If you have a foundation degree or equal qualification, top up to an honours degree in two years. This degree will put you in a strong position to develop a career in information technology. You'll be able to engage with challenges such as the specification, design, deployment and management of computing and IT systems. Choose modules to suit your career goals and finish with a project on a topic based on one of the modules.
Top up your existing qualification to an honours degree. You can top up your OU Foundation Degree in Engineering or an equivalent qualification from somewhere else. Tailor your studies to suit your background and previous study. Develop your knowledge and skills and open up further career or educational opportunities. Study choices include communications, design, electronics, environmental management, mathematics, micro and nano technology, renewable energy, and structural integrity. You'll also complete an engineering project.
You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.
However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.
Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
This general design degree focuses on developing creative design thinking and practical work to address problems in every aspect of life, not just the creative industries. The design modules feature online design studios, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside a significant practical component. As well as design, you'll study modules in complementary subjects gaining skills and knowledge in an area that fits your needs and interests.
Computing & IT studied with a second complementary subject can open careers in a wide range of sectors. This degree combines computing & IT and a second subject: business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics. You'll divide your time equally between the computing & IT modules and the second subject modules. The name of your degree will include your second subject. For example, BSc (Hons) Computing & IT and Business.
This diploma is part of our general engineering programme. During your study, you'll explore the fundamentals of this creative and analytical subject. You'll develop techniques, concepts and knowledge needed by professional engineers. And choose form specialist modules in engineering design, electronics, mechanical engineering, environmental technologies, energy and sustainability, and mathematical methods.
This foundation degree combines academic skills with the needs of your workplace. Boost your career if you're working in an engineering-related job at a technical level. Build on your existing skills and experience to support your professional development plans. You'll apply the study of engineering fundamentals to the solution of real-life problems. Topics include design, electronics, energy, manufacturing, materials, mechanics and structural analysis. It also develops your maths skills, which are key to successful study of engineering.