This combined degree develops your skills in and understanding of computing and electronics. These two areas underpin most aspects of the way we live. Gain a sound grasp of the principles of hardware-based, software-based, or systems-based technologies. Developing computing skills alongside knowledge of electronics opens up exciting career opportunities. You'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills in a range of industries and organisations. It also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development in the field.
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.
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.
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.
Electronics underpins almost every facet of the modern world, controlling the smallest of surgical instruments to the largest of passenger planes, with imminent new developments such as autonomous cars and collaborative robots. You'll gain industrially relevant skills in the core aspects of electronics: sensing gives detailed awareness of the world, logic makes smart decisions and actuation produces tangible outputs. The theory you'll learn is applicable industry wide, enhanced by regular sessions in our remote laboratory where you'll personally have full real-time control over state-of-the-art electronics equipment, from your own computer.
This module teaches industrially relevant skills in the application of analogue and digital electronics to signal processing, control and communications. Signal processing looks at the ways both analogue and/or digital filters can remove noise from signals. Control shows how using feedback and a suitable controller can change the dynamic behaviour of processes (electronic/mechanical or other) to meet a desired criterion. Communication shows how cables and radio waves can communicate data.
If you're working in engineering-related employment at a technical level and would like to boost your career, this qualification can combine academic skills with the needs of your workplace. This course will build on your existing skills and experience to support your professional development plans. It applies the study of engineering fundamentals like design, energy, electronics, manufacturing, materials, mechanics and structural analysis, to the solution of real-life problems. It will also develop your mathematical skills, which are key to successfully studying engineering.
Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos, and easy-to-use electronic circuit design and simulation software, this free course, An introduction to electronics, will show how electronic devices and systems pervade everything we do, and teach some of the basic ideas.