Engineering & Technology

Open Courseware and Resources (general)

- Engineering: discipline of acquiring and applying scientific and technical knowledge to the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes
- Technology: a broad concept that deals with a species' usage and knowledge of tools and crafts and how it affects a species' ability to control and adapt to its environment

Engineering and Technology (general)

'Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.' - Albert Einstein

  About Engineering and Technology  
Brief introductions

  • Chemical Engineering - applies physical and life sciences with mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy.
  • Civil Engineering - design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.
  • Electrical Engineering - study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. 'Heavy current' engineering (sometimes only called 'Electrical Engineering') involves high voltage transmission, power and electrical machines whereas 'light current' engineering or 'Electronic Engineering' focuses mainly on passive and active electrical components such as diodes, electron tubes, semiconductor devices and the design of electronic circuits, devices and systems.
  • Mechanical Engineering - applies the principles of engineering, physics and materials science to the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It involves the design, production, and operation of machinery and tools.

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Some of the terms used in Engineering - click on any one above to Google it.

What is Engineering? (video) ...

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  • Engineers Dedicated to a Better Tomorrow - charitable non-profit organization dedicated to “making a difference,” both in terms of advancing the engineering profession as well as in helping improve the world through the practice of engineering; includes 'Answering Your Common Questions About Engineering and Engineers'.
  • TryEngineering - become an engineer, find a university

The Open Education Directory menu for Engineering is in the top left margin.

  Engineering and Technology - Open Textbooks  
Links to open access (free) textbooks.

  • Free Engineering Books - links to various Online Engineering Text Books, online notes and reference materials; Computer, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Instrumentation
  • Wikibooks - Subject Engineering; subsections and featured books

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Links to Listings of Open Textbooks (all subject areas)

  Engineering and Technology - Support for Learners  
Sites that actively support learners - eg learner communities, forums, expert help etc

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  Engineering and Technology - Best Resource Sites  
iBerry's choice - other recommendations welcome!

  • Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER) (US) - educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use: resources (Arts, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages, Health, Language Arts, Maths, Philosophy, Physical Education, Religion, Science, Social studies, Vocational Education
  • Concord Consortium - digital learning for science maths and engineering; Higher Education Resources
  • MERLOT Engineering Portal (US) - educational resource for teaching and learning: Teaching Engineering Today, People, Learning materials (Engineering collection includes hundreds of learning materials organized into categories, ready for classroom use, Many with peer reviews, user comments, and assignments attached), educator resources, showcase
  • Wikipedia, Portal:Technology - news, categories, topics, related portals, Things you can do

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More Engineering and Technology Resource Sites

  Engineering and Technology - Unsorted Links    
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  Engineering & Technology (general) - Open Courseware (OCW) 

The following links have been chosen by iBerry as good examples of OCW for this topic. Only significant content such as notes, images, videos etc covering topics in reasonable depth are included. Items consisting only of course advertisements, sub-topic headings, single lectures or where a significant proportion of material is password protected are not included. Comments are welcome!

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

introduction, mass & energy fundamentals, physical chemistry & principles, organic chemistry, microbiology & microbial growth, erosion control & stormwater management, water, waste, air pollution, global events

OER Courseware Modules

Resources available for reuse by teachers and learners worldwide; Energy and Mineral Engineering, Geography, Geosciences, Materials Science, Meteorology, Earth and Environmental Systems, Earth and Mineral Sciences Writing

Search Engines

Technology, Society, and Business, availability of huge quantities of information at our fingertips is transforming government, business, and many other aspects of society: search advertising and auctions, search and privacy, search ranking, internationalization, anti-spam efforts, local search, peer-to-peer search, search of blogs and online communities

Computational Science and Engineering

review of linear algebra, applications to networks, structures, and estimation, Lagrange multipliers, differential equations of equilibrium, Laplace's equation and potential flow, boundary-value problems, minimum principles and calculus of variations, Fourier series, discrete Fourier transform, convolution & applications

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

brings computational exploration to the widest possible audience, open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts, free player runs all demos: Browse Latest, Random Selection, FAQs, Authoring area

Introduction to Bioengineering

science basis for bioengineering with particular emphasis on molecular cell biology and systems biology: Video interviews of a selection of bioengineering faculty from various School of Engineering Departments at MIT; [Tranlsations: 简体字, Español, Português]

Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering

basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity, fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based, Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate product development-product testing cycle patent protection and FDA approval

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