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Engineering (M04)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Master of Engineering - MEng

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About this course


Course option

8.0years

Distance learning | 2022

Subject

General or integrated engineering

Our MEng is an integrated masters degree that combines undergraduate and postgraduate study. It fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Engineering is a creative and analytical subject. You’ll develop the skills, techniques, concepts and knowledge needed by professional engineers, underpinned by science and mathematics. The course has a common core with a choice of routes to suit your area of interest. You’ll work on real-life projects to create innovative solutions to challenging problems. You’ll team up with other students and work on your own projects.

**Key features of the course**
- Accredited on behalf of the Engineering Council.

- Includes individual and team-based projects, practical hands-on activities (normally at residential schools) and remote access experiments.

- Allows you to move to our Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) if your aspirations change, even after you’ve started.

- ?Choice of six specialist routes and a broad engineering route.

- Develops employability skills, including personal and professional development planning.

Modules

This integrated masters has four stages, each comprising 120 credits.

In Stage 1, you’ll study four 30-credit modules – the last includes a compulsory one-week residential school.
Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two 30-credit core engineering modules, and a 30-credit module in your choice of engineering specialism. You’ll complete Stage 2 with another core 30-credit module that includes the one-week residential school.
Next, in Stage 3, you’ll study another 90 credits in your chosen specialism, followed by a 30-credit postgraduate module.
Finally, in Stage 4, you’ll begin with a 30-credit individual-project module, study two further 30-credit postgraduate modules in your chosen specialism and conclude your degree with a 30-credit postgraduate team-project module (which includes two compulsory weekend residential schools).

The Uni


Course location:

Distance Learning

Department:

The Open University

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
General or integrated engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£38k

£38k

£43k

£43k

£43k

£43k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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