Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
DescriptionCourse Code: E22 Course Level: Postgraduate Subject Area: Engineering, Technology and Design Course Qualification: Diploma This course is available for study in: Aland Islands, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City State
What you will learn
This postgraduate diploma course offers you an opportunity both to broaden and deepen your un…
Frequently asked questions
What you will learn
This postgraduate diploma course offers you an opportunity both to broaden and deepen your understanding of professional engineering. By combining modules from engineering analysis and technology management, you can shape a qualification to suit your career aspirations. You will also take a project module where your project working takes place within a distributed group.
The postgraduate diploma also provides a route to a masters level engineering qualification if you fall outside the entry requirements for our Master of Engineering (MEng). This qualification can help you progress towards Chartered Engineer registration.
Read more detailed information about the learning outcomes, and how they are acquired through teaching, learning and assessment methods.
Time required and cost
To achieve the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering you must successfully gain 135 credits. The qualification typically takes two - three years to complete based on 12-16 hours of study each week.
The total cost of the qualification depends on the modules studied; for the academic year 2012/13 they ranged from £7,360 to £10,425 (Fees for 2013/14 yet to be confirmed).
NB: As part of module T885 you will be required to attend a UK-based residential school. The cost of travel is not included in the module fee.
NB: Prices shown below are subject to change.
The knowledge and practical experience you gain during your postgraduate studies mean you'll be well placed to take advantage of the many senior engineering and technology employment opportunities available at home and abroad. At the same time, you'll be developing capabilities that are highly prized by employers in a variety of other sectors, where your logical thinking, numeracy skills, and team working abilities will be in demand.
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To study for this postgraduate diploma you must hold a bachelors degree from a UK university or other recognised degree-awarding body, or a qualification at equivalent level.
If you already hold an honours degree that has been accredited by one of the engineering institutions licensed by the Engineering Council , this diploma course will take you one stage further towards fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.
If you do not hold an honours degree but have demonstrated the ability to study at postgraduate level, you may also be accepted onto the programme. Postgraduate study tends to be more demanding than undergraduate study, so we recommend that you take only one module at a time, particularly in your first year.
You will also need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.
Classification of course
On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering entitling you to use the letters PG Dip Eng (Open) after your name.
Once you have completed the postgraduate diploma, you can gain the MSc in Engineering by taking the 60-credit Research project (T802).
For information on Credits, click here.
As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the following regulations:
- Student Regulations
- Module Regulations
- General Qualification Regulations
- Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering.