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

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