Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

In this course, you will get an overview of what to expect from a Mechanical Engineering course. Essentially, you will get an introduction to Mechanical Engineering and be able to gauge whether this field of study is suited for you. By the end of this course, you will have a substantial understanding of what this path of study entails as well as the opportunities that come with this field of interest.
· December 6, 2018

The world of mechanical engineering is wide and vast. The aim of this course is to give you a deeper understanding on what the life of a mechanical engineering student looks like and what you can expect when you enter into the working world. Be prepared to watch teaser videos on what you would be learning and hear directly from engineers themselves.

This course follows a project-based assessment method. This means that rather than asking quiz questions, we’ll ask you thought-provoking questions for you to do on your own that will not be marked. It’s to help guide you and assist you in figuring out if you want to study mechanical engineering and whether or not it’s suited to you. So take part and make use of the time to really reflect on what you want!

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will:

  • LO1: Understand what a mechanical engineer does and how they contribute to society.
  • LO2: Give examples of the type of course content covered.
  • LO3: Know where they fit into society and the economy of South Africa.
  • LO4: Make decisions with regards to subject choices and tertiary institution applications best suited to them within the mechanical engineering industry.
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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
  • 16 Topics
  • Course Certificate