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Accessibility Statement for Core engineering B (T272)

Mode of study

The module uses a mixture of printed and online materials. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio/video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive online activities including the remote OpenEngineering Laboratory; use of industry-standard software; animations; multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

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

Working with others

You’ll have the opportunity to work with other students. This could include looking at, and commenting on, others’ work and reflecting on others’ comments on your work.

Practical work

Online laboratory practical work is required to achieve or consolidate your learning. You’ll use the remote OpenEngineering Laboratory. If you have a visual impairment or limited manual dexterity, you may need an assistant to complete this element successfully. Some of the activities are required as part of an assessment, others are optional but will help your learning.

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 and photographs. Reading, interpreting, and producing examples of these are an important part of the study of this module, and will form an element of the module assessment. We provide descriptions for most figures.

Finding information

You could be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online, and we might assess this. We can provide alternatives for required/assessed research material if needed to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.

Specialist reading material

In this module, you’ll be working with specialist reading material such as mathematical notation. We’ll present these online and in printed form.

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 exam that you must take at an exam centre. There are online self-assessed quizzes to help you prepare for the assessment.

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 will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist symbols – common in engineering – that standard accessibility tools might not cover. The module materials and assessment ask you to use the following specialist software: ANSYS FEA software and CES EduPack – which may not be fully accessible.

ANSYS is not accessible with screen reader or voice recognition software. Assistance for screen reader users and students unable to use a mouse would therefore be required.

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