University of Bristol launches Cracking Mechanics, Further Maths for Engineers MOOC.

Posted: 06/11/2014

The University of Bristol launches its first Massive Online Open Course, or MOOC, Cracking Mechanics, Further Maths for Engineers, on Monday 10 November.

The course is free to join and will run for six weeks. Learners will find out how engineers use both maths and physics to solve real world problems. It is aimed at year 12 and 13 students who are interested in careers in engineering, maths or physical science and is perfect for keen students who want either to practise existing skills or to extend their knowledge and understanding. Cracking Mechanics is designed to complement the A-level and International Baccalaureate specifications. However, it will also give students the opportunity to become independent learners and enrich not only their subject-specific knowledge, but also their wider experience and skills. Each week is split into bite-sized chunks, taking less than 30 minutes per day. Learners will watch videos, read articles, answer questions, do tests and quizzes, and discuss problems with other learners and help them with their problems too. Assessment is optional.

To find out more about the course, or to register, please visit futurelearn courses .

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