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  • How do planes survive lightning strikes?

    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • How do planes survive lightning strikes?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps us safe, though, in the City In The Sky.
  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop...

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    12 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

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    Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Dec 2016
    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop? Learning and research across the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Ice falling from planes isn't an urban myth - it can be more dangerous than that. Plus how Victorians saw Shakespeare...

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  • OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016

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    Ice falling from planes isn't an urban myth - it can be more dangerous than that. Plus how Victorians saw Shakespeare. Learning and research from across the...
  • Can engineering help improve patient safety?

    New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Nov 2016

  • Can engineering help improve patient safety?

    Can engineering help improve patient safety? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Visitor6 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save lives.
  • OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why swimcaps? Why TWO swimcaps? Then more free learning through the day.

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    17 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2016
    Why swimcaps? Why TWO swimcaps? Then more free learning through the day.
  • 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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 May 2016

  • Aeroplane Design and Engineering

    Aeroplane Design and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 25 May 2016
    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.
  • OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The medal awarded to celebrate where industry and arts unite. Then more free learning across the day.

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    18 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2016
    The medal awarded to celebrate where industry and arts unite. Then more free learning across the day.
  • Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

    In this new BBC Four series, Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.

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    15 Apr 2016

  • Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

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    Updated 15 Apr 2016
    In this new BBC Four series, Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.
  • Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live

    By Dr Rachael Luck

    In the UK there is a rush to build more homes. Is there a different way of making the houses we want to live in,...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Mar 2016

  • Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live

    Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2016
    In the UK there is a rush to build more homes. Is there a different way of making the houses we want to live in, that suits the ways we live in...
  • Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway?

    By Guy Gratton

    For a long time, the 747 has dominated the skies. But Boeing is slowing production. How come?

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    05 Feb 2016

  • Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2016
    For a long time, the 747 has dominated the skies. But Boeing is slowing production. How come?

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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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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    31 Aug 2016

  • Introduction to structural integrity

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
  • Manufacturing

    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are used and what set of activities goes under the heading of ...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Aug 2016

  • Manufacturing

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 12 Aug 2016
    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are...
  • Design thinking

    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? This free course, Design thinking, will show you how to structure...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Design thinking

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better?...
  • Innovation through representation

    Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the designer's toolbox are the representations that are used to move...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2016

  • Innovation through representation

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    Innovation through representation
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
    Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the...
  • Seeing the light

    This free course, Seeing the light, will teach you about how the Sun affects your home, both in terms of light and warmth and the energy it...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Mar 2016

  • Seeing the light

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
    This free course, Seeing the light, will teach you about how the Sun affects your...
  • People-centred designing

    Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This free course, People-centred designing, focuses firmly on usability...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Mar 2016

  • People-centred designing

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    People-centred designing Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This...
  • Design

    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of design as an activity to exposing the difficulty in making...

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    28 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Mar 2016

  • Design

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    Design Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 28 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of...
  • Introducing engineering

    Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing. This free course, Introducing engineering, introduces a number...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jan 2015

  • Introducing engineering

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Jan 2015
    Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing....
  • Design for beginners

    How do you create depth and tone on paper? How do you create a cd case from scratch? Steve Garner, Professor of Design at The Open University answers these...

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    27 May 2011

  • Design for beginners

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    Design for beginners Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 May 2011
    How do you create depth and tone on paper? How do you create a cd case from...

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    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in...

    Foundation Degree in Engineering

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    Foundation Degree in Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in...

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    From microscopic electronic devices to super structures like dams, bridges and...

    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    Design and innovation play a central role in society, finding solutions to...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

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    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its...

    Design essentials

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    Design essentials Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Gain the skills for research, planning and development of a design project as well...
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