Best Free Industry Courses

Find the best online Free Industry Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Energy Economics and the Environment

Environmental issues require trade-offs, primarily in how we use energy. A former White House economist offers answers.

Created by Ben Ho - Assistant Professor of Economics - Vassar College


Students: 18212, Price: Free

A Faculty Project Course - Best Professors Teaching the World

Energy use and its impact on the environment will be two of the most important issues of the 21st century. The large role of energy in geo-political relationships combined with the fact that most of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with global climate change come from energy production means the energy sector is poised for dramatic change, and thus great opportunity. This course is designed to be a primer for potential entrepreneurs, investors, managers and policy makers on energy and environmental issues.

Topics will include environmental economics, energy economics, environmental ethics, oil sector, the electricity sector, alternative energy, sustainability, climate change and climate policy.

Band as Business, Musician as Entrepreneur

How to earn a career as a professional musician by composing, performing and recording the songs you love to share.

Created by John Snyder - Make Music, Make Meaning, Make Money


Students: 11012, Price: Free

How do I earn money with music? Every musician asks themselves this question at some point. Few receive an answer in the form of a career in music.

This course gives you all the answers you need to succeed as a professional musician. 

Musician as Entrepreneur: Band as Business features over 5.5 hours of insightful video interviews with 70 of the top music business minds. We won't bore you with lectures. We offer only practical, specific, real-world advice from the likes of Jimmy Iovine, Glen Ballard, Irv Gotti, Jerry Moss, Martin Atkins, Ray Parker Jr., Randy Newman, Don Passman, Dave Stewart, Wayne Kramer and Lawrence Lessig, to name just a few.

Alongside the video, in-depth PDF lesson guides are provided to steer you through the course. Each section covers a critical component of the music career, and you'll find a book's worth of material to pore through. We also list additional online resources from Artists House so you can dive deeply into your area of interest.

The purpose of this course is to help musicians make money by understanding that the music they write, record and perform creates business and legal rights that will help them create sustainable careers.  It’s practical, it’s philosophical, and it’s determined to help you, the musician, and you the music entrepreneur, understand the legal foundations and business opportunities inherent in doing what you love.   

  • How to think: Understand musicians, bands, and performing artists as businesses and the best practices available for their sustainability.
  • How to know: Understand excellence in respect of the production processes and the specific legal and business consequences of a musician’s creative work.
  • How to share: Understand the process and consequences of publishing, sharing, giving, licensing, distributing, selling, and marketing opportunities in respect of the creative work of the musician and the performing artist.
  • The way forward: Understand the processes for sustainability and continuity, the availability and role of online resources and outsourcing, and the importance of personal development and business growth. 

Launching a Successful 21st Century Law Practice

You Future in Law Is Here Now! Here's how to get started with your own law firm.

Created by Carolyn Elefant - Lawyer, Blogger, Author & Early Adopter


Students: 9705, Price: Free

This class presents an overview of the opportunities presented by starting a 21st Century Law practice as well as a detailed nuts and bolts guide on how to get started. The class is comprised of 6 modules ranging from 15-35 minutes each, which cover (1) the socio-economic context for starting a firm and changes in the legal profession; (2) the 6 characteristics of a 21st Century practice; (3) FAQs on where to locate, how to find clients and whether to generalize or specialize; (4) Rules and Tools for getting started (including elements of a successful website and free tools) and (5) Setting and Getting Fees. This class is directed at existing law students, new grads, displaced lawyers and others considering starting a firm but who have been deterred by law school and peers. It is also intended for free use by law schools who want to present the concept of starting a practice to students.

Beginners Guide to Intelligent Automation

Learn How to Succeed with Cognitive Automation in Your Organization (by Automation Anywhere)

Created by Automation Anywhere - Instructor


Students: 8418, Price: Free

Everyone’s heard of Robotic Process Automation or RPA, and nearly everyone is doing it. But one aspect of RPA is raising corporate eyebrows even higher - Cognitive Automation, sometimes referred to as Intelligent Automation, Intelligent Process Automation or IPA.

