Free Online Course On Engineering Simulations

Cornell University would like to announce free online course named as “A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations”. The course aimed to give you the knowledge that how to analyze real-world engineering problems using ANSYS simulation software and gain important professional skills sought by employers.

This free online course 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. The course will start on February 15, 2017.

Course At A Glance

  1. Length: 6 weeks
  2. Effort:   4-6 hours per week
  3. Subject:  Engineering
  4. Institution:  Cornell University
  5. Languages: English
  6. Price:  Free
  7. Certificate Available: Yes
  8. Session: The course will start on February 15, 2017

Providers Details

  • Cornell University, a world-renowned and diverse Ivy League institution, is a community of scholars known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose.
  • Cornell University’s College of Engineering will create a better future for all through its leadership in research and excellence in engineering education. It will accomplish this by fostering a challenging, enlightened, and collaborative academic environment that demands excellence encourages innovative education and supports ground-breaking discovery.


No previous knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in “Engineering Simulations”.

About This Course

  • Benefits: They will 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. The language of the course is English.
  • Importance of the Subject in Today’s Scenario: Simulation is goal-directed experimentation with dynamic models, i.e., models with time-dependent behavior. It is an enabling and very important technology in many application areas. Growing importance of modeling and simulation oblige us to reflect on professional and ethical implications, as well as desirable research and development areas of modeling and simulation.

How to Join This Course

You should register yourself through the given link to join this free on-line course:

Why Take This Course

Advantage of Course: 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.  You learn very useful basic applications which can be applied to many everyday projects.

Certificate: Pursue a Verified Certificate ($49) to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain.  Add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course what you gain is given below:

  • Big ideas in finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Structural mechanics simulations using ANSYS Mechanical™
  • Fluid dynamics simulations using ANSYS Fluent™
  • 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


Rajesh Bhaskaran: He is Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation and Senior Lecturer in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University.

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No previous knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in Engineering Simulations.

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  • You’ll practice using a common solution approach to problems involving different physics: structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer. 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 course teaches fundamental concepts and tool use in an integrated fashion using the power of online learning.
  • If you pay for the certificate then you can receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution’s logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects. You can add the certificate to your CV or resume.

Detailed Information

For more information about the course, you can check the given link:!

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