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Engineering

Learn everything about Engineering through free online courses from leading universities around the world, including Harvard, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Search for your favorite university or select your preferred course duration or weekly effort. Most of these Engineering courses are self-paced.

Course name
Duration
Effort

Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells

École Polytechnique
About three hours per week
Approx. 10 hours to complete
3 weeks of study, 2-5 hours
Approx. 9 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 30 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours
Approx. 5 hours to complete
6 modules, 2-3 hours/module
Approx. 17 hours to complete
4 weeks of study
Approx. 14 hours to complete
2 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours
Approx. 6 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 29 hours to complete

Ferrous Technology I

Pohang University of Science and Technology
6 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 6 hours to complete
6 hours/week
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Astrobiology: Exploring Other Worlds

University of Arizona
6 hours/week
Approx. 31 hours to complete

Motors and Motor Control Circuits

University of Colorado Boulder
4 weeks of study, 6-10
Approx. 15 hours to complete
10 hours/week
Approx. 12 hours to complete
4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week
Approx. 6 hours to complete

Introduction to solar cells

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Electric Utilities Fundamentals and Future

University of Colorado System
5 weeks of study with 2 hours of
Approx. 9 hours to complete

Design of High-Performance Optical Systems

University of Colorado Boulder
6 weeks of study, 4 - 6
Approx. 30 hours to complete

Material Behavior

Georgia Institute of Technology
N/A
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Physics of silicon solar cells

École Polytechnique
6 weeks. 2-3 hours per week
Approx. 22 hours to complete
4 weeks of study
Approx. 9 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 1.5 hours
Approx. 9 hours to complete

Water in the Western United States

University of Colorado Boulder
6 weeks of study, 1-4
Approx. 15 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Introduction to battery-management systems

University of Colorado System
N/A
Approx. 24 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 10 hours to complete

Programming for the Internet of Things Project

University of California, Irvine
4 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 5 hours to complete
6 weeks, 2 hours/week
Approx. 17 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 54 hours to complete

Introduction to Electronics

Georgia Institute of Technology
N/A
Approx. 34 hours to complete

Statistical Molecular Thermodynamics

University of Minnesota
4-6 hours/week
Approx. 33 hours to complete
11 hours of videos and
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Intro to Acoustics (Part 1)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)
3 hours / week
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Semiconductor Physics

University of Colorado Boulder
Consists of 4 Modules, between 2 and 5 hours of
Approx. 34 hours to complete
12 hours of videos and quizzes
Approx. 19 hours to complete

Quantitative Methods

University of Amsterdam
8 weeks, 4-5 hours/week
Approx. 39 hours to complete

Ferrous Technology II

Pohang University of Science and Technology
14 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 9 hours to complete

Plastic electronics

École Polytechnique
3 hours/week
Approx. 13 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 15 hours to complete
The capstone project requires approximately 20 hours of effort,
Approx. 7 hours to complete
3-4 hours/week
Approx. 23 hours to complete
6 hours/week
Approx. 21 hours to complete
4 weeks, 2.5 to 5 hours/week
Approx. 6 hours to complete

Energy 101: The Big Picture

Georgia Institute of Technology
5-7 hours/week
Approx. 13 hours to complete

Introduction to Acoustics (Part 2)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)
3-4 hours/week
Approx. 5 hours to complete

Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
4-6 hours/week
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Introduction to FPGA Design for Embedded Systems

University of Colorado Boulder
6 hours/week
Approx. 27 hours to complete

Chemistry

University of Kentucky
N/A
Approx. 25 hours to complete
6 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 19 hours to complete
This course requires 4 weeks of study
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Fundamentals of Fluid Power

University of Minnesota
N/A
Approx. 17 hours to complete

The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators

American Museum of Natural History
N/A
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Introduction to GIS Mapping

University of Toronto
5 hours/week
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
5 weeks of study, 4-6
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Robotics: Computational Motion Planning

University of Pennsylvania
3 hours/week
Approx. 15 hours to complete
5 hours/week
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Electrodynamics: In-depth Solutions for Maxwell’s Equations

