Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

The Open University

Program Description

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

The Open University

From microscopic electronic devices to large-scale structures like dams, bridges, and towers, engineering touches every area of our lives. Engineering is about extending our horizons by creating solutions to technical challenges and solving problems using a range of methods underpinned by science and mathematics.

The BEng (Honours) explores the fundamentals of this creative and analytical subject – from materials and mechanics to design and modeling – with opportunities to focus on engineering design, electronics, environmental technologies, energy, and sustainability or mathematical methods. By successfully completing this degree you’ll meet the educational requirements to register as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially satisfy the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Key features of the course

  • Learning outcomes are designed to fulfill the Engineering Council’s requirements under UK-SPEC*
  • Develops your skills in mathematics which is key to the successful study of engineering
  • Work on real projects, teaming up with other students at two UK-based residential schools
  • Compile a personal and professional development plan

Course details

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

  • In Stage 1, you’ll study four 30-credit modules – the last includes a one-week residential school.
  • Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two 30-credit core engineering modules, followed by a 30-credit module in your choice of engineering specialism. You’ll complete Stage 2 with another core 30-credit module that includes a one-week residential school.
  • Next, in Stage 3, you’ll study another 90 credits in your chosen specialism. You’ll conclude your degree with a 30-credit project module.

Entry 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.

Skills for career development

Qualified engineers are valued for their rigorous approach to the problem-solving and high level of numeracy. These skills open up a wide range of other career opportunities – for example in management or finance – as well as in engineering itself.

On graduation, you can apply (via an appropriate engineering institution) to the Engineering Council for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

If you wish to carry on with your studies you can work towards our Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (E22), leading to the MSc in Engineering (F46). On graduation, you will be able to apply (via an appropriate engineering institution) to the Engineering Council for registration as Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Opportunities exist in research, design and development, commissioning, project management, technical sales and marketing, technical journalism and patent work. With appropriate experience and qualifications, it’s also possible to be a self-employed consultant.

Career relevance

Qualified engineers are much in demand for their rigorous approach to the problem-solving and high level of numeracy. These skills open up a wide range of other career opportunities – for example in management or finance – as well as in engineering itself. Opportunities exist in research, design and development, commissioning, project management, technical sales and marketing, technical journalism and patent work. With appropriate experience and qualifications, it’s also possible to be a self-employed consultant.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated January 31, 2018
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