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
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Emma Dewberry
Email
STEM-EI-Research@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 654138