Engineering, Technology and Design at the OU

If you enjoy solving problems and have a good imagination, you’ll find engineering a stimulating and challenging field of study.

A qualification in engineering, technology or design from The Open University will give you a firm foundation on which to build a career as a professional engineer, technologist or designer. It will open your mind to new ways of thinking and give you an insight into the enormous breadth of skills, knowledge and understanding that engineers draw on in their daily working lives.

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Professionally qualified engineers now rank as one of the highest paid professions, and with trained engineers in short supply, it’s a skill set which is in high demand from employers.

Our engineering qualifications are accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We are currently seeking accreditation with the Chartered Society of Designers for our BA/BSc (Hons) Design and Innovation.

If you already have an undergraduate degree in another subject and live in England, you may even be eligible for a Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan as a payment option towards your degree in Engineering. More details can be found in the relevant qualification page or you can contact us for more information.

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