If you are a business user who wants to learn about Cognitive Automation and how to implement it in your organization to reduce cost, increase capacity, and improve service delivery for your operation, this is the right course for you. If you are a developer, you will learn how to build and deploy intelligent bots conveniently and effectively using the finest and easiest cognitive tool, Automation Anywhere’s IQ Bot.

Wall street 101- Understanding Financial Services

Beginner crash course for anyone seeking opportunities in the Financial services industry or Wall Street.

Created by Madhavan Gopalakrishnan - Fin-Tech consultant and Instructor


Students: 7460, Price: Free

Are you entering or looking to enter the world of financial services? Do you feel there is so much to learn but don't know where to start? Are you a sales person, analyst or operations manager looking to get a get a big picture of the financial services landscape before your big presentation due tomorrow? Do you need to brush up the basics before a wall street interview?

Instead of boring you with endless theory, this course gives you a practical foundation for anyone looking to understand the role of financial institutions and products in our day to day lives and also enables you to identify areas of financial services to specialize in. 

This course talks about what is out there in the world of Banking, Financial services and Fin-Tech in a short and concise manner. It can also serve as a precursor in case you are talking up specialized courses like Series 7, CFA, CFP or other professional licenses.

Sustainable Engineering from a European Perspective

Development of Sustainable Innovations and Startups

Created by Felix Sieckmann - Researcher at TU Berlin


Students: 7249, Price: Free

This course provides insight how sustainable innovations can be developed and transfered into start-ups. For this, the motivation for and principles of sustainabiliy in the engineering discipline are presented, especially with regard to manufacturing. From a business perspective, the course also demonstrates how sustainable business models are developed. These core topics are complemented by additional insight into specific engineering topics that can be utilized in the context of Sustainable Manufacturing, e.g. Augmented and Virtual Reality, Digital Factory, Systems Design/Engineering etc.

The creation of these resources has been funded by the ERASMUS+  grant program of the European Union under grant no.  2015-1-DE01-KA203-002207. Neither the European Commission nor the  project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content  or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

Technology for Airlines: a Fresh Look at the Ecosystem

Presentation of the airline product and tech companies that make it better. What can start ups improve in air travel?

Created by Faical Allou - Airline Strategy specialist


Students: 4207, Price: Free

"What tech companies serve the travel market?"

"What are the gaps and opportunities?"

The airline industry is tied to the technology sector since the first Computerised Reservation System (CRS) in the 1960s, a long time before the Internet.

With more and more people owning smartphones, the travel industry is looking for the next big idea which will change the way a billion air travellers shop, book, board and fly every year!

The course will go through the Passenger Journey and the different touch points to analyse the interaction and understand the needs.

The course presents big players in each step of the journey and reveals major gaps in the offering.

The first part of the course looks at the IT Landscape of a typical airline.

The second section expands the view to the Passenger Journey and explains why airlines cannot own the relationship.

The third part focuses on the airline product and how technology improves it.

This is a course for entrepreneurs and anyone interested in both airlines and technology.

Join the latest of the Airline Business Courses on Udemy!

Publish with Confidence: Develop Your Career as an Author

Learn the ropes of the book industry in an informative, conversational setting. You can do this!

Created by Carrie Butler - Award-winning Author and Entrepreneur


Students: 3741, Price: Free

Note: This course was created in 2015, so a few things have changed since then, i.e. the Big 6 is now the Big 5, NA Alley (like the popularity of NA itself) went the way of the dodo, ads are a bigger deal than they were a few years ago, etc. But don't worry. The core concepts hold up!


Course highlights: 

  • A mix of formats keep the material entertaining, i.e. animated video presentations, screencasts, worksheets, etc.

  • I don't hold back. If I think something will be potentially harmful to your career, I'm going to tell you—even if it's popular right now.

  • For an overview of the material covered, click below to expand What am I going to get from this course?

I don't know about you, but I'm excited. Are you ready to get started?

Safety For Rooftop Solar Projects

Protecting yourself from various hazards while working on a rooftop solar site

Created by AnthroPower Training - Pioneers in workforce training in the solar industry


Students: 3629, Price: Free

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the best practices for ensuring personal safety while working on a rooftop solar site.

