Design for Engineers

The Open University

Course Information

People encounter designed products every day: chairs, buildings, medicines, appliances, clothes, vehicles, robots and much else – just look around you. Design is central to the creation of all these products. Designers and engineers often work closely in teams to translate ideas into useful and required products. Knowledge of the design process is essential for successful engineering.

You will learn

At the end of this Design for Engineers module from The Open University you will be able to:

– carry out critical observations on the factors that influence the creation of designs around you
– conceptualise and develop design ideas through drawing and modelling
– carry out research and apply creative strategies for generating design ideas
– apply the design process during engineering projects.
– The knowledge and skills developed in this module are applicable in various roles played by engineers.
Vocational relevance

The module will help you to gain knowledge and skills that are essential for the practising engineer. It can help you creatively engage with any situation that requires the identification of problems, research and development of ideas but also the translation of ideas into detailed plans. The module develops general scholarship on the subject of design and design processes which is applicable across engineering domains. The module will enhance your engineering abilities, and help towards preparation for working as a design engineer or in teams including designers.

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