Learn how to design and make a better world.

With Autodesk Design Academy, students and educators get access to free software and educational resources in manufacturing, mechanical engineering, construction, and more.

Access free resources to support your syllabus

Download projects, lesson plans, and datasets created by Autodesk to incorporate into your classroom.

Build foundational skills by taking a self-paced course

Move beyond the classroom. Broaden your skill set with free self-paced courses and other learning materials.

Get prepped with a free course, then get certified online

Enhance your resume, validate your skills, and prepare for the future of work by earning an industry-recognized certification.

Distance learning resources for educators

When in-person learning isn’t possible, Autodesk Design Academy is here to support educators with free distance learning opportunities. Download projects, lesson plans, and datasets to incorporate Autodesk software into your classroom.

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Distance learning resources for manufacturing and mechanical engineering

We’ve compiled the following resources, including courses and curricula, to help educators support students remotely.

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Distance learning resources for architecture, engineering, and construction desktop products

Help your students learn to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure with these resources.

Build foundational skills with free online courses

Strengthen your expertise, develop your professional skills, and prepare for your career while learning Autodesk software. Explore our free online courses and enroll today.

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Manufacturing Engineering

Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining

This course introduces you to foundational knowledge in computer-aided design (CAD), manufacture, and the practical use of CNC machines. We begin with the basics of Autodesk®...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Intermediate
Time 20h 00m
1112 Enrolled
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Generative Design

Generative Design for Additive Manufacturing

This course introduces you to one of the more common applications of generative design: Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing as it’s also known. In this course, we explore the...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Intermediate
Time 20h 00m
342 Enrolled
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Mechanical Engineering

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing

Design for manufacturing is the process of designing parts, components, or products with the understanding surrounding design requirements for a specific manufacturing method...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Beginner
Time 16h 00m
754 Enrolled
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Manufacturing Engineering

3-Axis Machining with Fusion 360

As machining geometry gets more complicated, Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is up to the task. With a host of standard and adaptive toolpaths, we can rapidly remove material from even...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Intermediate
Time 20h 00m
444 Enrolled
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Manufacturing Engineering

Fusion 360: Introduction to CAD/CAM

Introduction to CAD/CAM walks you through practical on-the-job skills needed for precision machining while preparing you to complete the National Institute for Metalworking...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Intermediate
Time 4h 15m
1159 Enrolled
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Engineering

Introduction to Generative Design

In this course, we’ll set up, generate, and explore generative design outcomes and post process generative designs. Generative design is a new workflow that generates high-...

Matt Perez

Content Contributor
Advanced
Time 2h 45m
1312 Enrolled

Get prepped and get certified

Keep pace with today’s job market by earning industry recognized certifications. Take our free cert prep courses, then head to Pearson VUE to schedule your certification exam online.
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Architecture

Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD for Design and Drafting

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of...

Advanced
Time 15h 00m
2928 Enrolled
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Architecture

Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: Revit for Architectural Design

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of...

Advanced
Time 15h 00m
1533 Enrolled
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Architecture

Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: Revit for Structural Design

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk® introduces you to the advanced...

Advanced
Time 15h 00m
843 Enrolled
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Civil Engineering

Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: Civil 3D for Infrastructure Design

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of...

Advanced
Time 15h 00m
1077 Enrolled

Ready to prove your skills? Get certified online.

Earn the Autodesk Certification that’s right for your career. Schedule an exam online through our testing partner Pearson VUE.

Resources for professionals

Explore lifelong learning resources

Upskill yourself or encourage your team to grow with Autodesk courses and certification resources that help open new career opportunities.

Download the right tools

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Looking for the right 3D modeling tool?

Learn how to make anything with the first 3D design and modeling tool of its kind—connecting CAD, CAM, and CAE. Fusion 360 is easy to use for school projects, and it works on both Mac and PC.

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Looking for industry leading architecture tools?

Architecture careers start with free Autodesk Revit software training—no experience required.

Join for free

As members of Autodesk Design Academy, students and educators can access free design software, along with free educational resources in manufacturing, construction, and production—including self-paced online courses, guided webinars, tutorials, industry contests, class projects, and curriculum for all levels.

Autodesk Education Experiences

Tomorrow's challenges will be solved by today's students.

That’s why Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to our design software, creativity apps, and learning resources through Design Academy, as well as Tinkercad and Instructables. 
 

Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.

Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry–the list is truly endless!

Explore. Share. Make.

Learn how to make anything with Instructables. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, online classes, and a vibrant maker community.

About Autodesk

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media, and entertainment industries, Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

Free Autodesk software and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms of use or other applicable terms that accompany such software or cloud-based services. Software and cloud-based services subject to an Educational license may be used solely for Educational Purposes and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.