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Are you considering a career in engineering? Are you fascinated by what engineers do?
In this free, open course, you will gain an understanding of the various fields of engineering and explore the engineering design process, from conceptual design and optimal choice evaluation to project construction and the need for engineering ethics.
This introductory course is a recommended prerequisite for Brown’s pre-college online Engineering courses, which focus on the specific fields of biomedical engineering, materials engineering, and renewable energy engineering.
"What I liked best was working with other students around my age from many different parts of the world and seeing what interests them and how they chose to approach the project." - Exploring Engineering student, Spring 2015
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Time commitment: To be successful in this course, you must have reliable internet access, and will be expected to participate multiple times each week. Plan to spend approximately 10 hours per week on coursework.
Recommended prerequisite: none
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers
• Adobe Flash Player (Important elements of this course require Flash and will not work on an iPad. If you do not already have Flash installed on your computer, you will be provided with instructions on how to download it at the start of the course.)
• Smartphone with camera, digital camera, or scanner (some assignments require students to upload photos, sketches, or graphs to the course website)
Supplementary materials: none
Course Fee: No fee
Related courses: Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices, Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs, Renewable Energy Engineering: Wind and Solar Power
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