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Accessibility Statement for Engineering: professions, practice and skills 1 (T176)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 1-10 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles) and diagrams. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You’ll be required to work with other students which involves working in a small online team, under the guidance of experienced tutors, carrying out practical engineering work and solving problems. You will develop these skills through interactive learning activities and this is assessed through part of the End-of-Module Assessment (EMA).

Practical work

Practical work forms a required component of the module assessment and is compulsory. This practical work would usually take place at a one-week residential school at a university in the UK, but in response to uncertainties raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve cancelled this for 2021. Instead, you’ll conduct your practical learning remotely, using a home experiment pack.

The practical engineering activities will take place in the summer of 2021. You can carry out all the tasks on a desk or table.

You’ll explore real-world engineering phenomena through experiments and problem-solving activities that are important to developing your engineering study. You’ll also make progress with practical skills invaluable for an engineering qualification: taking measurements, analysing data, seeking and evaluating information, modelling, making presentations, design, and decision making. Working in a small online team, you’ll develop these skills through enjoyable, interactive learning activities. You’ll define your learning needs and plan ways of meeting them with the support of experienced tutors.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.

Assessment

This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment (EMA) submitted online.

Feedback

You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.

Schedule

All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills. If you are concerned about the time management required at undergraduate level, please contact us before you register on the module to find out what we can do to support you.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist symbols that may not be covered by standard accessibility tools.

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