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Qualifications


If you are new to the Open University (OU), you may wish to visit our main website which explains what it's like to study at the OU to see if this type of study is right for you.

As you may be aware, the OU has changed its undergraduate qualifications to fit the Government's new funding policy for Higher Education. From October 2012 all new Engineering students need to register on our new framework qualifications. Our old framework qualifications are only available to Engineering students who were studying prior to October 2012 and who declared their qualification before 31 August 2012. Postgraduate qualifications are currently unaffected by the changes.

For more information on OU Engineering qualifications offered, click on the links below:

New framework qualifications
(for prospective students and students who started studying with the OU from October 2012 onwards)
Old framework qualifications
(for students who were studying with the OU prior to October 2012)
Postgraduate qualifications
(for prospective students interested in taking an OU postgraduate qualification and current postgraduate students)

If you would prefer to see an Engineering and Technology prospectus, you can download one or request a copy to be sent to you by post from here.

The Maths For Engineering website will help you work out your options if you are unsure of your current level of Maths knowledge.

If you have already completed some further or higher education in engineering (usually within the last 5 years), then you may be entitled to claim Credit Transfer. If we can make you an award of transferred credit for your previous study this will reduce the number of modules you need to study with the OU to gain an OU qualification. However, the only certain way of assessing what Credit Transfer you may be entitled to is to apply, providing all the information and documentation requested. Please do not contact the Credit Transfer Centre or the Engineering helpline to seek this information verbally. The only way that your application can be properly assessed is by following procedures. You are advised to apply as early as possible in your studies as it may affect your choice of modules. You should allow at least 8-12 weeks for your credit transfer request to be dealt with. For the Q65 BEng you need to do this before you commence your studies and before the final submission date as stated on the credit transfer website (normally early August).