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Accessibility Statement for Electronics: signal processing, control and communications (T312)

Mode of study

The module uses a mixture of printed and online materials. Printed materials explain the underpinning theory; there are also printed guides to the OpenEngineering Laboratory, Vision Lab and Multisim activities. Otherwise the module is taught using multimedia and online materials including the remote OpenEngineering Laboratory. Online materials comprise pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 1-10 minutes long; diagrams; interactive media; animations; multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Video and audio clips have transcripts and/or subtitles. T312 also includes 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 and offer support for the practical activities and TMA/EMA preparation.

Practical work

Online laboratory practical work is required to achieve or consolidate your learning. This module makes use of the remote OpenEngineering Laboratory and Vision Lab. If you have a visual impairment or limited manual dexterity you may need an assistant to successfully complete this element. The activities are not optional and are assessed.

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 contain a considerable number of diagrams and graphs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online.

Specialist reading material

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


This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assessment (EMA) that you must submit via the online TMA/EMA service, and an interactive computer-marked assignment completed online. There are online self-assessed quizzes to help you prepare for the assessment.


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. Please contact your tutor to discuss any concerns you have about this aspect of your learning.


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

The module requires you to use specialist symbols that may not be covered by standard accessibility tools. The module requires you to use computer tools to assist the development and evaluation of electronic circuits. Additionally, you will engage with OU software in the form of interactive graphics. We try to make all OU software accessible. The Multisim Live software, which is used in industry, is a third-party software and may not be fully accessible as a result. Due to the nature of tasks, some students may need to work with an assistant.

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