Online Lecture Series for Engineering Subjects

17/07/2014

The alliance of leading technical universities, TU9, of which RWTH Aachen is also a member, will be offering a massive open online course or MOOC in English for the first time in the 2014/2015 winter semester.

  Learning students Copyright: Marek Kruszewski

During the nine-week course professors will present their subject areas each week in online videos. Afterwards, sutdents can work on complementary tasks and discuss with others in the online forum. Academic staff will answer questions about the content.

All of the topics are prepared in such a way that they can be understood using fundamentals from an initial degree program or comparable knowledge. The course will be held in English. During the nine weeks of the course the following topics will be presented: Start Up, Mechanics, Digital Engineering, Machines for the World, Future Materials, Future Cities, Mobility, Robotics, and Aerospace. The course will launch on October 20, 2014.

All TU9 locations, which, aside from RWTH Aachen, include the technical universities in Munich, Berlin, and Dresden, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT, are involved in the creation of course content. Participants get a look at central topics and the content of different engineering courses of study and learn about the diversity of engineering studies at the TU9 universities.