Are you a high school student who is interested in becoming an engineer? Or do you know a student who is interested in majoring in engineering in college?

If so, there are lots of online opportunities to learn what engineering classes are like. Visit the links below to take a seat in a virtual engineering classroom.

MIT Open Courseware

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free virtual online courses in chemical engineering, engineering systems design, mechanical engineering, and other subjects. And some courses are available in Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Spanish.

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative

Carnegie Mellon offers a large selection of engineering courses online, many of them free. You can study engineering statistics, STEM readiness, and more.

Purdue University Global

Purdue, a top engineering school, offers a selection of online engineering courses, as well as courses in cybersecurity, IT and other technical subjects.


Coursera offers access to many engineering courses from major universities that include Penn, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Duke and more. Not all courses are free, but they do offer the opportunity to test drive courses in a safe, risk-free way.

Yale University Open Courses

Yale might not be known as an engineering school, but it does offer online lectures in biomedical engineering, chemistry, biology, physics and more. All courses are in lecture format, and are free.

And Don’t Forget YouTube

A staggering selection of engineering lectures are currently available for watching on YouTube. They are not courses – you don’t have to worry about registering, taking exams or earning credits. All you have to do is sit back and watch college-level engineering lectures taught by top professors.

Here are some we discovered . . .

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