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Mechanical Engineering: On-Demand Online Course

Join our Mechanical Engineering online course, and kick start your career as an Engineer.

Online Mechanical Engineering Course Introduction

Do you want to delve deeper and expend your knowledge of mechanical engineering? Our online Mechanical Engineering course will provide you with a comprehensive snapshot of this exciting and rewarding field whilst in the comfort of your own home. You’ll get to grips with the design, production, and operation of the tools and machines that enable us to live as we do in order to fully understand the role of a Mechanical Engineer. This online course is ideal preparation if you are thinking of studying maths, engineering, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.

Join our Mechanical Engineering online course, and kick start your career as an Engineer.

Mechanical Engineering

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What's in the Mechanical Engineering On-Demand Course?

Course Summary

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and most exciting subject areas within engineering. It is the study of the design and manufacture of all mechanical objects that we use in our daily lives, from the smallest nanobot to the biggest jumbo jet. From the earliest archaeological records of the existence of mankind, there is evidence that man has been utilising tools to aid in the tasks that an individual could not perform alone. As humans have evolved, so has the technology that they use. Tools and machines are now a vital part of everyday life – the recent rapid explosion of technology means that mechanical engineers are forever facing new exciting challenges, developing systems that work in the most extreme environments from the coldest winters of the Arctic to the vacuum of outer space.

The diverse range of projects that a mechanical engineer could work on mean that this is one of the most inspiring subjects to study at university and one of the most thrilling to pursue as a career. This mechanical engineering course will introduce you to the study of these machines and how the work of a mechanical engineer is fundamental to the design, production, and operation of the tools and machines that enable us to live as we do, with particular focus on the mathematical and physical rules that govern the mechanical world.

Topics Covered

During the course you will…

  • Understand what distinguishes mechanical from other branches of engineering
  • Understand the fundamental scientific and mathematic laws that govern the movement of objects, and how these work in practice
  • Gain an insight into solid and fluid mechanics

By the end of the course you will be able to…

  • Understand the key equations and scientific theorems that all Mechanical Engineers must know
  • Discuss the differences between solid and fluid mechanics
  • Understand the key steps that all Mechanical Engineers must take when planning a project

What’s Included?

  • 4 x Interactive Tutorials
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Access to the course discussion forum
  • Course worksheets and case studies
  • ORA Certificate of completion



Tutorial 1: Mechanical Engineering in Context (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial takes a look at mechanical engineering within its wider engineering context and explores its differences and similarities to the physical sciences and mathematics. It will define the discipline of engineering before considering what types of work an engineer is likely to be involved in. The tutorial will end with some brief practical advice on studying engineering at university.

Tutorial 2: Motion (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial explores the idea of applying physical laws to real world problems which is, in essence, the job of a mechanical engineer. By analysing the forces that objects are subject to using Newton’s laws of motion, you will learn how to identify whether that object will move and, if so, in which direction and how quickly.

Tutorial 3: Solid Mechanics (1 - 1.5 hours)

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Tutorial 4: Fluid Mechanics (1 - 1.5 hours)

This final tutorial will explore engineering fluids and how they behave differently to engineering solids. This is extremely useful as it allows, for example, oil to lubricate a bearing, steam to drive a turbine, and blood to flow through our arteries. It will take a look at how engineering fluids behave and the implications of this when fluids flow over and around solid objects.

Key Details

Course Pre-requisites

Advanced level of English
An interest and enthusiasm for science and the human body
This course would suit students studying towards A-level physics or maths, and in particular those interested in university study of engineering.

Course Level

For students applying to university to study engineering or related subjects



Prior Knowledge

It is recommended that students be studying towards A-Level mathematics or equivalent to take this course.
Students should have a keen interest for learning how machines work.




4-6 hours (further independent study is encouraged)

How to Enrol

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