• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 42 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations in collaboration with Cornell University - CornellX. Learn how to analyze real-world engineering problems using ANSYS simulation software and gain important professional skills sought by employers.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

Education

In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to perform engineering simulations using a powerful tool from ANSYS, Inc. This is a problem-based course where you’ll learn by doing. The focus will be on understanding what’s under the blackbox so as to move beyond garbage-in, garbage-out. You’ll practice using a common solution approach to problems involving different physics: structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

We’ll solve textbook examples to understand the fundamental principles of finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics. Then we’ll apply these principles to simulate real-world examples in the tool including a bolted rocket assembly and a wind turbine rotor.We’ll discuss current industry practices with a SpaceX engineer. By working through examples in a leading simulation tool that professionals use, you’ll learn to move beyond button pushing and start thinking like an expert.

This A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations Certificate from Cornell University - CornellX teaches fundamental concepts and tool use in an integrated fashion using the power of online learning. All learners will have access to a free download of ANSYS Student.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 days
    • Duration description
      • 6 Weeks
      • Effort: 4–6 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn
  • Big ideas in finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Fluid dynamics simulations using ANSYS Fluent™
  • Structural mechanics simulations using ANSYS Mechanical™
  • Mathematical models underlying simulations
  • Building simulations of real-world applications using ANSYS® software
  • Verification and validation of simulations including checking against hand calculations
  • How to approach engineering analysis and simulations like an expert

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prerequisites

  • High school physics including Newton’s second law
  • Differential and integral calculus
  • Basic matrix algebra

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
  • National

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?