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Systems engineering: Challenging complexity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 3 icon

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Systems engineering: Challenging complexity

This free course, Systems engineering: Challenging complexity, examines system engineering and why it is important. You will learn to identify and evaluate the importance of relationships within the process and ------ the relative importance of stakeholders. You will also be able to classify a systems engineering project in terms of the balance of demands, choice and constraints.

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25 hrs
Representing and manipulating data in computers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

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Representing and manipulating data in computers

Computers are all around us: in cars, kitchen scales, digital cameras, etc. But how do they store the data they hold? This free course, Representing and manipulating data in computers, will help you to understand how the data in a computer represents something in the outside world. You will also explore how ASCII code and Unicode are used to control data.

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20 hrs
Structural devices Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 3 icon

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Structural devices

Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete control over the electrical characteristics of each component they create. This free course, Structural devices, will illustrate how such control is achieved and the various methods that can be applied in differing circumstances.

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20 hrs
Systems thinking and practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

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Systems thinking and practice

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you 'see' things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This free course will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used in systems theory: boundary, environment, positive and negative feedback, etc.

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8 hrs
Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

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Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision making among stakeholders with different, often contrasting, perspectives on sustainable development in order to generate purposeful action to improve situations of change and uncertainty. You will be encouraged to engage with the concept of sustainable development, and discover and contextualise your own sustainable development beliefs and values.

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15 hrs
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Superconductivity

The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications has attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen. Intense research has taken place to discover new superconductors, to understand the physics that underlies the properties of superconductors, and to develop new applications for these materials. In this free course you will read about the history of superconductors, taking a brief look at their properties. You will also learn about modelling the properties of superconductors and the two different types of superconductor that exist today.

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12 hrs
Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 1 icon

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This free course, Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology, introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential schools. You will learn how to determine where rocks have come from and how they were made. You will also examine the processes involved in determining the ecology of a particular area.

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14 hrs
Pain and Aspirin Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 1 icon

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Pain and Aspirin

What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks at how the human body responds to the release of certain chemicals and as a result feels pain. Pain can be reduced by inhibiting the formation of such chemicals and you will learn how the molecular structure of aspirin has been formulated to help in this process.

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9 hrs
An overview of active galaxies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 3 icon

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An overview of active galaxies

Active galaxies provide a prime example of high energy processes operating in the Universe. This free course gives an overview of active galaxies, including the supermassive black holes that power the engines at their centres, and the emission processes by which we detect and study them. It also gives practice in mathematical techniques for analysing data and theoretical models.

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15 hrs
Numbers: An introduction to subtraction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 1 icon

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Numbers: An introduction to subtraction

Do you want to improve your ability to subtract one number from another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a calculator? Numbers: An introduction to subtraction, is a free course that will help you get to grips with subtraction and give you some practice in doing it.

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1 hr
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Living with diabetes

Living with diabetes is a free course that introduces the parts of the body and processes involved in the development of diabetes.

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5 hrs
Inheritance of characters Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 1 icon

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Inheritance of characters

Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health. In this free course, Inheritance of characters, you will learn what genes, DNA and chromosomes are and how they combine to make the human genome. You will also learn how the principles of inheritance work, the effect that our genetic make-up has on health, and how genetic material is passed on from generation to generation.

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4 hrs
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