If you are looking for a job in the solar industry or looking to simply implement your rooftop solar PV project, you need a complete understanding of the safety procedures that need to be followed to ensure personnel safety.

This course covers a complete range of 300+ critical safety points ranging from electrical safety, fire safety, safety while working at a height, basic personal safety and site orientation.

This course will help you understand the different safety risks and industry best practices to avoid those risks through easy to comprehend animations. The animations are truly unique with real world rooftop site scenarios and various techniques to avoid accidents.

This course has been deployed by leading solar companies in South East Asia.

Understand, select & maintain your proper EX rated equipment

Manage the suitability of each type of EX-protected equipment regarding the corresponding area classification

Created by Omar R. Khayralla - Electric & Instrument Deptartment Head at Oil & Gas Industry


Students: 2539, Price: Free

In this
course, I'm delivering a comprehensive coverage of Area Classification &
Ex-rated equipment types of protection regarding

  • Selection
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance

At the end
of this course you will be able to identify:

  • Properties of Flammable Materials
  • Standards & Codes (NEC / IEC / ATEX
    / BS)
  • Area Classification supported
    with (illustrations & practical Examples)
  • Various types of EX-rated equipment  like : (e.g.: EX d, e, i, p,  n, o, q, m, s)
  • Inspection & Maintenance for all the previous EX equipment
  • How to read the EX Marking & Labeling

this material will be help you to understand, select, inspect & maintain
proper EX equipment which will be suitable for your work environment

Aspen Plus V11 Steady-State Masterclass Free Preview

Steady-State Chemical Engineering Simulation and Process Modeling using Aspen Plus V11

Created by WR Training - Petroleum Petrochemical & Chemical Engineering


Students: 1884, Price: Free


This is a 30 min FREE preview of our Aspen Plus Masterclass. This is NOT the full version of the course.

These FREE video samples are intended to ONLY give you an overview of the course.

If you are looking to take your Aspen Plus skills to the next level, we encourage you to watch carefully these FREE videos and check out the Aspen Plus Masterclass Catalog available in the downloadable resource section at the end of this FREE preview.

The full Aspen Plus Masterclass is designed to help you become an Aspen Plus Advanced User if that is what you like and persist to be.

For more details about the full version of the course, please watch the FREE video samples and check the downloadable resources.

Thank you for your interest in our courses.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

WR Training

Spread the wings of your knowledge



Aspen Plus is a powerful engineering simulation software that you can use to model a wide range of chemical processes.

It is widely used in engineering universities and in the industry, in research, development, modeling and design.

Aspen Plus serves as the engineering platform for modeling processes from Upstream through Gas Processing to Petroleum Refining, Petrochemicals, Chemicals and Pharmaceutical processes.

Online courses about Aspen Plus are difficult to find and when you find them they are either expensive or not professional.

This unique online course is designed around a series of chemical process examples which we work through to a model solution. It is an essential guide to understanding the principles, features and functions of Aspen Plus. This understanding is a prerequisite for a successful design, simulation, rating & optimization of your plant and process equipment.

This unique online course leads you through a process that becomes continuously more difficult, challenging and enriching. When the course content and practice sessions have been completed, we expect that you will have become a competent and advanced user of Aspen Plus.

The course is built with over 9 sections, each tackling a different chemical process and a different aspect of Aspen Plus :

  1. Introducing Aspen Plus

  2. Flash Separation & Distillation Columns

  3. Liquid-Liquid Extraction processes

  4. Heat Exchangers

  5. Piping Systems

  6. Chemical Reactors

  7. Solids Handling processes

  8. Aspen Plus Model Analysis Tools

  9. Aspen Plus Safety Analysis Environment (Bonus section)

The first section explains the basic structure of the software and leads you through a hands-on introduction to the various features of Aspen Plus, designed to facilitate the set up of simple problems.

Features such as the material balance, access to Aspen Plus documentation, the “Next” button, menu navigation, Properties and simulation environments, and the report function are introduced.

The remainder of the course is organized in a series of sections that focus on particular types of operations and processes, for example : chemical reactors, heat exchangers or piping systems.

