Computing and Engineering
The Open University
Key Course Facts
This course develops your skills in and understanding of computing and engineering. These are two areas that underpin most aspects of the way we live. Gain a foundation in the basic principles of hardware-based, software-based, or systems-based technologies. Computing skills with basic knowledge of engineering can lead to an array of career opportunities. Apply your knowledge and skills in a broad range of industries and organisations. It also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development in the field.
Key features of the course
An ideal starting point for a career in information technology, computing, communication technology or engineering.
Introduces the fast-changing world of computing and engineering, and develops your mathematics skills.
Sample tasters in computing and engineering.
Builds a solid foundation for further study.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computing and Engineering, CertHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.
About The Open University
The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.
Student composition of The Open University
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Cloud Computing HND||University of Wales||-||15%||10%||£9000||£13500||130||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|CertHE Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Computing) (STEM) CertHE||University of Wales||-||40%||30%||£9000||£13500||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Computing HND||Weymouth College||-||10%||55%||£5750||£5750||-||Weymouth||On campus Full-time|
|Computing and Systems Development HNC||Farnborough College of Technology||-||30%||0%||£5000||£7500||-||Farnborough||On campus Full-time|
|Computing HND||Grŵp NPTC Group||83%||-||20%||£7500||-||131||Neath||On campus Full-time|
|Computing Forensics & Security HND||West Herts College||-||10%||5%||£6165||-||70||Watford||On campus Full-time|
|Computing HNC||Shrewsbury Colleges Group||-||10%||15%||£6750||-||-||Shrewsbury||On campus Full-time|
|Computing (Security) HND||Heart of Worcestershire College||93%||-||25%||£8000||-||-||Redditch||On campus Full-time|
|Computing and Systems Development HND||East Sussex College||-||-||20%||£5950||£7500||-||Eastbourne||On campus Full-time|
|Computing (App Development) HND||Heart of Worcestershire College||93%||-||25%||£8000||-||-||Redditch||On campus Full-time|