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Open Education: Engineering

A "getting started" guide overviewing open, editable, and lower-cost textbooks and open teaching & learning resources for faculty, students, and librarians.


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On this page you will find several openly licensed Engineering textbooks along with supplemental material, interactive simulations, and other resources.

Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to faculty considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. 

For more information about Creative Commons including license descriptions, please see the Creative Commons tab.

Featured Resources

National Science Digital Library  - Use the advanced search to locate science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational materials in a variety of formats and levels.

AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository

PhET Interactive Simulations (Demo of Faraday's law. Click in the box labeled "field lines" to display field lines.)

Open Textbooks

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I, authored by Don Johnson, edited by Ross J. Reedstrom, CC BY 1.0.  The course focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Elementary signal theory; time- and frequency-domain analysis; Sampling Theorem. Digital information theory; digital transmission of analog signals; error-correcting codes.


Adaptive Map for Engineering Statics authored by Jacob Moore The Adaptive Map is an open textbook for engineering statics containing written explanations, video lectures, worked examples, and homework problems. CC BY NC 3.0

Additional Sources of Open Textbooks

InTech Science, Technology and Medicine books (2,500+ books) [open access, but not openly licensed]

Course materials: Lecture Videos, Interactive Simulations etc.

MITOpenCourseWare logoMIT Open Courses in Engineering cover topics throughout MIT Engineering Departments: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Systems Division, Health Sciences and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Engineering. These courses include many types of course materials such as: video/audio lectures, lecture notes, assessments, online textbooks, interactive simulations. To re-use these materials, see the Creative Commons CC BY NC SA 4.0 license and Terms of Use.

Stanford engineering everywhere logoStanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) programming includes one of Stanford’s most popular engineering sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science taken by the majority of Stanford undergraduates, and seven more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering. Course materials include materials such as: lectures, syllabi, handouts, assignments, exams, software. To re-use these materials, see the CC BY 3.0 license.

See also: Images and resources for CORE Materials / Materials Science