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  • Aeroplane Design and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock

    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...

    Read now: Aeroplane Design and Engineering about Managing projects through people

    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 May 2016

  • Aeroplane Design and Engineering

    Aeroplane Design and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon 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 Creative commons image Icon CGP Grey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016 Creative commons image Icon CGP Grey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    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.
  • Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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 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? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimedia Images
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

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

    Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimedia Images
    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?
  • OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Charles01

    OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    What happens when you add Italian design to a British workhorse? What difference has Open Access made? And more free...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Oct 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Charles01
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2015
    What happens when you add Italian design to a British workhorse? What difference has Open Access made? And more free learning through the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 22nd October 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Ifcar

    OpenLearn Live: 22nd October 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    A car which warns against innovating for the sake of it; the rise of Bernie Sanders; then more free learning through...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Oct 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 22nd October 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 22nd October 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Ifcar
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2015
    A car which warns against innovating for the sake of it; the rise of Bernie Sanders; then more free learning through the day.
  • Smarty pants: wearable electronics will recharge your life Creative commons image Icon Ged Carroll under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    14 Oct 2015

  • Smarty pants: wearable electronics will recharge your life

    Smarty pants: wearable electronics will recharge your life Creative commons image Icon Ged Carroll under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 14 Oct 2015
    Electrifying stuff: your clothes could power your gadgets - and soon. 
  • People, automobiles and statistics

    By Dr Tony Nixon

    Understanding probability and statistics is vital in many branches of engineering, particularly in production and...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Oct 2015

  • People, automobiles and statistics

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Oct 2015
    Understanding probability and statistics is vital in many branches of engineering, particularly in production and design. We look to automobile design and...
  • Building Cars Live Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Building Cars Live

    Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory. 

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    TV Programme

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Oct 2015

  • Building Cars Live

    Building Cars Live Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 02 Oct 2015
    Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory. 
  • Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tommumf
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2015

  • Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design

    Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tommumf
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2015
    We know what's wrong with design committees: too many cooks; too much spoiled broth; bitter recriminations over who spoiled the broth; broth being launched...

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    MSc project module

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    This masters-level project module in science, which is entirely online, is an...

    Design for engineers

    Design for engineers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_akyurt
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    People encounter designed products every day: chairs, buildings, medicines,...

    Interaction design and the user experience

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    From apps, phones and business systems to wearables, the web and the Internet of...

    Manufacture materials design

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    Introducing materials processing from the perspective of a design engineer, this...

    Molecules in medicine

    Molecules in medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This module surveys a prominent area of contemporary medical science: the...

    MA Ed dissertation: inclusive practice

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    The dissertation or professional project builds on your previous learning from...

    Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century

    Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This key introductory OU level 1 module, packed with learning innovation, will...

    Design essentials

    Design essentials Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Slavenko Vukasovic [Dreamstime]
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    The world is full of designed objects, from skyscrapers to products that fit into...

    MA Art History part 2

    MA Art History part 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Getty
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module aims to broaden understandings of 'Art History' in terms of methods,...

    Science, technology and maths Access module

    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    Are you new to higher education study or returning after a break? This Access...
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