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 and course duration

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