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Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This flexible Engineering programme from The Open University UK enables you to combine modules from engineering analysis and technology management to shape a qualification that suits your career aspirations.


You will broaden and deepen your understanding of professional engineering, and work collaboratively on a project module. Engineering programme from The Open University UK also provides a route to a masters level engineering qualification, and can help you progress towards Chartered Engineer registration.

Key features of the course
  • Develops advanced engineering, project management, communication and teamwork skills
  • Includes a residential school where you’ll work on a group project with other students
  • The opportunity to top up to the MSc in Engineering in just one more year.

Career relevance

This qualification will help you to develop your engineering skills, as well as a range of transferable skills, such as: the ability to use specialist knowledge to solve problems creatively; effective communication skills; project management skills; the ability to turn concepts into reality; a professional approach to your work.

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.

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.

Combining an accredited honours degree with study of our Postgraduate Diploma plus our MSc in Engineering will fulfil the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status. We have accreditations with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). We are waiting for confirmation of accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 

Programme Structure

Optional Modules:

  • Advanced routing – CCNP 
  • Capacities for managing development
  • Conflict and development
  • Development: context and practice
  • Environmental monitoring and protection
  • Finite element analysis: basic principles and applications
  • Institutional development
  • Making environmental decisions
  • Managing for sustainability  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Minimum - 2.5 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

You should normally hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject with a high mathematics content. If you don’t have an honours degree, you may still be able to study this qualification by demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3168 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7925 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3168 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7925 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
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