Courses tagged with "Engineering" (18)

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Starts : 2017-05-30
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edX Free English Chemistry EdX Engineering Science WageningenX

In a biorefinery a complex biobased feedstock is separated and processed in such a way that sustainability and application opportunities are maximized. In this course we will focus on tools and techniques to efficiently disentangle, separate and convert different biomass based feedstocks into simpler (functional) components.

First we will discuss available techniques and processes for biomass activation/disentanglement and separation.

Next we explore how to design a biorefinery taking into account feedstock and sustainable energy use. Therefore we will dive into:

  • mass and energy balances;
  • design of biorefinery process units to obtain multiple products from one type of biomass;
  • how to recover energy and resources in the biorefinery system;
  • evaluation of the designed system with respect to sustainability and economic criteria;
  • evaluation of criteria for successful implementation (operational and investment costs).

Starts : 2017-06-01
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edX Free English Biology & Life Sciences DelftX EdX Engineering Physics

How can you reduce the energy loss of your home? What is the underlying science of energy loss in pipes? Which heat and mass transfer problems do we have to tackle to make consumer products?

In this engineering course, you will learn about the engineering principles that play an important role in all of these and more phenomena. You will learn about microbalances, radiation, convection, diffusion and more and their applications in everyday life.  

This advanced course is for engineers who want to refresh their knowledge, engineering students who are eager to learn more about heat/mass transport and for all who have fun in explaining the science of phenomena in nature.


The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

Starts : 2017-06-08
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edX Free English BUx Education & Teacher Training EdX Engineering Science

This course is designed to provide future STEM faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them.

The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM faculty to be effective teachers, thus improving the learning experience for the thousands of students they will teach.

The course draws on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and staff from university teaching centers, many of them affiliated with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a network of research universities collaborating in the preparation of STEM graduate students and post-docs as future faculty members.

Starts : 2017-06-19
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edX Free Engineering English Computer Science EdX ETHx Math Science

Robots are rapidly evolving from factory workhorses, which are physically bound to their work-cells, to increasingly complex machines capable of performing challenging tasks in our daily environment. The objective of this course is to provide the basic concepts and algorithms required to develop mobile robots that act autonomously in complex environments. The main emphasis is put on mobile robot locomotion and kinematics, environment perception, probabilistic map based localization and mapping, and motion planning. The lectures and exercises of this course introduce several types of robots such as wheeled robots, legged robots and drones.

This lecture closely follows the textbook Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots by Roland Siegwart, Illah Nourbakhsh, Davide Scaramuzza, The MIT Press, second edition 2011.

Starts : 2017-06-06
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX Design EdX Engineering

Design professionals, supervisors and managers are required to understand, use, and extract value from digital manufacturing. Industrial design is a world that has grown increasingly digital, and in which the duration from idea to implementation is shorter than it has ever been.

This course gives you an opportunity to connect to emerging trends and technologies, the instructors, and their insights. It is taught by TU Delft's leading scholars and experts in digital manufacturing. The Industrial Design Engineering faculty at TU Delft is a world leader in the application of technology, especially in applying it in a human-centered way. It is known for setting the agenda for the creative industry.

There are three major steps in the digital manufacturing workflow that we cover in depth. These include: scanning, modelling, and fabrication. We also consider how each step could be applied within your business, and the value that each can offer.

In this course we will explore primary additive manufacturing technologies, of which some can be considered as 3D printing. Those include: material extrusion, powder bed fusion, material jetting, binder jetting, sheet lamination, photopolymerization, and directed energy deposition. We consider their advantages, logistical challenges, and the workflow required to get the most out of this palette of techniques.

The course uses hands-on assignments with software and mobile applications to develop your skills. We also have guest lectures from some of today’s most innovative designers; spurring exciting discussions. We hope to stimulate conversation about ownership and authenticity, the role of designers, and the benefits and implications of digital fabrication. These represent opportunities to network and interact with professionals worldwide, as well as the master students from TU Delft who take the course along with you.

Starts : 2017-06-20
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edX Free English EdX Electronics Engineering Physics UPValenciaX

En este curso aprenderás a diseñar, fabricar y programar tu propio robot (DYOR: Do Your Own Robot) con Arduino. Es una metodología que llevamos años implementando en asignaturas de robótica de la Universitat Politènica de València. Está principalmente enfocado a educadores en áreas de Tecnología e Informática, pero también para personas que quieren iniciarse en el mundo Maker.

El objetivo final del curso es disfrutéis aprendiendo en todo el proceso de diseño, fabricación y montaje del robot con actividades diversas, variadas y multidisciplinares. Por ello hemos preparado todos los contenidos necesarios que os permitirán fabricar un robot divertido, personalizable y de bajo coste partiendo desde cero y que vosotros podréis adaptar a vuestras necesidades. De forma orientativa, el coste de los materiales para fabricar el robot está en torno a los 65€, que correrán a cargo del alumno y que podrás comprar libremente donde más te interese.

