Research course

Complexity and Design

Institution
Open University · Department of Design, Development, Environment and Materials
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent). Masters level qualification with evidence of research methods at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Research is undertaken in:

  • Applications of complexity theory
  • Complexity in the design of products, processes and organisations
  • Simulation, modelling and design of very large sociotechnical systems
  • Design of autonomous machine systems, including cooperating and swarm robots; education and entertainment robotics
  • Machine vision and intelligent geometry; pattern recognition; computer vision
  • Hypernetwork theory and its applications in design of sociotechnical systems
  • Policy design.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Dr Emma Dewberry
          Email
          STEM-EI-Research@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 332940