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Radar: What happened next?

Radar: What happened next? Copyright free image Credit: Public domain New content
Updated 29 Aug 2014
Since the Second World War, radar systems have become smaller, further, wetter and stealthier. Discover the application of radar in modern life...

OU on the BBC: Castles in the Sky

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OU on the BBC: Castles in the Sky Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Updated 28 Aug 2014
Embrace a remarkable human drama behind the invention that was to prove pivotal in the Battle of Britain - Radar.

Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde

Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde Creative commons image Credit: George Gastin New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
Why do we look on with adoration and amazement at some engineering creations while others leave us feeling indifferent? Dr Ian Johnston examines...

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People-centred designing

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People-centred designing Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important...

Design

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Design Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 28 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit looks at the process of design – from assessing the complexity of design as an activity, to exposing the difficulty in making general...

Finding information in technology

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Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Aug 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Aug 2014
This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree level if you have completed an OU foundation degree or diploma of...