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Engineering (Honours), B.Eng.

Engineering (Honours), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
This thorough general Engineering (Honours) qualification 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 Charetered Engineer.


Key features of the Engineering (Honours) Engineering (Honours) course at The Open University UK 

  • 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.

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

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 increases 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.

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


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

      Part time – 6 years 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Engineering: origins, methods, context 
  • Engineering: frameworks, analysis, production
  • Engineering: mathematics, modelling, applications 
  • Engineering: professions, practice and skills 
  • Core engineering

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.
Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £5,856


In England, there are up to 5 ways to pay, making study much more affordable than you might think:

  • Part-time Tuition Fee Loan Available to students of any age, the government pays your fees, and you repay in affordable monthly instalments. Theres nothing to pay until April 2016 and repayments start at just £30 a month if your income is £25,000. And youll pay nothing at all if you earn below £21,000.
  • Pay as you go With an OU Student Budget Account (OUSBA) the annual fee is calculated and spread out in monthly instalments. Typically this costs just £214 a month, depending on how many credits youre studying for.
  • Pay upfront - for each module by credit or debit card.
  • Employer sponsorship - If youre studying for vocational reasons your employer may be willing to pay part or all of your tuition fees.
  • Access to Success - If your household income is less than £25,000 a year, and youre new to higher education and looking to develop your confidence and study skills, you could apply for our Access to Success route (with limited places, jointly funded by the OU and the governments National Scholarship Programme).

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