About this Specialization

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The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. And it’s disrupting every industry. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity—whether you're an entrepreneur, designer, or engineer. Today’s dominant technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social connection, and collaboration—are driving businesses and consumers alike to explore profoundly different ways to design, make, and use things. This kind of industry transformation has happened before, but the pace of change is now much faster. In today’s competitive landscape, anyone can be an innovator—and it’s all about who innovates first. Through this specialization, you will learn the foundations of product innovation and digital manufacturing while developing your technical skills within Autodesk® Fusion 360™. Plus, by completing this Specialization, you’ll unlock an Autodesk Credential as further recognition of your success! The Autodesk Credential comes with a digital badge and certificate, which you can add to your resume and share on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Sharing your Autodesk Credential can signal to hiring managers that you’ve got the right skills for the job and you’re up on the latest industry trends like digital manufacturing.
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Intro to Digital Manufacturing with Autodesk Fusion 360

4.6
stars
2,081 ratings
431 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Autodesk Fusion 360 Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE

4.7
stars
1,248 ratings
231 reviews
Course3

Course 3

3D Model Creation with Autodesk Fusion 360

4.8
stars
450 ratings
86 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Engineering Design Process with Autodesk Fusion 360

4.8
stars
282 ratings
48 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Visit this page to learn how to download Fusion 360 and to learn about the Autodesk Education license terms.

  • Professionals earning more than $100k annually can purchase a Fusion 360 subscription as an annual or monthly subscription. For more information, visit the Fusion 360 subscribe page. Fusion 360 is available for free to all users as a 30-day trial version. A free, 1-year startup license is also available for hobbyists, enthusiasts, makers, and emerging businesses that make less than $100k in revenue per year.

  • Through this Specialization, you will learn the foundations of product innovation and digital manufacturing while developing your technical skills within Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

    Plus, by completing this Specialization, you’ll unlock an Autodesk Credential as further recognition of your success! The Autodesk Credential comes with a digital badge and certificate, which you can add to your resume and share on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Sharing your Autodesk Credential can signal to hiring managers that you’ve got the right skills for the job and you’re up on the latest industry trends like CAD and CAM.

  • The CAD & Digital Manufacturing Specialization includes several 5 multi-week courses. This includes the completion of lectures, video tutorials practice exercises, challenge assignment, peer activities and quizzes/assessment.

  • Prior knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is helpful but not required to complete this course.

  • Yes, It is recommended that you complete the order in sequence in order to build upon your Fusion 360 software skills from foundational concepts to advanced application.

  • This course does not qualify for college or university credit.

  • Fusion 360 is both Mac and PC compatible. System requirements can be found here.

  • Installation support for Fusion 360 can be found in the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

  • The Autodesk Fusion 360 gallery is a great resource for design inspiration. With Fusion 360, file sharing is easy. Follow the instructions for sharing a file in Fusion 360 and share your design in the gallery.

    Fusion 360 Instructions

    Fusion 360 Gallery

  • The Autodesk Certified User program offers students an opportunity to validate their Fusion 360 skills to prepare for professional careers in design and engineering. The certification exam is offered through 14,000 Certiport Testing Centers, and is available to students, educators, and professionals. To learn more about the Autodesk Certified user certification, visit www.certiport.com/acu.

  • Autodesk offers several programs that provide opportunities for developing your Fusion 360 skills. Earn recognition from industry pros through Autodesk Design for Industry challenges. The Design for Industry challenges are offered several times per year and are a great way to apply your software and design skills and develop your portfolio. For more information, visit https://academy.autodesk.com/design-for-industry.

    If you are ready to learn new skills, build important relationships, and gain practical experience, then it’s time to embark on your path to becoming an Autodesk Student Expert. Start by entering the Student Expert Orientation: https://academy.autodesk.com/student-expert-network.

  • This Specialization is designed for anyone interested in learning about the future of making and developing knowledge in skills in CAD and digital manufacturing for academic, professional and entrepreneurial pursuits in design, engineering and making.

    Knowing some CAD is helpful, but not necessary. This Specialization provides step by step instruction in foundational CAD concepts, an introduction to CAD, CAM, CAE, followed a series of project based courses to further apply and advance your CAD skills. Whether you are an existing engineer or industrial design or a maker or hobbyist interested in making, this course is for you.

  • Yes, you do have the option to audit the courses in this Specialization, subject to Coursera's terms. Please note you must audit each course individually.

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