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Alison has over 1,000 high quality courses available across 9 distinct categories, all absolutely free to complete. All our courses are self-paced and have been designed by subject matter experts, to give you an interactive and enriched learning experience.
Depending on your learning goal, you can choose from:
Certificate courses (average time: 2-3 hours), which help you focus your learning to provide you with specific expertise in your field or industry.
Diploma courses (average time: 8-10 hours), which are designed to give you a more extensive understanding of a subject area, by helping you master multiple concepts within a subject.
Learning Paths (average time: 18-20 hours), which are a combination of niche courses that have been specially designed by experts, to help you: Broaden your skill set; Progress your knowledge; or Master a subject.
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If you're interested in entering the world of engineering and design or simply want to expand your knowledge, Alison's free online engineering courses can help you. First, we suggest you take a short certificate course such as the Introduction to Design Thinking and People Centered Design or the Design Thinking - Introduction to Usability Testing course. You can easily apply these courses in your line of work and use them to get prepared for more rigorous studies. If you want to start with a comprehensive course, then you should check out the Diploma in Design Thinking which will plant your career on solid ground.
With Alison's free online engineering courses, you can acquire skills in engineering and design that can help you solve complex problems to help our world function more efficiently. Take our short certificate course Introduction to Design Thinking and People Centered Design to jumpstart your new endeavour or the Solidworks: An Introduction to the 3D Editor to learn a useful tool in design thinking. Geared towards mechanical engineering? Then, we highly recommend you take our Internal Combustion Engine Basics and Plate Heat Exchanger Fundamentals!
Design thinking is the process of creating and testing an innovative idea to improve a product or solve existing problems and with Alison's free online engineering courses, you can enter this world with a solid foundation. How? Just take our comprehensive course Diploma in Design Thinking. This course takes less than 20 hours and can be completed at your own pace and time. Once you finish it, you'll be ready to firmly plant your feet in the world of design engineering!