El curso es idóneo para personas que quieran iniciarse en el mundo de la electrónica, fabricación digital y la robótica. Aprenderás a utilizar herramientas CAD (TinkerCAD), diseño electrónico (Fritzing) y programación por bloques de Arduino (Facilino) y apps Android (App Inventor2).

En el curso os explicamos divertidas actividades que podréis realizar con vuestros robots como generar emociones, reproducir melodías, controlar movimientos básicos, abrir/cerrar pinzas, seguir líneas, evitar obstáculos o controlar el robot remotamente desde un dispositivo móvil.

Starts : 2017-06-06
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edX Free English EdX Engineering UPValenciaX

Se conocerán los distintos sistemas de georreferenciación/navegación aplicados a dispositivos móviles, la estructura de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) y su aplicabilidad a la gestión del territorio y se describirán los sistemas de comunicación existentes (GPRS/UMTS, internet), con el objeto de analizar las aplicaciones a la ingeniería y la gestión del territorio que proporciona la integración de estos tres sistemas en los dispositivos móviles.

Asimismo, se describirán los principales software de navegación y gestión de la información (SIG) existentes en el mercado para dispositivos móviles, incluyendo prácticas con algunos de ellos. Por último, se realizara una valoración de las distintas aplicaciones que pueden proporcionar los dispositivos móviles para la gestión del territorio, para la ingeniería, geografía, geología, ciencias medio ambientales…

Starts : 2017-05-31
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edX Free English EdX Electronics Engineering MITx

In this engineering course, you will learn about diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs and semiconductor properties.

This course is part 1 of a series that explain the basis of the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials including semiconductors, metals, organics, and insulators. You will learn how devices are built to take advantage of these properties. This is illustrated with a wide range of devices, placing a strong emphasis on new and emerging technologies.

Part 2 - 3.15.2x: Optical Materials and Devices
Part 3 - 3.15.3x: Magnetic Materials and Devices

Starts : 2017-06-06
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edX Free English EdX Engineering UPValenciaX

Este curso está destinado a estudiantes universitarios de la rama de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones que quieran conocer los mecanismos fundamentales de las comunicaciones por fibra óptica. También es adecuado para profesionales relacionados con las instalaciones de fibra óptica que deseen comprender aspectos fundamentales sobre la generación, propagación y detección de la señal óptica.

En él aprenderás los conceptos básicos relacionados con las comunicaciones ópticas. Tras comprender la importancia de las redes ópticas en la actualidad atendiendo a la evolución de la demanda y los servicios, se explicarán los fundamentos del guiado de la luz en la fibra óptica, así como las características de los modos propagados por fibras multimodo y monomodo. A continuación se estudiarán la atenuación y la dispersión, como efectos fundamentales de propagación en la fibra óptica, así como las limitaciones que éstos suponen en alcance y capacidad máxima. También se explicará la generación de señal óptica en LEDs y láseres, así como la detección y recuperación de la información transmitida por la fibra. Finalmente, el último capítulo permitirá al alumno realizar los cálculos necesarios para diseñar un sistema de comunicaciones ópticas, con la posibilidad de emplear técnicas multicanal WDM o SCM en estos sistemas.

Starts : 2017-06-06
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edX Free English EdX Engineering TenarisUniversity

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining is the process through which computers control machine-based processes in manufacturing. The kinds of machines controlled include lathes, mills, routers and grinders – all used for manufacturing of metal and plastic products. 

In this course, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of CNC machining; building the essential knowledge to develop and operate a project with a CNC machine.

From plan interpretation to machining and quality control, you will learn how to make the right decision in every stage of a project through videos and interactive activities.  

We invite you to take part of the “Jaque Mate” company project, the objective of which is to produce chess pieces.

Are you up for the challenge?

Starts : 2017-05-30
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Engineering MITx Science

This course is the first of a two-course sequence: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, and Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science. Together, they are designed to help people with no prior exposure to computer science or programming learn to think computationally and write programs to tackle useful problems. Some of the people taking the two courses will use them as a stepping stone to more advanced computer science courses, but for many it will be their first and last computer science courses. This run features updated lecture videos, lecture exercises, and problem sets to use the new version of Python 3.5. Even if you took the course with Python 2.7, you will be able to easily transition to Python 3.5 in future courses, or enroll now to refresh your learning. 

Since these courses may be the only formal computer science courses many of the students take, we have chosen to focus on breadth rather than depth. The goal is to provide students with a brief introduction to many topics so they will have an idea of what is possible when they need to think about how to use computation to accomplish some goal later in their career. That said, they are not "computation appreciation" courses. They are challenging and rigorous courses in which the students spend a lot of time and effort learning to bend the computer to their will.

Starts : 2017-05-31
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edX Free English EdX Electronics Engineering TokyoTechX

This course introduces fundamental topics in electrical and electronic engineering including a broad range of examples. Topics covered are solar cells (batteries) and portable cell phones, applications from Japanese companies, including the high speed railway, etc., plus advanced research being performed at high-tech laboratories in Japan.

By taking this course, you will gain knowledge about general aspects of electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Tech instructors and engineers working in Japanese industry. The topics covered flow from introductory materials, to fundamental research and their practical applications. The lecture videos in this course are spoken in Japanese with English transcripts and all materials (slides, quizzes and report) are provided in both Japanese and English. 


