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Accessibility Statement for Core engineering A (T271)

Mode of study

Much of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio and video clips of 1-60 minutes long, all with transcripts/subtitles, diagrams, interactive media and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for some module content.

Tuition strategy

This module provides face-to-face and online tutorials. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You will be required to work with other students. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task.

Practical work

Laboratory-based practical work will provide you with an opportunity to engage with engineering experiments. This may include an element of collaboration with fellow students.

Core engineering A (T271) utilises the online Open Engineering lab and extends your knowledge of the online Open Engineering Studio. Some students with visual impairments or limited manual dexterity may require a non-academic helper to successfully complete the practical work.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contains a considerable number of diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of is a required part of the study of this module and will form an element of the module assessment. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online and this may be assessed. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as mathematical notation. These materials are delivered online and in printed form.

Assessment

This assessments for this module must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system.

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.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist symbols that are not covered by standard accessibility tools. The module materials and assessment ask you to use CES EduPack, which is third-party specialist software and may not be fully accessible as a result. A workaround will be provided.

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