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  • Ada Lovelace Day

    By Mike Richards

    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their...

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    09 Oct 2018

  • Ada Lovelace Day

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    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of...
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    28 Sep 2018

  • What is Manupedia and how do I use it?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Sep 2018
    Find out more about Manupedia and how you can best make use of it. 
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    06 Sep 2018

  • Women in Engineering - Interview with Robyn Moates

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Sep 2018
    Hardware engineer Robyn discusses the highlights of her job, plus the misconceptions of her industry.
  • Engineering your dream career

    By The OpenLearn team

    Imagine spending time working on the things you love. Discover engineering careers which match your...

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    04 Sep 2018

  • Engineering your dream career

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    Imagine spending time working on the things you love. Discover engineering careers which match your passions in this short interactive experience...
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    Aeroplane Design and Engineering

    By Dr James Warren

    Ever wondered what happens to lost luggage or why plane windows are the shape they are? Take a tour of our...

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    01 Aug 2018

  • Aeroplane Design and Engineering

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 01 Aug 2018
    Ever wondered what happens to lost luggage or why plane windows are the shape they are? Take a tour of our interactive aeroplane to find out.
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    The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

    Following workers for three years as they race to build an enormous super sewer on time and on budget.

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    31 Jul 2018

  • The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 31 Jul 2018
    Following workers for three years as they race to build an enormous super sewer on time and on budget.
  • Five smart technologies helping the visually impaired

    By Dr Oliver Zanetti

    Cutting-edge research is enabling the development of new potentially life-changing prototypes aimed at...

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    25 Jul 2018

  • Five smart technologies helping the visually impaired

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2018
    Cutting-edge research is enabling the development of new potentially life-changing prototypes aimed at serving those with disabilities...
  • New Technology and Crime: Drones

    By Dr Simon Lavis

    How does the criminal law adapt to rapid changes in modern technology? Does the use of drones to fly drugs and other...

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    25 Jul 2018

  • New Technology and Crime: Drones

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Jul 2018
    How does the criminal law adapt to rapid changes in modern technology? Does the use of drones to fly drugs and other items into prisons challenge the...
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    How do you know you are in a smart city?

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    Integrated urban technology is less apparent when it is functioning well says, Gillian Rose, Professor of Human...

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    23 Jul 2018

  • How do you know you are in a smart city?

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    Integrated urban technology is less apparent when it is functioning well says, Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of...
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    17 Jul 2018

  • Seven projects that show we are in a golden age of engineering

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jul 2018
    In The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer, we are given assess to London's Thames Tideway Tunnel, one of the country's high-profile engineering...

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  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy...

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    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response...
  • Assessing risk in engineering, work and life

    Risk is something that must be taken into account at all times when practising as an engineer. We accept risk as part of everyday life so there is...

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    Risk is something that must be taken into account at all times when practising as...
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    Approaches to software development

    This free course, Approaches to software development, presents an engineering approach to the development of software systems – a software...

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    18 Jun 2018

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    This free course, Approaches to software development, presents an engineering...
  • An introduction to electronics

    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos, and easy-to-use electronic circuit design and simulation software,...

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    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos,...
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    An introduction to design engineering

    This free course, An introduction to design engineering, looks at the way in which engineers use ideas and approaches from the discipline of design...

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    23 Apr 2018

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    This free course, An introduction to design engineering, looks at the way in which...
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    Learning, thinking and doing

    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This free course, Learning, thinking and doing, looks at the three main...

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    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This...
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    Creating musical sounds

    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something whether a piano or a vacuum cleaner is...

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    12 Sep 2017

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    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we...
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    Technology, innovation and management

    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
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    Introduction to structural integrity

    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    28 Mar 2017

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    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
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    Technological innovation: a resource-based view

    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    18 Nov 2016

  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 18 Nov 2016
    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide...