The Open University
Computing and Engineering CertHE
The Open University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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.

University Rankings

Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.

See all 16 university rankings of The Open University

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
undergraduates:
78245
postgraduates:
3325
Total:
81570
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Where is this programme taught

Distance Learning
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