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Electrify: An Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

How do we move things with electricity? How do the parts inside your computer work? Find out in Electrify.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Statement of Participation when you complete over half the course

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Electrify: An Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Why join the course?

Engineering is all about using science to make the world a better place and touches our everyday lives; the device you’re reading this on wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for electrical and electronic engineers!

In Electrify we’ll cover six different areas of electrical and electronic engineering over the six weeks:

  1. Electromechanics
  2. DC Circuits
  3. AC Circuits
  4. Digital Electronics
  5. Analogue Electronics
  6. Introduction to C Programming

Each week is a topic in it’s own right, so if you find one week difficult the next week will give you something rather different to think about.

You won’t find a hard hat or a spanner anywhere in this course, we’ll be focussing on how engineers use their brains to solve problems and to give a taste of some of the topics a degree level course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering may include.

If you’d like to meet up and chat with your fellow participants before the course starts, get extra updates and have access to special offers and competitions, you can join our Facebook group.

Who is the course for?

Electrify is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Electrical and Electronic Engineering, particularly at anyone aged 16+ thinking about their career choices.

The maths in this course is kept to a minimum, however a knowledge of GCSE maths will be helpful.

Who will you learn with?

Leah Ridgway

Leah is passionate about sharing her love of engineering with anyone who’ll listen.
She's investigating how we can teach engineering better and keen to explain what engineers *actually* do.

Who developed the course?

The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate

You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats, to celebrate taking part.

£34.00 + shipping

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Charges to your account will be made in GBP. Prices in local currency are provided as a convenience and are only an estimate based on current exchange rates.