Free course

An introduction to design engineering

Free statement of participation on completion

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:

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.