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  • How can we stop science, engineering and technology losing talented women?

    By Clem Herman

    There's still a massive gender imbalance in university STEM subjects. What can be done to address this? Clem Herman has some ideas...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Dec 2019

  • How can we stop science, engineering and technology losing talented women?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Dec 2019
    There's still a massive gender imbalance in university STEM subjects. What can be done to address this? Clem Herman has some ideas...
  • The Z Files: Chi Onwurah

    By Benjamin Zephaniah, Chi Onwurah

    Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah interviews Chi Onwurah, an Engineer and MP with a deep love for the art and beauty of engineering

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2019

  • The Z Files: Chi Onwurah

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Oct 2019
    Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah interviews Chi Onwurah, an Engineer and MP with a deep love for the art and beauty of engineering
  • The machine that is still changing the world

    By Dr Paul Walley

    The automotive sector is not only continuing to adapt and improve itself, but through the adaptation and spread of its techniques to manage operations more effectively in other sectors, it is also continuing to change the world. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Sep 2019

  • The machine that is still changing the world

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Sep 2019
    The automotive sector is not only continuing to adapt and improve itself, but through the adaptation and spread of its techniques to manage operations more...
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    Five ways to... use free software

    By The OpenLearn team

    Is money tight? Save some cash by spending less on your computer: discover five ways to use free software

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Sep 2019

  • Five ways to... use free software

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2019
    Is money tight? Save some cash by spending less on your computer: discover five ways to use free software
  • How London got its Victorian sewers

    By Bob Everett

    Recently, there has been a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into existence?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • How London got its Victorian sewers

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Recently, there has been a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into existence?
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    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 1: Eyebars in suspension

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
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    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 2: Stresses and strains

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
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    The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 3: The collapse

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
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    Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

    By Dr Jessamy Perriam, Dr Simon Carter

    As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2019

  • Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

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    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2019
    As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?
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    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jul 2019

  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jul 2019
    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe.

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  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2020

  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

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    Can renewable energy sources power the world?
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 06 Mar 2020
    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response...
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    Revolutions in sound recording

    Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This free...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2020

  • Revolutions in sound recording

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Feb 2020
    Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound...
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    Toys and engineering materials

    This free course, Toys and engineering materials, introduces engineering in context. It explores the variation in materials and composite materials...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Jan 2020

  • Toys and engineering materials

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 Jan 2020
    This free course, Toys and engineering materials, introduces engineering in...
  • An introduction to electronics

    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos, and easy-to-use electronic circuit design and simulation software,...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2019

  • An introduction to electronics

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    An introduction to electronics
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Dec 2019
    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos,...
  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home, school, college or workplace? How do all the computers, phones, tablets, printers and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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    Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home, school, college or...
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    Introduction to finite element analysis

    What is finite element analysis (what is it and why do we carry it out? This free course, Introduction to finite element analysis, introduces the...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2019

  • Introduction to finite element analysis

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    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 12 Sep 2019
    What is finite element analysis (what is it and why do we carry it out? This free...
  • Additive manufacturing

    This free course, Additive manufacturing, introduces you to its key concepts. It covers the fundamentals of the additive manufacturing (AM) process...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

  • Additive manufacturing

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    Additive manufacturing
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    This free course, Additive manufacturing, introduces you to its key concepts. It...
  • Astronomy with an online telescope

    By Dr Jo Jarvis, Dr Alan Cayless

    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains. You will develop a hands-on...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2019

  • Astronomy with an online telescope

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    Astronomy with an online telescope
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 07 Aug 2019
    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide...
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    Learning, thinking and doing

    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This free course, Learning, thinking and doing, looks at the three main...

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    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jul 2019

  • Learning, thinking and doing

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    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 15 Jul 2019
    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This...
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    Engineering: The challenge of temperature

    Engineering is about extending the horizons of society by solving technical problems, ranging from the meeting of basic human needs for food and...

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    40 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 May 2019

  • Engineering: The challenge of temperature

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    Intermediate level Duration 40 hours Updated 23 May 2019
    Engineering is about extending the horizons of society by solving technical...