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Bachelor of Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is a respected undergraduate qualification that will prepare you for entry into the engineering profession.

The degree explores the fundamentals of this creative and analytical subject - from materials and mechanics to design and modelling. The Open University syllabus offers opportunities to learn about contemporary engineering, deepen your understanding of how engineers find solutions to technical problems, and consider future engineering developments, too.

Key features of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree include:

  • An opportunity to study optional subjects according to your own interests
  • Learning outcomes that are designed to fulfil the UK Engineering Council’s requirements, and
  • The chance to meet and work with fellow students at UK-based residential schools.

On successfully completing this course, you’ll be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, with the opportunity to attend one of our graduation ceremonies.

Why study engineering at The Open University?

To date, we’ve successfully educated more than two million students worldwide. We’re the world’s leading distance-learning institution; distance learning is what we’ve been doing for more than forty years. Specific reasons for studying engineering with us include the calibre of our teaching, the excellence of the faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (which teaches Engineering), and our links with industry.

Learn how study works and why to study with us.

Career prospects for Open University engineering graduates

On the subject of links with industry, as a student and graduate of The Open University you’ll enjoy first-rate careers advice and industry connections, whether you intend to become a qualified engineer or use your skills and experience to forge a different career path.

It does take some organising and keeping to the schedule, but the feeling at the end when you get your degree – well. I just can’t describe how amazing I felt at my graduation.

Lee Johns, BEng
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