Engineering - Origins, Methods, Context

The Open University

Course Information

Key scientific principles, mathematical techniques and design methodologies in the Engineering – Origins, Methods, Context module offered by The Open University are introduced and explained, to equip you with a basic toolkit on which to build further study.

Mathematics is presented in an engineering context to emphasise relevance and build your confidence in framing problems, addressing design challenges and formulating solutions. Reflective practice is encouraged throughout and you will have the opportunity to share and discuss aspects of your work with other students.

You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. You will also be able to receive support from a wider pool of tutors through specialist forums and study events.

The wealth and safety of nations depend upon engineering skills. This module, which is the starting point for a recognised qualification in engineering, shows you why. It uses a combination of books, online resources and media to help you become a:

– successful learner
– well-informed student of engineering
– confident user of mathematics.
By the end of this module you will be very well prepared to continue your studies in engineering.

Professional recognition

This is the introductory module for all OU engineering qualifications. The learning outcomes for these qualifications are designed to fulfil the Engineering Council’s requirements under UK-SPEC and are accredited by several engineering institutions as fulfilling the educational requirements for professional recognition.

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