Starts : 2017-06-01
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edX Free English Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Engineering TUMx

Understand the background and meaning of Six Sigma and the five steps of the DMAIC process improvement flow: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control. Discuss what "Quality" means and how to identify the Voice of the Customer.

You will learn how to set an improvement project goal, calculate process yield, and identify Critical to Quality parameters.

You will learn how to map a process and to use the necessary statistical techniques to establish the baseline performance of a process and to calculate the process capability.

To complement the lectures, we provide interactive exercises, which allow learners to see the statistics "in action." Learners then master the statistical concepts by completing practice problems. These are then reinforced using interactive case-studies, which illustrate the application of the statistics in quality improvement situations.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will earn the Technical University of Munich Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, confirming mastery of the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma to a Yellow Belt level, based on the American Society of Quality's Body of Knowledge for the Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Starts : 2017-05-31
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edX Free English Computer Science EdX Engineering UMUC USMx

Want to gain software testing skills to start a career or are you a software developer looking to improve your unit testing skills? This course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, will provide the essential skills you need for success. 

Software needs to be tested for bugs and to insure the product meets the requirements and produces the desired results. Software testing is essential to providing a quality product. 

Learn the techniques Software Testers and Quality Assurance Engineers use every day, which can be applied to any programming language and testing software.

No previous programming knowledge needed. This course will use Java and JUnit, however, for examples and assignments.

Starts : 2017-06-13
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edX Free English Communication EdX Electronics Engineering UPValenciaX

Oímos en tres dimensiones porque la evolución nos ha dotado de esta capacidad fundamental para desenvolvernos en nuestro entorno. El oído sustituye a la vista cuando las fuentes sonoras quedan fuera del alcance de esta o bien sirve para complementarla cuando están visibles. Desde los principios de la electrónica la ingeniería ha trabajado para simular estos estímulos sonoros a través de múltiples sistemas de sonido espacial, empezando desde el más simple, el estéreo. En este curso el alumno empezará familiarizándose con los mecanismos de la audición espacial humana, para pasar a estudiar los principales sistemas de reproducción de sonido espacial, siguiendo una clasificación ordenada atendiendo a criterios de ingeniería. Se estudiarán desde los sistemas más comunes como el 5.1 hasta los sistemas más modernos como la Wave-Field Synthesis o los sistemas binaurales con personalización de la HRTF.

Starts : 2017-06-14
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edX Free Business English Business & Management EdX Engineering MITx

This Supply Chain Fundamentals course is part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, offered by #1 ranked SCM Master's program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The CTL.SC1x Supply Chain Fundamentals course provides the foundational skills for supply chain management and logistics. You will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental mathematical models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations.

The main topic areas we will focus on this course are:

  • Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management
  • Inventory Planning, Management, and Control
  • Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution

While our main objective is to develop and use models to help us analyze these situations, we will make heavy use of examples from industry to provide illustrations of the concepts in practice. This is neither a purely theoretical nor a case study course, but rather an applied analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice.

MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management

The MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management is specifically designed and administered by MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting and growing field. In addition to being a standalone certificate demonstrating expertise in the field, students who complete all of the required courses and the final proctored exam will be qualified to apply to gain credit at MIT for the blended graduate master's degree program. In order to qualify for the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management you need to earn a Verified Certificate in all of the required courses. When you register for a Verified Certificate you will also be granted access to additional practice problems, supplemental readings, and opportunities for increased interaction with the faculty and teaching staff.

To learn more about the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, please visit

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Starts : 2017-06-15
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edX Free English EdX Engineering MEPhIx Physics Science

There is a vast variety of contemporary surface analysis methods that you can use for your research. If you are not sure which one is right for you, or if you want to obtain the right information about different surface analysis techniques, then this course is for you!

This course describes the most widely used analysis methods in contemporary surface science. It presents the strengths and weaknesses of each method so that you can choose the one that provides you with the information you need. It also reviews what each method cannot give to you, as well as how to interpret the results obtained from each method.

This course is filled with examples to help you become familiar with the graphs and figures obtained from common surface analysis methods.

Each method is described in a similar way: basic principle, apparatus scheme, example results, special features, and actual device examples.

Starts : 2017-06-01
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Engineering MITx Social Sciences

When a person lives on less than $2 a day — as some 2.7 billion people around the world do — there isn’t room for a product like a solar lantern or a water filter to fail. Investment in failing products undermines future innovation by reducing confidence and depleting scarce resources.

It’s a challenge faced every day by development agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and consumers themselves. With so many products on the market, how do you choose the right one?

This course, developed by MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) will explore the fundamentals of technology evaluation for global development. It includes a deep dive into CITE’s 3S methodology, looking at products from three angles:

  • Suitability—does a product perform its intended purpose?
  • Scalability—can the supply chain effectively reach consumers?
  • Sustainability—is it a product that can be used correctly, consistently, and continuously over time?

This course is designed for academics and global development practitioners; those interested in conducting their own technology evaluations to promote data-driven decisions through research or development practice.