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If the sound of a smoothly running engine makes you tick, look no further than Alison’s free online automotive engineering courses. These cover everything from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles, ships’ engines and much more. We recommend Mechanical Engineering - Internal Combustion Engine Basics for an introduction to the place where all automotive engineering begins. For anyone considering a career below decks, we suggest the Diploma in Marine Diesel Engines or for an introduction to the latest in automotive technology, we recommend Alison’s Diploma in Electric Vehicle Technology.
Turbo charge your career with Alison’s free online certificate courses in automotive engineering. These short, practical courses are ideal for hobbyists as well as those who want to work as a mechanic. Mechanical Engineering - Internal Combustion Engine Basics is the perfect starting point for anyone with an interest in the engine that drives much of the world’s machinery, as well as vehicles. For those with a grasp of the basics, we recommend Diesel Engine Cycles, Maintenance, & Control. It covers 4-stroke and 2-stroke engine cycles and all you need to know for diesel engine maintenance. If you have a basic knowledge of auto electrical systems and want to progress to troubleshooting specific issues, we suggest the short course Automotive Starting System Diagnosis. It includes step by step procedures to diagnose the cause of a malfunctioning starting system.