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Best Online Courses in Mechanical Engineering 2019

Online courses are an excellent alternative to traditional classes that are especially beneficial for students planning to continue their career alongside their studies. It is much easier to find the time to dedicate to a job if you are not required to travel to a physical location at specific times each week.

What is an online course in mechanical engineering? This branch of engineering involves the use, design, and operation of machines. It is a broad field of study that has applications in nearly all professional industries. A common focus in this course is manufacturing, but the subject also incorporate aspects from physics, engineering, materials science, thermal systems, and nanoscale engineering.

The biggest benefit offered to students who complete a mechanical engineering program is to their career. It tends to become easier to enter advanced positions and the salary that can be earned is typically higher. These benefits can be attained regardless of whether courses are taken online or in a classroom.

The tuition and other fees for taking a mechanical engineering online course can vary. This is why it is wise to research all the variables before enrolling. Everything from the school and program to the length and even country of study can influence the total cost.

Because large machines are used in many different industries, there are many available careers for those with an education in mechanical engineering. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the practice of mechanical engineering, positions are available in the management, maintenance, oversight, and operation of manufacturing or processing machines. On the theoretical side, it is possible to become a scientist working to research and develop new types of machines. It is also possible to enter academia and teach about mechanical engineering.

You can find online courses at institutes across the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The International Institute Of Plant Engineering And Design

The flexibility analysis of piping systems is carried out by skilled persons within engineering companies. The course is created and conducted by qualified professional e ... [+]

The flexibility analysis of piping systems is carried out by skilled persons within engineering companies. The course is created and conducted by qualified professional engineers and is based on years of experience. The purpose of this course is to train flexibility analysis, to engineers with some years of experience in the piping discipline.

Course Format

This course consists of some study material in pdf, multiple-choice tests and case studies. The course emphasis is laid on the solution of practical designs and calculations with the help of the tutor. The participant receives feedback from the instructor via the discussion forum and web conferences.

What you'll learn Week 1: Introduction to flexibility analysis Week 2: Pipe stress classification. Failure theory. Admissible stress Week 3: Stress intensification coefficients Week 4: Basic piping support elements Week 5: Thermal expansion. Analysis of sustained case Week 6: Analysis of operation case: pipe racks Week 7: Analysis of operation case: static equipment Week 8: Analysis of operation case: piping Week 9: Analysis of flange leakage Week 10: Analysis of occasional loads: wind and earthquake Week 11: Introduction to dynamic analysis. Other pipe supports. Week 12: Final project Prerequisites ... [-]
Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Part-time
12 weeks
Online
EAN University

The Manufacturing Engineering virtual academic program is the first virtual academic program offered in Colombia. It aims at training enterprising professionals with know ... [+]

Undergraduate Course - Manufacturing Engineering

The Manufacturing Engineering virtual academic program is the first virtual academic program offered in Colombia. It aims at training enterprising professionals with knowledge in planning, managing and controlling manufacturing processes with the purpose of improving indicators of efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity in companies on a national and international basis.

The academic training areas of the Manufacturing Engineer are Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Production Systems Management, Quality Management, Industrial Safety, Environment, and Industrial Automation.

The program has an academic staff with broad academic and business experience, as well as with solid methodological training, thus making the learning process easier.... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Online
TU Delft Open & Online Education

Rotor and wake aerodynamics are key to many applications such as helicopter and propeller rotors in transport and wind turbines for electricity generation. But rotors hav ... [+]

Rotor and wake aerodynamics are key to many applications such as helicopter and propeller rotors in transport and wind turbines for electricity generation. But rotors have a tendency to generate three-dimensional unsteady aerodynamic phenomena that are complex both to understand and to model.

For anyone working in the development and production of helicopter or wind turbine blades, this course is invaluable. It will deliver a depth of knowledge of the science and an ability to apply the technology that will enhance the careers of those already in the industry and the prospects of those wishing to enter it.

The course focuses on the following topics:

Momentum theory applied to rotor simulation and design and potential flow models for rotors Airfoil aerodynamics Unsteady aerodynamics Aeroacoustics Wake aerodynamic ... [-]
Netherlands Netherlands Online
February 2020
Part-time
17 weeks
Online
TU Delft Open & Online Education

Learn how to apply cutting-edge knowledge of aeroacoustics in a simple and effective way. After taking this course you will be able to reliably measure noise in a variety ... [+]

Learn how to apply cutting-edge knowledge of aeroacoustics in a simple and effective way. After taking this course you will be able to reliably measure noise in a variety of mechanical systems and develop noise reduction strategies to improve their aerodynamic design and performance.

Over the last few years, the field of aeroacoustics has developed rapidly in finding solutions for reducing noise from aircraft, engines, ventilation systems and wind turbines. However, finding the right balance between achieving maximum performance (of mechanical systems such as airplanes, cars, drones, etc.) and lowering their noise output to comply with noise regulations, and ensure people's comfort and health, is a complicated task.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
January 2020
Part-time
5 weeks
Online