If you have completed an OU foundation degree or diploma of higher education in engineering (or equivalent) within the last eight years, this course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree level. You can tailor your studies to build on your previous qualifications and experience.
Flexible module choices include structural integrity, micro and nano technology, engineering design, environmental technologies, energy and sustainability, and mathematics options. You will also complete an individual engineering project.
Key features of the course
- Matches the final stage (Stage 3) of our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Q65) degree
- Aligned with UK-SPEC learning outcomes
- Opens up a wide range of career opportunities and prepares you for postgraduate engineering courses
You must have passed one of the following OU qualifications within the last eight years:
- Foundation Degree in Engineering (X11)
- Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering (W11)
- Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering (X12)
- Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering (W12)
If you have, ring the Partnerships Team on 0300 303 6333 to register.
Alternatively, you must have a qualification from somewhere else that meets the following criteria:
- in engineering or a closely related subject
- equates to a total of 240 credits, 120 of which are at FHEQ level 5 or SCQF level 8 (e.g. DipHE, HND or foundation degree)
- passed within the last 8 years
Skills for career development
Qualified engineers are much in demand for their rigorous approach to problem-solving and high level of numeracy. These skills open up a wide range of other career opportunities – for example in management or finance – as well as in engineering itself.
You may wish to carry on with your studies and work towards our Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (E22), leading to the MSc in Engineering (F46).
Qualified engineers are much in demand for their rigorous approach to problem solving and high level of numeracy. These skills open up a wide range of other career opportunities – for example in management or finance – as well as in engineering itself.
Opportunities exist in research, design and development, commissioning, project management, technical sales and marketing, technical journalism and patent work. With appropriate experience and qualifications it’s also possible to be a self-employed consultant.
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Last updated January 16, 2018