Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - M.Tech

It is one of the most amazing innovations in online learning over the past few years has been the growth and development of Massive Open Online Courses, better known as MOOCs. These courses (MOOCs) are the future of Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE) and improve self-learning.

Generally speaking, MOOCs are college-level courses made available, free of charge or with nominal charges. At IARE, MOOCs are often offered from highly prestigious colleges and universities like Harvard, Stanford and, most predominantly, MIT, and taught by the same professors and instructors that teach them on their famous campuses and by a variety of private providers.

The students admitted under Autonomous status in M.Tech I Semester are required to complete one MOOC course by the end of the semester. Below you will find the course titles and links to some of the most popular MOOCs offered for M.Tech (SE) I semester during academic year 2016 - 2017:

Course Details

MOOC provider Coursera
Conducting Institute Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA
Instructor Dr. Wayne Whiteman
Starting/Duration 17th October 2016/ 35 hours
Course Description This course applies principles learned in my course “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics” to analyze real world engineering structures. You will need to have mastered the engineering fundamentals from that class in order to be successful in this course offering. This course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering systems and problem solving. 
MOOC provider Coursera
Conducting Institute University of California, Davis, USA
Instructor Dr. James F. Shackelford
Starting/Duration 7th November 2016/ 35 hours
Website https//
Course Description We explore 10 things that range from the menu of materials available to engineers in their profession to the many mechanical and electrical properties of materials important to their use in various engineering fields. We also discuss the principles behind the manufacturing of those materials.
MOOC provider Coursera
Conducting Institute University of Pennsylvania, USA
Instructor Mr. Brian McManus
Starting/Duration 24th October 2016/ 35 hours
Website https//
Course Description  Welcome to English for Career Development, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country. This course will also give you the opportunity to explore your global career path, while building your vocabulary and improving your language skills to achieve your professional goals. The first unit in this course will introduce the U.S. job application process and provide strategies for identifying the jobs that match your interests and skills.
MOOC provider Coursera
Conducting Institute Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Instructor Mr. Wayne Whiteman
Starting/Duration 17th October 2016/ 35 hours
Website https//
Course Description This course is an introduction to the study of bodies in motion as applied to engineering systems and structures. We will study the dynamics of particle motion and bodies in rigid planar (2D) motion. This will consist of both the kinematics and kinetics of motion. Kinematics deals with the geometrical aspects of motion describing position, velocity, and acceleration, all as a function of time. Kinetics is the study of forces acting on these bodies and how it affects their motion.
MOOC provider FutureLearn
Conducting Institute University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Instructor Mr. Robin Ford and Gangadhara Prusty
Starting/Duration 25th November 2016/ 35 hours
Website https// engineering-mechanics-by-experiment-analysis-and-design
Course Description When you design anything, how do you know that the design will work? You need Engineering Mechanics - the science-based analysis that engineers use to predict how their designs will perform, so they can meet their responsibilities for performance and safety. It starts with physics - forces, equilibrium, acceleration, gravity - but then engineers adapt it to their own purposes. In this free online course, you will learn analytical skills, use them to understand experiments, and apply them in design. You will be living in the engineer’s world.