Open University in Ireland


Course Name Engineering
Course Provider Open University in Ireland
Course Code W93
Course Type Open University
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Diploma of Higher Education at UK Level 5  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Open University None
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Attendance Options Part time, Flexible, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start dates
Oct 2022 - Registration closes 08/09/2022
Apr 2023 - Registration closes 09/03/2023
Qualification Letters DipHE
Duration How long it takes
Part time – 4 years
Time limit – 12 years

Study method: Distance learning.

How much time do I need?
Most of our students study part time, completing 60 credits a year.
This will usually mean studying for 16–18 hours a week.
Course Fee

Expand+How much will it cost in the Republic of Ireland?
We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spre...

Entry Requirements

Expand+There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their po...

Course Content

Expand+This page describes the course under normal circumstances. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we may replace residential schools with directed practical work and activities that you’ll carry out at home and online.

This diploma is part of our general ...

Subjects Taught This diploma of higher education has two stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll start Stage 1 with four 30-credit modules (one includes a one-week residential school).

Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study three 30-credit core engineering modules (one includes a one-week residential school) and a 30-credit specialist module.

See 'Course Web Page' link below for more information on modules.
Learning Outcomes

Expand+Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

Knowledge and understanding.
Cognitive skills.
Practical and professional skills.
Key skills.

The level and depth of your learning grad...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills for career development
You’ll develop your knowledge, competence and skills, including: applying general engineering knowledge to solve problems creatively; collaborative working and communication; project management; turning concepts into ...

Number of Credits 240


Credits measure the student workload required for the successful completion of a module or qualification.

One credit represents about 10 hours of study over the duration of the course.

You are awarded credits after you have successfully completed a module.

For example, if you study a 60-credit module and successfully pass it, you will be awarded 60 credits.
Further Enquiries Our advisers are available to take your call Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00, excluding public holidays.

+353 1 678 5399
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