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Excluded combinations

M814 Software engineering

You cannot count M814 Software engineering and any of the following course(s) as modules towards the same qualification:

M874: Software development for networked applications using Java
M878: Object-oriented software development
M880: Software engineering
M881: Architectures of computing systems
M882: Managing the software enterprise
M883: Software requirements for business systems
M885: Analysis and design of enterprise systems: an object-oriented approach
M887: Web systems integration
MXY814: Software engineering
MZT874: Software development for networked applications using java
MZT880: Software engineering
MZX874: Software development for networked applications using Java
MZX880: Software engineering
MZX881: Architectures of computing systems

The course(s) listed above may include:

  • current courses
  • discontinued courses that have been updated or replaced
  • versions of OU courses specially adapted for presentation overseas or in an in-house company training scheme
  • future courses
  • recognised United States Open University (USOU) courses.

What is an excluded combination?

An excluded combination means that some pairs of groups of courses cannot be counted as modules towards the same qualification because their content overlaps. If you’re thinking of taking a course in a similar area to one you have already completed as a module of a qualification, you need to find out if they are an excluded combination.

What impact will this have on my study plans?

If you are studying towards a particular qualification and you have already completed a course that is an excluded combination with M814 Software engineering then you would not be able to count both of these towards the qualification. However, you might still wish to study excluded combinations even though you cannot count both towards the same qualification. For example, if you are returning after a study break you may want to study a new version of a similar course that you have previously completed.

Credit Transfer

If you have eligible previous study from elsewhere, you can apply for credit transfer. If you are awarded credit transfer, your Notification of Credit Transfer Award will list any OU courses which you are prohibited from studying because of significant overlap with your previous study.

Where can I go for further information?

If you require any further information or advice about excluded combinations please speak to an adviser