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  • Studying Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Studying Engineering

    Interested in studying engineering? Find out what study options and qualifications are available to you with The...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2016

  • Studying Engineering

    Studying Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    Interested in studying engineering? Find out what study options and qualifications are available to you with The Open University. 
  • A short history of the early days of artificial intelligence Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Archive.org
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 May 2016

  • A short history of the early days of artificial intelligence

    A short history of the early days of artificial intelligence Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Archive.org
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 May 2016
    Artificial Intelligence seems very much of our time - but as Jessica Riskin explains, history records many attempts to create machines that think.
  • 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...

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    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.
  • Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimedia Images
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    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: 13th November 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Engineer
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Engineer
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2015
    The man who started a two-wheeled craze. Then more free learning through the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 12th November 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Nov 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 12th November 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 12th November 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
    How do you run a railway uphill? Then more free learning through the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Michael Jefferies under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license

    OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The woman who swapped maths for plane safety; death at the end of the First World War; drinking water - and then...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Nov 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2015

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    OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Michael Jefferies under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Nov 2015
    The woman who swapped maths for plane safety; death at the end of the First World War; drinking water - and then more free learning through the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Sam Beebe under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The engineer who brought Cardiff to the heart of Canada; then more free learning through the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Sam Beebe under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Nov 2015
    The engineer who brought Cardiff to the heart of Canada; then more free learning through the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Paul Ryan under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The man who invented the flushing toilet - and it's probably not the one you're thinking of. Then management, hunting...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2015

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    OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Paul Ryan under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2015
    The man who invented the flushing toilet - and it's probably not the one you're thinking of. Then management, hunting, and Cider.
  • 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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    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...

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  • Personal development planning for engineering

    This free course, Personal development planning for engineering, has been written in keeping with the requirements of UK-SPEC and the professional...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • Personal development planning for engineering

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    Personal development planning for engineering Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: iStock
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    This free course, Personal development planning for engineering, has been written...
  • Forth Road Bridge

    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Forth Road Bridge

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    Forth Road Bridge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth...

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    Team engineering

    Course Course
    Team engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 14 Dec 2017
    Team engineeringaims to develop the essential professional engineering skill of...

    Manufacture materials design

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    Introducing materials processing from the perspective of a design engineer, this...

    Science, technology and maths Access module

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Are you new to higher education study or returning after a break? This Access...

    Finite element analysis: basic principles and applications

    Course Course
    Finite element analysis: basic principles and applications Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    Engineering is at the heart of modern life. Today engineers use computers and...

    Engineering: origins, methods, context

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 15 Mar 2018
    This introductory module examines the range of human activity that is 'engineering...

    Software engineering

    Course Course
    Software engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    This online module explores the advanced concepts and techniques used throughout...
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