Each section describes the process being modeled, the way it is modeled, the equations being solved, the various limitations, the potential sources of error, and a set of workshops containing exercises that you should solve to gain experience with the particular subject.

So in just about 14 hours, this unique online course will make you an advanced Aspen Plus user and you will learn how to :

  • Build, navigate and optimize steady state simulation models using Aspen Plus

  • Utilize a wide variety of unit operation models and calculation tools to model your process equipment such as distilling columns, reactors, pumps, compressors and piping systems just to name a few

  • Then Evaluate the performance of your existing equipment by leveraging the equipment rating capabilities of Aspen Plus

  • Perform Case Studies to determine the optimum operating points for your process

  • Use the Model Analysis Tools to run sensitivity analysis and optimize your process

  • And finally Use Aspen Plus in thermodynamics instruction for property analysis of pure components and mixtures

The knowledge gained in this course will set you apart from your peers, whether you are a graduate student, a practicing chemical engineer, or a manager, and will give you an edge over your competitors when seeking employment at industrial facilities.

So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum of the course and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.

Hope to see you there

WR Training

Spread the wings of your knowledge



This course is built with over 9 sections, each tackling a different chemical process and a different aspect of Aspen Plus. Feel free to jump to the sections that most interest you especially if you're a little bit more advanced. If you're starting from scratch or even if you're not, we do highly recommend starting from the beginning.

Aspen Plus is a complex process simulator and, in our opinion, the best way to learn is with hands-on experience, by attempting each example provided in this online course, and when difficulties are encountered, by referring to the problem setup and solution that you can find in the downloadable resource section.

The downloadable resources contain the input and solutions to all of the examples and workshops covered in this online course. There is a root folder for each section, within which, there are subfolders named Examples. Each example is provided in .bkp Aspen Plus format and .txt format. The .bkp files are set up as input files to view details and may be executed. The .txt files are solutions and may be viewed with Notepad. We recommend that while reading the text, Aspen Plus be used simultaneously to execute and review each example.

Lastly, we have made an effort to provide the describing equations of most of the models referred to in this online course and if not possible, because of the proprietary nature of the software, we have described the functionality. Please keep in mind that Aspen Plus is a proprietary software and the source code and implementation details are not available. Additionally, there are frequently several ways to solve the equations that describe the blocks, and there is no way to ascertain these details since Aspen Technology does not provide them.



The Aspen Plus software, like most other software, is being developed on a continuous basis and new versions are released frequently. This online course covers Aspen Plus version 11, which is the most recent version at the moment we recorded this video. Please keep in mind that this online course covers the fundamental features of Aspen Plus which do not change from version to version. The course covers the use of Aspen Plus on computers that use the Windows operating system. We assume that Aspen Plus is installed on your computer and that you have basic knowledge of operating the computer. If you are new to Aspen Plus and have little or no experience in chemical engineering simulation, then you have come to the right place.

Dietary Aide career – Tips, Advice and More – Master Class

in this course we'll be talking about being a dietary aide. Some of the challenges as well as salary. Fantastic job!

Created by Chris Ahl - Experienced instructor


Students: 1247, Price: Free

Have you ever wanted to become a dietary aide?

Well in this course that's what we're talking about :)

So get ready to hear my experience as a dietary aide. I'll be covering all of the topics from salary to basic how to make it through a day in this industry.

Challenging but very rewarding job. I'll be giving you bonus strategies as well as a lot of Duty's that aren't in your job description that you will be required to fulfill.

 thank you so much for checking out this course if you have any questions let me know and I'll respond to you as soon as possible thank you.

Creation of the City

The Grand Bahama Port Authority

Created by The Grand Bahama Port Authority - Freeport


Students: 1209, Price: Free

How often do we make an effort to know about our city’s history or its economic significance? Rarely. Therefore, this course is a unique initiative taken by the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) to educate all about the history of the city of Freeport and GBPA.

This module is designed in a manner that will not only promote learning but will also create better understanding, wisdom, and knowledge as to why free-ports exist and why it is vital for everyone to know its importance. Moreover, it is also created with an aim to provoke our learners to think about their vision and mission which would prepare them for their professional journey.

