This free course, An introduction to design engineering, looks at the way in which engineers use ideas and approaches from the discipline of design thinking to inform their work. The complexity that people bring to design problems is introduced, along with some basic methods of dealing with such complexity.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand the broad scope of design engineering
recognise the main drivers for design engineering
describe how human variation impacts on design engineering
apply some basic concepts and methods from design engineering to explore creative solutions to clearly defined real world problems
demonstrate skills in communication, presentation, information handling and numeracy through the completion of activities.