Engineering Simulation MOOC Teaches Pro Skills, March 2016

Cornell University is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) that gives thousands of students around the world the opportunity to learn engineering simulation skills using the latest, industry-standard ANSYS simulation software. The course, titled “A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations,” will teach students how to create physics-based simulations of their designs before building a physical prototype. It will also teach high school students and college undergraduates about the mathematical models on which simulations are based, along with fundamental principles of structural mechanics and fluid dynamics. Both the six-week course and the software are free to students, teachers and industry professionals through this collaboration between ANSYS and Cornell.