Sustainable Tourism Development

Strengths and challenges of tourism as a tool for sustainable development

Created by SB FOCUS project - Interreg South Baltic Programme FOCUS project consortium


Students: 1033, Price: Free

The course is intended to introduce students with the concepts of sustainable tourism development, it's patterns, principles and their practical application in tourism management. During the course students will gain an understanding about the strengths and challenges of tourism as a tool for sustainable development. Course helps to form a systematic knowledge about the impacts of the tourism industry on destinations and local communities. Environmental, sociocultural and economic impact including multiplier effect and tourism leakage will be analysed. Students will be introduced with the key actors in the sustainable tourism, their impact and interaction within each other. Students also will be able to understand how sustainable tourism works within different type of tourism sectors and types of tourism. Course will discuss the challenges and impacts of coastal tourism to the sustainable development of the area. During the course students will look into the concept and dimensions of ecotourism, main principles, types of ecotourism and the role of each stakeholder in it.

Oil & Gas Energy Review 2021

A Review of the Primary Energy Sources - Quick Check on Countries Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trades

Created by Chemical Engineering Guy - Just a Guy teaching Chemical Engineering Online!


Students: 424, Price: Free


The Webinar covers the BP (British Petroleum Company) Statistical Review of the World Energy Trends of 2020.

This shows current status quo of energy and common trends such as the renewable sources that are increasing rapidly.

The Main focus is into oil and gas, but does not limits only to these. It focuses on coal and other sources as well.

Common Aspects considered:

  • World Consumption (per region, capita and country)

  • Production (fuel types, energy sources, etc.)

  • Proved Reserves (oil, gas and coal)

  • Types of Energies & alternative Fuels (hydro, nuclear, bio, etc...)

  • Carbon Emissions

  • Much more!

Common Sources included in the Report: Oil, Gas, Coal, Nuclear, Electricity, Carbon Emissions, Wind Energy, Solar, etc…

This course is extremely recommended if you will continue with the following:

  • Oil & Gas Courses

  • Petroleum Refining

  • Petrochemicals

  • Industry and Manufacturing

  • Energy Production

  • Electricity Production

Theory-Based Course

The course is a review of the files of BP reports. There is no practical exercises and it is recommended for a single sit session, although not limited to this.

At the end of the course:

You will know the relevant sources of Energy used in the World. Based on 2019-2020 years, this is great for engineers as well as people in any industry that focuses in energy. You will be able to identify why Oil & Gas are still relevant sources of energy, identify Countries with the largest amount of proved reserves as well as countries in charge of production. It also focuses on countries and regions that consume the most of oil, gas, coal and other energies.

About your instructor:

I majored in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Industrial Engineering back in 2012.

I worked as a Process Design/Operation Engineer in INEOS Koln, mostly on the petrochemical area relating to naphtha treating. There I designed and modeled several processes relating separation of isopentane/pentane mixtures, catalytic reactors and separation processes such as distillation columns, flash separation devices and transportation of tank-trucks of product.

Selection of Belts from Manufactures Catalogue

Introduction: Basics of Belt drives, Selection of Flat belts and 'V' belts from Manufactures Catalogue

Created by Dr. Prashant Kushare - Design Engineer


Students: 293, Price: Free

This course discusses the Basics of Belt drives, Selection of Flat belts and V belts from Manufactures Catalogue. In basics of belt drives, belt classifications and important terms associated with belt drives including belt length for open as well as cross belt drive, power transmitting capacity, condition for maximum power transmitting capacity, initial tension, centrifugal tension in belt drive, limiting tension ratios for flat and V belts are presented and discussed. The effect of centrifugal tension on power transmitting capacity of the belt drive is also discussed. It would help for the selection of belt drives. In this course, parameters required for the selection of flat belt drive and V belt drive also presented and explained. In procedure of selection of flat belts and V belts, significance of different factors such as load correction factor, correction factor and arc of contact factor for service are discussed. In these course, two cases of selection of flat belt and v belt drive from manufactures catalogue is also explained in a lucid manner. The belt specification for Hi- speed belting and Fort belting is also explained. This course will be beneficial to the engineering students and working engineers for the selection of belts required for specific applications.