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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
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.
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 contributes towards resistant bacteria in our food chain. What can we do about this issue?
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.
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.
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.
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 microscopic view of tissue, as used in histology and histopathology
The Open University
Histology
Get an introduction to histology – the study of anatomy at a microscopic level – and use histopathology to identify disease.
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 dragpns" refers to unexplored territories.
University of Glasgow
Functional Programming in Haskell
Get an introduction to Haskell, the increasingly popular functional programming language, with this University of Glasgow course.
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.
Nutritional science: an illustration of a table laid with food, drink and chemistry equipment
The Open University
The Science of Nutrition
Get an introduction to nutritional science. Explore the biology, chemistry and physics of food and how our bodies digest it.
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
The University of Auckland
Data to Insight
This course is a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis that emphasises fundamental concepts and practical skills.
UEA (University of East Anglia)
Using Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics
Get to to grips with pharmacogenetics and personalized medicine, so you can make informed treatment decisions.
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.
National Tsing Hua University
Business Analytics Using Forecasting
Learn a scientific and practical approach for creating and evaluating forecasting solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Leeds
Discovering Science: Medicinal Chemistry
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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: 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Leeds
Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
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
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
University of Leeds
Exploring Cancer Medicines
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complex Information
Purdue University
Communicating Complex Information
Understand how to communicate complex information to lay audiences and develop your professional communication skills.
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 from Space
Learn how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground, to understand our past, present and future climate.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
Cancer cells
University of Bath
Inside Cancer
Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
University of Birmingham
Electrical Engineering
Get a taste of an electrical engineering degree. Build your confidence in communicating ideas and using technical vocabulary.
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