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. Printed materials are provided for some module content.
This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required to work with other students which involves working in a small team, under the guidance of experienced tutors, carrying out laboratory and field 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).
Laboratory-based practical work forms a required component of the module assessment and is compulsory. One activity is field-based a short distance from the residential school site. This practical work includes some collaborative group work.
This module contains an embedded compulsory one-week residential school where you will experience laboratory and problem-solving activities that are important to developing your engineering study. You will 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 team, you will develop these skills through enjoyable, interactive learning activities. Topics at the residential school include materials processing, energy conversion, designing, building and testing structures, taking noise measurements, and robotics. You will define your learning needs and plan ways of meeting them with the support of experienced tutors. The school is held at a host university in the UK for one week during early July to mid-August. You will be responsible for the cost of your accommodation, meals, and travel to the venue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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This module uses specialist symbols that may not be covered by standard accessibility tools. The residential school uses laboratory software and spreadsheet tools that may not be fully accessible.