Free Online Systems Engineering and Design Courses from Top Universities

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Systems engineers create effective systems. The components of each system can differ widely, from software, to documents, to people, to equipment. Regardless of components and scenario, there are courses available for free from top universities to help amateur and professional systems engineers hone their skills.
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Free Systems Engineering and Design Courses

Here are some online Systems Engineering and Design courses offered free by two top universities: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Open University. Some of these non-credit courses include related assignments and quizzes, along with the lessons.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Open University

Free Online Systems Engineering and Design Courses at a Glance

Course & SchoolProgram LevelFormatAssignmentsQuizzes & ExamsDownloadable
Computer System Architecture course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesYesYes
Techniques in Artificial Intelligence course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesYesYes
Theory of Parallel Systems course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesNoYes
Operating System Engineering course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesYesYes
Distributed Computer Systems Engineering course from MITGraduateText LessonsNoYesYes
Principles of Computer Systems course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesNoYes
Complex Digital Systems course from MITGraduateText LessonsNoYesYes
User Interface Design and Implementation course from MITUndergraduate/GraduateText LessonsYesNoYes
Knowledge-Based Applications Systems course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesNoYes
Computers and Computer Systems course from Open UniversityIntermediateText LessonsYesNoYes
Models and Modelling course from Open UniversityAdvancedText LessonsYesNoYes
Distributed Paradigms course from Open UniversityAdvancedText LessonsYesNoYes

Popular Schools

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    1. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
      • PhD-TIM - Engineering Management
    Master's
      • MSTIM - Engineering Management
      • MBA - Management of Engineering and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Excelsior College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology (Nuclear Leadership)
      • BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology (Without Concentration)
      • BS in Technology (Nuclear Technologies)
      • BS in Technology (Power Plant Technologies)
      • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management (Nuclear Technology)
    Associate's
      • Nuclear Engineering Technology / MBA dual degree
      • AAS in Technical Studies (Nuclear Technologies/Power Plant Technologies)
      • AS in Science in Technology (Power Plant Technologies)
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    University of Pennsylvania

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    University of Florida

  • Ithaca, NY

    Cornell University

  • Ames, IA

    Iowa State University

  • Stanford, CA

    Stanford University

  • Chattanooga, TN

    The University of Tennessee

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
  • Doctor of Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
  • MSTIM - Engineering Management
  • MBA - Management of Engineering and Technology

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Excelsior College

  • BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology (Nuclear Leadership)
  • BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology (Without Concentration)
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology / MBA dual degree
  • AAS in Technical Studies (Nuclear Technologies/Power Plant Technologies)

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