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Accessibility Statement for Structural integrity: predicting and assessing performance (T367)

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 (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; engineering calculators and spreadsheets; animations; and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. We provide printed materials for all module content.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events, online tutorials and face-to-face tutorials. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online (or other) alternative. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Practical work

This module introduces you to the use of an online laboratory. We’ve prepared advice on accessing the laboratory to enable students to complete the module.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

You’ll be required to use mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions throughout the module and within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams/graphs/photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and we assess this. We provide descriptions for all essential figures.

Assessment

This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which you must submit online via the OU electronic TMA system; interactive computer-marked assignments completed online; and an end-of-module assessment submitted online.

Feedback

You’ll 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

We structure all University modules to a set timetable and you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

Specialist software

This module uses proprietary software accessible online using a web browser. The module materials and assessment ask you to use the following specialist software: Microsoft Excel – and may not be fully accessible as a result. Alternatively, online versions of the spreadsheets are available to carry out the required tasks.

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