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Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
Your study choices in the Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours course at The Open University UK include structural integrity, micro and nano technology, design, environmental management, renewable energy, and mathematics. You’ll also complete an individual engineering project.


Key features of the Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours course at The Open University UK

  • Provides progression from vocational qualifications to an honours degree
  • Accredited by several of the leading engineering institutions
  • Offers a choice of modules to fit with your previous study
  • Develops your analytical skills which are key to the successful study of engineering
  • Prepares you for further engineering study at postgraduate level

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 may involve using existing or developing new technologies, 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part time – 2–3 years Full time – not recommended Time limit – 5 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Innovation designing for change
  • Communications technology
  • Deterministic and stochastic dynamics
  • Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies
  • Environmental management

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You must have passed one of the following OU qualifications within the last eight years:

  • Foundation Degree in Engineering (X11)
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering (W11)
  • Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering (X12)
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Materials Fabrication and Engineering (W12)

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

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 24 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


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