This is an Online International Course (OIL) promoted by Coventry University in partnership with FEI.

This is a free extension course that will take place in São Bernardo do Campo campus. The course has the following aims and objectives:

The aim of this module is to address and examine the relatively new world of biomimicry or biomimetics – the use of the innovations of nature to inspire and drive forward technological innovations. It will develop students’ fundamental engineering understanding around process and design principles so as to articulate how the translation of nature’s innovation to a technological innovation occurred. Students will develop a basic understanding of engineering design, materials and manufacturing that will allow them to begin the journey of using an innovation of nature to inspire a technological innovation.

It is expected that the module will enhance students’ problem solving, teamworking and communication skills. Students will rehearse their ability to design engineering solutions from first principles.