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Radar: What happened next?

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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
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
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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Engineering: The nature of problems

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Intermediate level Duration 40 hours Updated 28 Jul 2011
Engineering is about extending the horizons of society by solving technical problems, ranging from the meeting of basic human needs for food and...

Engineering: The challenge of temperature

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Intermediate level Duration 40 hours Updated 22 Jul 2011
Engineering is about extending the horizons of society by solving technical problems, ranging from the meeting of basic human needs for food and...

Introduction to structural integrity

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Jul 2011
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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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Oct 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 21 Oct 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...

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 21 Oct 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...