• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
This thorough general Engineering (Honours) course at The Open University UK meets the educational requirements to register as an Incorporated Engineer; the combination of this degree and an accredited MSc meets the educational requirements to register as a Chartered Engineer.

About

The Engineering (Honours) course at The Open University UK covers the techniques, concepts and knowledge required by professional engineers. You’ll begin by exploring the fundamentals of this creative and analytical subject, using a range of methods underpinned by science and mathematics. Later, you’ll choose one of six areas in which to specialise.

Key features of the course

  • Fulfils the Engineering Council’s educational requirements for Incorporated Engineer status under UK-SPEC
  • Incorporates individual and team-based projects, plus two face-to-face residential schools
  • Includes the compilation of a personal and professional development plan
  • Allows you to move to our Master of Engineering if your aspirations change, even after you’ve started.

Skills for career development

The areas of knowledge, competence and skills that this degree develops include: the ability to use specialist knowledge to solve problems creatively; collaborative working and communication skills; project management skills; the ability to turn concepts into reality.

Your study will give you the skills expected of an Incorporated Engineer, in providing solutions to engineering problems. These could involve using existing or developing new technologies and designs; refining production systems; or developing new services.

On graduation, this qualification (combined with the appropriate evidence of professional practice) will enable you to apply (via an appropriate engineering institution) to the Engineering Council for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Career relevance

Our BEng (Hons) is a general engineering qualification that provides an entry into a wide range of more specialist engineering roles. Examples include:

  • mechanical engineer
  • electronic engineer
  • structural engineer
  • production engineer
  • biomedical engineer
  • environmental engineer
  • materials engineer
  • other roles within engineering management
  • manufacturing engineer

Accreditation

Accredited by several of the leading engineering institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Full time – 4 years (Stage 1 can be studied only part time; Stages 2 and 3 can be studied full time) Time limit – 12 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering: origins, methods, context 
  • Engineering: frameworks, analysis, production
  • Engineering: mathematics, modelling, applications 
  • Engineering: professions, practice and skills 
  • Electronics: sensing, logic and actuatio
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Design for engineers

        English Language Requirements

        This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

        Academic Requirements

        There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, you’ll need some knowledge of mathematics, an interest in technology, and the ability to read and write to a good standard of English.

        Getting a Student Visa

        This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          5856 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          5856 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        The total cost of your qualification would be £17,568.

        Funding

        Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.

        There are a number of scholarship opportunities listed on the Scholarship Portal website.

        The site features over 1,000 scholarships listed by country, ranging from the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Science and Engineering, to a Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award.

        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

        The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

        Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.