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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
Men in hazmat suits and self-contained breathing apparatus
UNSW Sydney
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Public Health Dimensions
An introduction to public health and wider responses to high-risk biological agent events, epidemics and bioterrorism.
Pathogens under microscope causing infectious diseases
University of Leeds
Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection
Learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases, how these diseases are transmitted and how our immune system respond to infection.
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Medicinal Chemistry
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
The facial reconstruction models displayed in a lab
The University of Sheffield
Forensic Facial Reconstruction
Learn about the forensic technique of facial reconstruction from the experts involved in a real crime case.
Satellites around earth with the ocean as a background
EUMETSAT
Monitoring the Oceans from Space
Explore our oceans from space. Discover how Earth observation allows us to monitor ocean health, and inform policy and planning.
A pair of wind-up toy teeth and a dental inspection mirror
The University of Sheffield
Discover Dentistry
An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.
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.
UEA (University of East Anglia)
End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia
Understand the needs of people with dementia, and how to better support them and enhance their wellbeing towards the end of life.
Forensic Evidence - a footwear casting
University of Strathclyde
Introduction to Forensic Science
Explore the methods underpinning forensic science, from crime scene investigation to reporting evidential value within a case.
Teaching Primary Science: a child looks at a model of earth and the wider Solar System
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Teaching Primary Science
Improve your knowledge of space science to help you deliver primary science lessons that are out of this world.
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 free online science course.
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.
Photograph of an ultrasound scan taking place
University of Twente
Ultrasound Imaging
Understand the technology of ultrasound, see how it is used in clinical practice and learn how to improve medical imaging.
National Tsing Hua University
Business Analytics Using Forecasting
Learn a scientific and practical approach for creating and evaluating forecasting solutions.
image of bacteria under microscope causing human disease
University of Leeds
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Causes of Disease
Learn the epidemiological methods used to understand the causes of diseases and how social factors influence their development.
The University of Auckland
Data to Insight
A hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis and visualisation emphasizing key ideas and analytic tools.
A pictorial representation of the effect of drugs, exercise and food on metabolism in man. The image suggests the combined effect of the genome, metabolites and the environment.
University of Birmingham
Metabolomics
Discover how metabolomics is revolutionising our understanding of metabolism with this free online course.
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.
UEA (University of East Anglia)
Using Infection Control to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Find out how effective infection control in health and social care can tackle the global risk of antimicrobial resistance.
UEA (University of East Anglia)
Using Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics
Get to grips with pharmacogenetics and personalized medicine, so you can make informed treatment decisions.
Image of DNA helix genetics
University of Leeds
Causes of Human Disease: Exploring Cancer and Genetic Disease
Explore how the unravelling of genetic code has led to a deeper understanding of genetic diseases and cancer.
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Global Challenges
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
Teaching Practical Physics - Radiation, Waves and Circuits
National STEM Learning Centre
Teaching Practical Science: Physics
Participate in CPD to enhance your physics lessons with effective practical work for 14-16 year olds.
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.
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.
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.
Bioprinting: body parts and implants created by 3D printing biomaterials
University of Wollongong
Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts
Discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide, to create revolutionary, bioprinted body parts, with this free online course.
DNA strand
University of Glasgow
Cancer in the 21st Century
Discover how genetics is revolutionising the detection and treatment of cancer, with this free online course.
The ryu or Japanese dragon is a symbol of generosity, wisdom and strength. The saying "Here be dragons" refers to unexplored territories, such as functional programming languages.
University of Glasgow
Functional Programming in Haskell
Get an introduction to Haskell, the increasingly popular functional programming language, with this University of Glasgow course.
Iamge of blood cells under microscope
University of Leeds
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease
Explore normal cardiovascular function and risk factors associated with heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Chemical Products
With chemistry providing us an endless amount of possibilities, what would you choose to develop?
Rows of multicolour chairs
École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
Manage Your Prices
Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time.
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.
Teaching Practical Chemistry - Electrolysis, Rates of Reaction and Making a Salt
National STEM Learning Centre
Teaching Practical Science: Chemistry
Discover approaches to engage 14-16 year old students through practical lessons in chemistry with this CPD for science teachers.
A matrix overlaid with information symbols representing blockchain in the energy sector
InnoEnergy
Blockchain in the Energy Sector
Understand how blockchain works, where the technology has come from and why it will empower energy customers like never before.
Earth viewed from space
European Space Agency
Earth Observation from Space
Discover how optical Earth observation data is gathered and used in this free online course from the European Space Agency (ESA).
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.
Image of a green leaf under microscope
University of Leeds
Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment
Explore how nutrition and environmental factors, including lifestyle, influence your chance of developing human disease.
