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The Open University. Study Engineering A Different Way Les Johnstone. The Open University. Established more than 30 years Currently >150000 students Regional Presence in Leeds Local Study Centres Student Groups have local tutors. Degrees Offered. BSc BSc (Hons) Technology

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the open university

The Open University

Study Engineering

A Different Way

Les Johnstone

the open university1
The Open University
  • Established more than 30 years
  • Currently >150000 students
  • Regional Presence in Leeds
  • Local Study Centres
  • Student Groups have local tutors
degrees offered
Degrees Offered
  • BSc
  • BSc (Hons) Technology
  • BSc (Hons) ICT
  • B.Eng
  • M.Eng
  • MSc Technology Management
  • MSc Computing for Commerce & Industry
benefits of ou study
Benefits of OU Study
  • Combine work and study
  • Combine with family life
  • Combine with training programmes
  • Meet complex work patterns
  • Accessible anywhere in the world
  • Develops self reliance and motivation
course delivery by distance learning
Course Delivery byDistance Learning
  • Hard Copy (texts, CDs, videos etc)
  • Software (appropriate to course)
  • Internet (access to materials, conferences, submission of assignments, course websites)
  • Tutorials (Face to Face, telephone and online)
assessment criteria
Assessment Criteria
  • Tutor Marked Assignments
  • Computer Marked Assignments
  • Examinations
ou courses
OU Courses
  • Courses can be 10, 15, 30 or 60 points
  • 30 point courses expect about 7-8 hours per week to study (Full time degree students gain 120 points per year)
  • Typical students study 60 points a year when combined with work or family or circumstances.
degree structure
Degree Structure
  • BSc needs 300 points
  • BSc (Hons) needs 360 points
  • MEng needs 420 points
  • MSc has a similar structure
  • All Honours Degrees are classified as 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class
degree profiles themes
Degree Profiles - Themes
  • General Engineering
  • Information & Communications Technologies
  • Environment
  • Design
  • Built Environment
  • Mechanics
level 1 courses
Level 1 Courses
  • T172 Working with our environment (30 points)
  • T173 Engineering the future (30 points)
  • TXR174 Technology in Action (Residential)(10 points)
  • T175 Networked Living (30 points)
  • T191 Personal & Career Development (15 points)
  • Other Faculty Courses MST121, M150, S103 etc
level 2 and 3 courses
Level 2 and 3 Courses
  • In excess of 40 Courses available as part of Technology Degree
  • Degree finishes with final year project
  • Specific Degree Profiles for named degrees and for Engineering Council Recognition
  • Hundreds of courses available across other faculties – Languages, Business, Science, Maths, Humanities, Law etc (Bespoke degrees to match employers needs)
conclusions
Conclusions
  • OU Degrees are a good match to combine study with work and family life
  • The OU Teaching materials are second to none.
  • The successful combination of work and study can make our graduates very employable.
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