About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)AutodeskManufacturing ProcessesSustainable Design

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Intro to Digital Manufacturing with Autodesk Fusion 360

4.6
741 ratings
120 reviews
Course2

Autodesk Fusion 360 Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE

4.7
461 ratings
71 reviews
Course3

3D Model Creation with Autodesk Fusion 360

4.7
175 ratings
32 reviews
Course4

Engineering Design Process with Autodesk Fusion 360

4.7
107 ratings
19 reviews

About Autodesk

Today's challenges will be solved by tomorrow's designers. That's why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources. A market leader for more than 30 years, Autodesk offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of products in the design world. Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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.

  • The CAD & Digital Manufacturing Specialization includes several 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.

  • Upon completing the Specialization, learners will be prepared to take the Autodesk Fusion 360 Certified User exam. The Fusion 360 Certified User exam enables you to confirm your knowledge and skills in Fusion 360 for future academic and professional careers.

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

    http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators?mktvar002=702476&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=other&utm_campaign=amer-edu-aex-fy18-fusion-360-acquisition&utm_id=702476&rid=

  • 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. After one year, you can reselect the startup entitlement or transition to a commercial entitlement.

    Professionals earning more than $100k annually can purchase a Fusion 360 subscription as an annual or monthly license. For more information, visit the Fusion 360 subscribe page.

    https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/subscribe?plc=F360B&term=1-YEAR&support=ADVANCED&quantity=1

  • Fusion 360 is both MAC and PC compatible. System requirements can be found here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Fusion-360.html

  • Installation support for Fusion 360 can be found in the Autodesk Knowledge Network: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-does-Fusion-360-get-installed.html

  • 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.

    Instructions: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-share-a-Fusion-360-design.html

    Gallery: https://gallery.autodesk.com/fusion360/projects#filters=%5B%5D&sort=popularityDescending

  • 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. Please note you must audit each course individually.

    When you audit a course: • You'll be able to see most of the course materials for free, but you won't be able to submit assignments or get grades for your work. • You won't be able to submit assignments for feedback or a grade. • You won't get a Course or Specialization Certificate.

    Visit the Coursera Help Center to learn more about auditing a course: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209818613

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.