Engineering Problems OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Engineering Class by The Open University

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Explore the very heart of engineering problems and the process for finding solutions in 'Engineering: The Nature of Problems.' This undergraduate-level free OpenCourseWare is offered by The Open University and is appropriate for any student interested in engineering.

Engineering: The Nature of Problems: Course Specifics

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Engineering: The Nature of Problems: Course Description

'Engineering: The Nature of Problems' begins with the most crucial step to problem solving, identifying the problem and then leads students through the process of determining, analyzing and finalizing solutions. Students will learn to first determine and then categorize problems. This serves as a starting off point for the process of developing potential solutions. Students learn to apply modeling and other problem-solving techniques. A case study of a problem relating to the design of a bicycle is used to illustrate many of course's points. The course also introduces students to a variety of terms and phrases that can be helpful when solving problems. A recommended 40 hours is needed to adequately cover all materials.

The free course materials include online notes with examples and illustrations, exercises, study questions, a reference list and a discussion forum. For more information about this free course, visit the engineering problems course page.

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