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About the Course

“Machine Design Part I” is the first course in an in-depth three course series of “Machine Design.” The “Machine Design” Coursera series covers fundamental mechanical design topics, such as static and fatigue failure theories, the analysis of shafts, fasteners, and gears, and the design of mechanical systems such as gearboxes. Throughout this series of courses we will examine a number of exciting design case studies, including the material selection of a total hip implant, the design and testing of the wing on the 777 aircraft, and the impact of dynamic loads on the design of an bolted pressure vessel. In this first course, you will learn robust analysis techniques to predict and validate design performance and life. We will start by reviewing critical material properties in design, such as stress, strength, and the coefficient of thermal expansion. We then transition into static failure theories such as von Mises theory, which can be utilized to prevent failure in static loading applications such as the beams in bridges. Finally, we will learn fatigue failure criteria for designs with dynamic loads, such as the input shaft in the transmission of a car....

Top reviews


Aug 17, 2022

Great method of explaining mechanical design fundamentals with real-life examples. Thank you for your work and waiting the other parts of the series hoping it goes into depth of the designing process!


May 13, 2021

Very illustrative presentation, with clever exercises. You can learn easily basic concepts of machine design that otherwise you would need much more time to undestand them on your own or at a college.

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By Vinay S

Jan 27, 2018

This is a very comprehensive course on machine design and the instructor is very good with explanation .

By Daniel H J

Feb 5, 2022

Great course! Well explained theory and the study cases really give you a notion on how to apply theory

By Albert

Jan 17, 2022

Excellent teaching, a somewhat large subject is explained very well, without needed to read large books.

By Vedran D

Aug 12, 2021

Great course. Great explanations by the tutor. Actually easy to pass, but requires attention to details.

By Toukir A C

Mar 17, 2020

Best course with a lot of basic applications of Machine design. But I really want part 2 of this course.

By Noah G

Apr 7, 2019

It was an absolute joy to learn this course and the practical aspects were very helpful and informative.

By Mostafa A

Mar 19, 2017

Very Good course that concentrates on the key concepts with some case studies that are very interesting.


Jun 6, 2020

The course was very interesting and gradually problems were explained from simple to complex problems .

By Deleted A

Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Wingate is a very easy to understand lecturer, and her problem explanations are clear and concise.

By Kushal P

Apr 15, 2018

Great for brushing up and solidifying the basics of machine design. Waiting for part II of the course.

By Angel M V

Jun 14, 2018

Was a very good course 100% recomendable, Excellent Teacher, with very good knowledge about of Design

By Muhammad S A

Aug 21, 2022

I learned many new things, related to calculation standards, design considerations, and case studies

By Jose L G

Feb 9, 2022

It is one of the best courses ever. Too much to learn and it is well explained every single subject.

By David H B

Nov 16, 2017

Excelent course. Very useful to review the basics of fatigue.

Hopefully Part 2 & 3 will be published.


Feb 22, 2021

Excellent Course!!! this course covers all the basics required to learn the machine design subject.

By Bishoy D

Oct 27, 2020

very strong course and provide a fundamental explanation for different static and fatigue loading

By Aakash K

Aug 20, 2020

very good course and very much informative as well.I learned many new things through this course.

By Ahmad I

Mar 27, 2019

Very nice introductory course in Machine design, the two case studies chosen is very informative.

By Aderemi, S O

Nov 9, 2020

The engineering tutor is very good at explaining each topic both theoretically and practically.

By Chirag G

May 28, 2020

This course is really interesting and good. I have learned so much from this course. Thank you.

By cuiyang

Jan 22, 2017

Really great courses! I studied every module by heart. Looking forward to the following courses

By Rajat G

May 20, 2017

very nice course

all the concepts are explained very well.

example given are very instresting.


Jul 26, 2021

it is a very good course the explanations are excellent my congratulations to the professor

By Ishan G

May 21, 2020

this course is best..... Dr. Kathryn Wingate thought the subject gracefully and beautifully

By Raviranjan S

Mar 21, 2019