Berkeley, California—Berkeley Engineering and Technology, Inc., the leading nonprofit university focused on engineering education, has launched a series of courses for those who want to improve their technical knowledge and abilities.
These courses will be offered in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese.
The first course is a special introductory elective offered at Berkeley by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which will help students learn to program in Python, the popular open source programming language.
The course is open to students of any level of expertise, including engineers and students of all ages.
“In order to ensure that our courses provide students with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to succeed in the workplace, we have developed a series that will provide them with an overview of the fundamentals of engineering in order to help them succeed in a variety of fields,” the university said in a press release.
“Our goal is to bring engineering and engineering related knowledge to the general public in a way that can facilitate the growth of a broad range of careers, from the highly skilled engineer to the tech entrepreneur.”
The second course is offered by the California Institute of Technology, which offers its own elective called “Engineering: An Introduction to Programming Languages,” which is aimed at both students and those who already know Python.
The courses will focus on “how programming languages can be used to design and build advanced software systems.”
The third course, the “Science of Engineering,” is offered through the California NanoSystems Institute.
It will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of chemistry, physics, and the fundamentals, including thermodynamics, and how to use those concepts to understand the physics of materials and structures.
The fourth course, “Advanced Materials Engineering,” was originally offered by UC Berkeley.
It focuses on materials science, chemistry, and energy.
The class will also cover topics like nanotechnology, materials, and nanostructures.
“We hope these courses will help to ensure our students are prepared for the future of engineering,” said Brian Sussman, president and CEO of Berkeley Engineering and Tech.
“We want to be able to offer courses that will help them become the next generation of engineers.”
In addition to the electives, Berkeley also will be offering a set of free, introductory online courses for students.
Students who sign up for the courses will get access to a range of tools to help build their skills.
“With the addition of these courses, we will be able offer more courses than we had before,” Susser said.
“If you have an interest in electrical engineering, we hope you will join us in helping us build a better future for the industry.”
Berkeley will continue to offer online courses, although the university announced that the first two classes will be closed to new students starting on September 1.
The course titles are listed below:Engineering Courses in English and French, and Advanced Materials Engineering.
Advanced Materials Electives, including the Electromagnetism, Electromechanical and Materials Engineering courses, and Electromagnetic Systems Engineering.
Electrical Engineering Courts, including Electromaterials, Electric Circuits, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Science of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, including Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Mechanics, Electrical Electrical Engineering Materials, and Electricity Engineering.
The courses are open to all students, including those who have completed an undergraduate program or have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline.