Diploma of Higher Education in Computing with Electronic Engineering
Online United Kingdom
GBP 3,462 / per year *
07 Sep 2023
Earliest start date
* part-time, per year
This diploma develops your skills in and understanding of computing and electronics. These two areas underpin many aspects of the way we live. Gain a foundation in the principles of hardware-based, software-based, or systems-based technologies. Computing skills with knowledge of electronics provides an excellent platform for IT-related careers. It also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development in the field.
Key features of the course
- Practice electronics using our remote laboratory.
- Develop programming and other computing skills.
- Choose from four focus options within the computing strand.
- Develop transferable skills applicable to both computing and engineering professions.
We make all our qualifications as accessible as possible and have a comprehensive range of services to support all our students. This qualification uses a variety of study materials and has the following elements:
- studying online – some modules have a mixture of printed and online material, and others are entirely online. Online learning resources may include websites, audio/video media clips, and interactive activities such as online quizzes
- face-to-face tutorials/day schools/workshops and/or online tutorials
- using mathematical and scientific expressions, notations and associated techniques
- working in a group with other students
- using and/or producing diagrams and/or screenshots
- practical work
- finding external/third party material online
- using technology for research purposes involving access to catalogues and databases online
- working with specialist reading material
- continuous and end-of-module assessment in the form of essays, short answer questions, and in some cases an examination
- using feedback: continuous assessment involves receiving detailed feedback on your work from your tutor and using this feedback to improve your performance
- engagement with learning and assessment within a pre-determined schedule or timetable – time management will be needed during your studies and the University will help you to develop these skills throughout your degree
- some modules require you to use specialist software.
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding.
- Cognitive skills.
- Practical and professional skills.
- Key skills.
The level and depth of your learning gradually increase as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
This diploma has two stages, each comprising 120 credits.
- You’ll start Stage 1 with two 30-credit computing modules and two 30-credit engineering modules.
- Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two 30-credit modules in a specific area of computing, a further 30-credit computing module of your choice, plus a 30-credit electronics module.