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University of York

Engineering the Future: Creating the Amazing

University of York via FutureLearn


Learn what key skills and knowledge you need to study engineering

Engineering has played an immeasurable role in the advancement of our society and planet. On this course, you will get an introduction to the study of engineering, and find out why, as an engineer, you have the potential to change the world.

You will learn how the disciplines of maths, biology, computing and physics, alongside creative thinking and people skills, come together to produce cutting-edge engineering projects. You will also explore the impact of modern engineering on a diverse range of industries, from healthcare to artificial intelligence.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in engineering technology.

It will be of particular interest to students in their final year of school looking to apply to York’s Engineering and Electronic Engineering courses, as well as their parents and teachers.


  • Engineering for health
    • Introductions
    • Health Sensors
    • Sound for improving health
    • Testing patients and diagnosing illness
  • Engineering and the environment
    • Environment sensors: clean water
    • Environment signals: Sound and the environment
    • Environment systems: Robots and hazards
  • Engineering the future
    • Virtual reality for rehabilitation
    • Sound for robots and virtual reality
    • Robots and virtual reality
    • Engineering the Future: Creating the amazing.

Taught by

Iain Barr


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