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Our guide to Mechanical Engineering courses

On a typical mechanical engineering course you will learn how to design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. Some mechanical engineering courses expect you to be proficient in computer aided design (CAD), though many others teach this as part of the syllabus. You will certainly need to be confident using computers though. Mechanical engineering courses tend to mix classroom-based theory lessons with practical workshops.

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Surprisingly good for online
by George - August 2015

Have done online courses before and this one leads the others and that includes an OU course that I completed a few years ago. This has been easy to follow in my opinion and very interesting if you are into engineering.

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  • Science, Engineering, Manufacturing Technologies
  • Semta is an organisation that offers ‘performance solutions’ for the manufacturing and engineering industries. Semta works alongside trainers, employers, and partners to offer these solutions in accordance with the current industry needs. Semta takes care of 132,000 institutions belonging to the UK’s automotive, marine, aerospace, and electronics sectors and helps promote competency in businesses. Semta offers cost-efficient qualifications and funding for training. 

  • EMTA Awards Ltd
  • EAL is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing, building services and related sectors.  We are the only awarding organisation to invest in the industries we serve and the skills of those who work within them.  Our commitment to partnering industry and focus on our core sectors gives us unrivalled knowledge and understanding of employer skills needs.  This results in qualifications that carry weight and respect with employers and deliver real career benefits for learners.

Related careers: Mechanical Engineer

Chartered mechanical engineers are concerned with all aspects of machinery and its moving parts. They may choose to apply their engineering skills to the design, construction and application of an almost endless range of machinery. Chartered engineers work in one of the three main engineering functions: Design, Research and Production. Design: Engineers are concerned with turning ideas into plans for new products, or improvements to existing products. They use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to assist them in the production of highly complex designs. Research and...more