The online “university” coursera.org organizes its courses with limited time frame, to give the students a sense of urgency to complete the studies. These courses, which are relevant to the content of my blog, are about to start:
- VLSI CAD: Logic to Layout; start date: 2013-03-04
- Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software; start date: 2013-03-04
- Information Security and Risk Management in Context; start date: 2013-03-11
- The Hardware/Software Interface; start date: 2013-04-??
I hope you find the time to attend one of these. I attended the course on Compilers, and it was very instructive. In my experience, I suggest you try enrolling in one course, and then once you understand the workload that is needed to complete it you can decide whether to go on or to simply collect the lectures and study it at your own rhythm.