• University of York

Engineering the Future: Creating the Amazing

Learn more about the fascinating world of engineering, and discover where an engineering degree could take you.

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Engineering the Future: Creating the Amazing

7,103 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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  • Weekly study

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Learn what key skills and knowledge you need to study engineering

Engineering has played an immeasurable role in the advancement of our society and planet. On this course, you will get an introduction to the study of engineering, and find out why, as an engineer, you have the potential to change the world.

You will learn how the disciplines of maths, biology, computing and physics, alongside creative thinking and people skills, come together to produce cutting-edge engineering projects. You will also explore the impact of modern engineering on a diverse range of industries, from healthcare to artificial intelligence.

What topics will you cover?

  • Environmental engineering
  • Healthcare and Medical Engineering
  • Virtual Reality for healthcare and entertainment
  • Robots, artificial intelligence and future technology

When would you like to start?

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the potential of modern engineering to change the world
  • Summarise the underlying component skills needed for successful engineering
  • Apply mathematical and scientific concepts to real-world engineering applications
  • Discuss the context of modern engineering and its role in society
  • Assess possible future developments in technology and describe their own potential role in achieving them.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in engineering technology.

It will be of particular interest to students in their final year of school looking to apply to York’s Engineering and Electronic Engineering courses, as well as their parents and teachers.

Who will you learn with?

Andy is a professor of audio and computing technology at the University of York. In the Department of Electronic Engineering he teaches interactive computing.

Who developed the course?

University of York

The University of York combines the pursuit of academic excellence with a culture of inclusion, which encourages everyone – from a variety of backgrounds – to achieve their best.

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Choose the best way to learn for you!

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$189.99 for one year

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Develop skills to further your career

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  • Access to 1,000+ courses
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Digital certificate when you're eligible

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Buy this course

$54/one-off payment

Fulfill your current learning need

  • Access to this course
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Discuss your learning in comments
  • Tests to boost your learning
  • Printed and digital certificate when you’re eligible

Limited access

Free

Sample the course materials

  • Access expires 19 Oct 2022

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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