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Accessibility Statement for The engineering project (T452)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images and several audio clips (all with transcripts). Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

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

Practical work

You may choose to undertake laboratory-based or field-based practical work as an optimal component of your project.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

You will use mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions throughout the module and you may choose to use such notation in assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain only a few diagrams, graphs and photographs. However, reading, interpreting and producing graphical content are important elements of this module and will form part of your project. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online and this is assessed. Literature searching is an integral part of T452 and the OU’s Library services are available to help you through any difficulties you may have with it. 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 technical and academic journals. These are generally available online.


This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assessment (EMA) that you must submit via the online TMA/EMA service.


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs) and from an internal examiner (TMA 01 only). This will help you to refine your project aims and objectives. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


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

You may use software as part of your project but it is not a requirement of T452.

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