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?
A stethoscope lying near a computer keyboard and over data graphs
InnoEnergy
Health Data and Analytics
Explore key concepts in data analytics, systems theory and information governance, and apply them to healthcare decision making.
New York Institute of Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions: Free Cash Flow Modeling
Learn how to evaluate a company’s financial performance to determine acquisition opportunities.
Teaching Practical Biology - enzymes, microscopy and microbiology
National STEM Learning Centre
Teaching Practical Science: Biology
Develop practical lessons to help 14-16 year old students understand biology with this CPD for science teachers.
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.
Taipei Medical University
Digital Health for Cancer Management
Learn how new digital health technologies are transforming cancer management with this course for healthcare professionals.
New York Institute of Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions: Accounting Principles
Understand how to apply accounting and tax principles with this final course in a program about mergers and acquisitions.
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.
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.
An image of the Orion star in the night sky
The Open University
In the Night Sky: Orion
Explore the night sky and improve your knowledge of astronomy, all through the constellation of Orion.
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
An illustration of the words science, learning, teaching and assessment
National STEM Learning Centre
Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching
Get to grips with Assessment for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
An illustration of the words science, learning, teaching and assessment
National STEM Learning Centre
Differentiating for Learning in STEM Teaching
Explore and use Differentiating for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
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.
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.
A top-down view of an engineer's desk with laptop, safety helmet, calculator, ruler, and handwritten calculations. In the centre is a sheet of grid paper with the words Technical Report Writing for Engineers printed.
The University of Sheffield
Technical Report Writing for Engineers
Get an introduction to technical report writing. Find out how to communicate your ideas through well-written engineering reports.
children's hands under water spout with no water coming out
Colorado State University
Water Scarcity: Crisis and Response
Learn about water scarcity, exploring why some people don't have enough water, and solutions for ensuring enough water for all.
Ageing through time
University of Groningen
Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing
Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with this free online course.
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?
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.
Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)
Studying in Italian - Science and Mathematics
Study Science and Maths in Italian and develop the skills you need when you take part in a European student mobility programme.
University of Leeds
Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
Iceberg melting in sunset
University of Bergen
Causes of Climate Change
Understand the physical processes behind climate variations in the past, present and future, with this free online course
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Science Writing
What science discoveries will you choose to write about?
University of Leeds
Exploring Cancer Medicines
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
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.
Cancer cells
University of Bath
Inside Cancer
Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.
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.
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.
algebraic equations written on a blackboard
University of Padova
Precalculus
Get an introduction to the essential mathematical knowledge and skills required to take a first course in calculus.
Galileo and Viviani by Tito Lessi, 1892 - displayed with permission of Museo Galileo
University of Groningen
The Scientific Revolution
Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world.
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.
X-ray image of a man running
University of Liverpool
Physiology: the Science of Life
Get an introduction to human physiology and the amazing systems in our bodies that keep us alive.
'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.
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.
The University of Sheffield
Making Sense of Data in the Media
Learn how to make sense of social statistics and economic data with this introductory course on quantitative social science.
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.
Complex Information
Purdue University
Communicating Complex Information
Understand how to communicate complex information to lay audiences and develop your professional communication skills.
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.
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.
University of Birmingham
Electrical Engineering
Get a taste of an electrical engineering degree. Build your confidence in communicating ideas and using technical vocabulary.
A city skyline with information symbols overlaid
InnoEnergy
Smart Grids for Smart Cities
Find out how smart grids and big data can help citizens, companies and cities understand energy use and reduce carbon footprint.
Colorado State University
Water for the People
Explore how access to water relates to gender and human rights with this online course.
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.
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Introduction to Quantitative Investing
Learn basics of financial economics and try its real life application using financial data and programming.
Summer storm
University of Exeter
Learn About Weather
Explore all things weather - from storms to climate - with this course that looks at the basic processes behind the weather.
Biology: hands manipulating test tubes in a laboratory
Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona
Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts
Improve your biological understanding of humanity and get a better grasp on complex social issues such as genetics or ageing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
solar panels
InnoEnergy
Go Solar PV: The Business Potential of Solar Photovoltaics
Explore the current state and future potential of solar PV technology, and get new insights into the solar photovoltaics market.
Boy Wearing Mouth Mask Against Air Pollution
InnoEnergy
The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health
Explore the impact of climate change on public health, and discover ways to influence behaviours and policies at all levels.
Taipei Medical University
Introduction to Translational Research
Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'.
University of Glasgow
Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
Learn about health technology assessment (HTA) and quality of life (QoL), and how they’re used to decide which treatments to fund
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.
European Space Agency
The Frozen Frontier: Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet from Space
Learn how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground, to understand our past, present and future climate.
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