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.
This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. The course is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying maths, engineering, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.
Aims and Objectives
- To understand what distinguishes mechanical from other branches of engineering
- To understand the fundamental scientific and mathematic laws that govern the movement of objects, and how these work in practice
- To gain an insight into solid and fluid mechanics
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students 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