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)
5-6 hours/week
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Nanophotonics and Detectors

University of Colorado Boulder
6 weeks of study 2-5 hours per
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Expanded FPGA Training with NIOS II

University of Colorado Boulder
3 weeks of study, roughly 6 hours/week if you have
Approx. 9 hours to complete

Disaster Preparedness

University of Pittsburgh
10-15 hours of lectures, quizzes,
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Computer Architecture

Princeton University
N/A
Approx. 18 hours to complete
7 weeks of material; 5 to 7 hours per week
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Interfacing with the Arduino

University of California, Irvine
4 weeks of study, 2-3
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Robotics: Perception

University of Pennsylvania
4 weeks of study, 3-5
Approx. 29 hours to complete

Astro 101: Black Holes

University of Alberta
2 hours/week
Approx. 27 hours to complete

Kinetics: Studying Spacecraft Motion

University of Colorado Boulder
Best completed in 4 weeks, with a commitment of between 2 and 5 hours of
Approx. 25 hours to complete

Imagining Other Earths

Princeton University
20 hours of videos and peer
Approx. 52 hours to complete

Transmission electron microscopy for materials science

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
4 hours/week
Approx. 32 hours to complete

Magnetics for Power Electronic Converters

University of Colorado Boulder
4 weeks of study, 2-4
Approx. 17 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 32 hours to complete
10-15 hours
Approx. 6 hours to complete

Converter Circuits

University of Colorado Boulder
4 weeks of study, 1-3
Approx. 24 hours to complete
5 weeks of study, 2-5 hours per
Approx. 28 hours to complete
6 hours/week
Approx. 12 hours to complete

Organic Solar Cells - Theory and Practice

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
10 hours videos and quizzes
Approx. 15 hours to complete

On Being a Scientist

Universiteit Leiden
5 hours/week
Approx. 25 hours to complete
8 hours/week
Approx. 20 hours to complete

Quantum Optics 1 : Single Photons

École Polytechnique
7 weeks of study, 4-5 hours /
Approx. 25 hours to complete
This course requires 4 weeks of study of
Approx. 15 hours to complete

Introduction to Systems Engineering

UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)
4-5 hours/week
Approx. 32 hours to complete

Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
4-6 hours/week
Approx. 11 hours to complete

Introduction to Sustainability

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8-10 hours/week
Approx. 37 hours to complete
4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours
Approx. 7 hours to complete
3 weeks of material; 5 to 7 hours per week
Approx. 7 hours to complete

Systems Biology and Biotechnology Capstone

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2 hours/week
Approx. 5 hours to complete

The Meat We Eat

University of Florida
N/A
Approx. 16 hours to complete

Introduction to advanced tomography

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
7 hours/week
Approx. 14 hours to complete
4 hours/week
Approx. 21 hours to complete

MOS Transistors

Columbia University
8-10 hours/week
Approx. 35 hours to complete

The Sun and the Total Eclipse of August 2017

University of Colorado Boulder
1 1/2 to 2 hours of study and review, each of 5 modules. There is also
Approx. 9 hours to complete

Sensors and Sensor Circuit Design

University of Colorado Boulder
4 weeks of study, 6-10
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Advanced Chemistry

University of Kentucky
N/A
Approx. 14 hours to complete

BIM Application for Engineers

National Taiwan University
4 hours/week
Approx. 26 hours to complete

Embedded Software and Hardware Architecture

University of Colorado Boulder
5-6 hours per week
Approx. 9 hours to complete
4 hours/week
Approx. 17 hours to complete

Geospatial and Environmental Analysis

University of California, Davis
4 weeks of study, 3-4
Approx. 18 hours to complete

Nanotechnology and Nanosensors, Part1

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
60-100 hours of videos and
Approx. 10 hours to complete

Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam

University of Houston System
N/A
Approx. 27 hours to complete

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

University of Arizona
~26 hours of lectures and
Approx. 51 hours to complete
N/A
Approx. 23 hours to complete
6 hours/week
Approx. 12 hours to complete
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