusts robot arm in laboratory
Queensland University of Technology
Introducing Robotics: Build a Robot Arm
Design, build and program a simple robot and share it with other learners.
European Space Agency
The Frozen Frontier: Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet
Learn how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground, to understand our past, present and future climate.
Maths Puzzles: a photograph of old metal numbers
Weizmann Institute of Science
Maths Puzzles
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course.
Meat being analysed in a laboratory for signs of food fraud
UEA (University of East Anglia)
Identifying Food Fraud
An introduction to modern analytical science techniques and how they can be used to uncover food fraud.
A building with multicoloured lights.
University of Liverpool
Understanding Superstructures
Discover the mechanics behind the natural and man-made structures that make up our world with this free online course.
A deep ocean giant isopod
University of Southampton
Exploring Our Oceans
Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.
Bottles of water
The Open University
Basic Science: Understanding Numbers
This course explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.
Thermodynamics in energy engineering
Hanyang University
Thermodynamics in Energy Engineering
Understand the basic thermodynamic principles widely used in many engineering fields: temperature, free energy and entropy.
'The Hobbit' skull
University of Wollongong
Homo Floresiensis Uncovered
Discover the incredible world of 'the Hobbit' as modern archaeological science uncovers secrets hidden in time.
The Open University
Basic Science: Understanding Experiments
This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments
A image depicting many forms of life! A sea turtle takes up most of the image. To the right is a bee landing on pink blossom with green bacteria, a blue strand of DNA and some pink cells in the background.
University of Glasgow
So You Want to Study Life Science?
Explore the exciting subjects within life sciences and the rewarding careers that studying life sciences at university lead to.
A kilobot swarm
The University of Sheffield
Building a Future with Robots
Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools and cars of our near future
A drawing of King George the third and Henry Addington sat at a dining table
University of Reading
A History of Royal Food and Feasting
Chart the history of royal food in the splendour of royal palaces.
Thoughts about food choices
Purdue University
Brain and Behavior: Regulating Body Weight
Explore the environmental and biological factors that influence our appetite and food choices, and regulate our body weight.
Through Engineers' Eyes: an engineering mechanics experiment
UNSW Sydney
Through Engineers' Eyes
Learn the techniques of Engineering Mechanics, use them to interpret experiments and apply them to design.
Taipei Medical University
Introduction to Translational Research
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
A small toy robot
Queensland University of Technology
Introducing Robotics: Robotics and Society
How do you feel about robots? Learn how robots are used today and explore how they might help solve the big issues of our time.
Poster for The science of medicines - a gentleman studies a bottle of green pills
Monash University
The Science of Medicines
Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this free online course.
Complex and Uncertain
University of Groningen
Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World
This course will teach you the first principles of complexity, uncertainty and how to make decisions in a complex world.
Symbols of renewable energy captured inside a bulb
The Open University
Elements of Renewable Energy
Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.
The Open University
The Science of Nuclear Energy
Discover the science behind nuclear energy and its role in energy provision in the past, present and future.
The Open University
Moons
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?