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Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Open University


Course info


This flexible diploma enables you to combine modules from engineering analysis and technology management to shape a qualification that suits your career aspirations. You’ll broaden and deepen your understanding of professional engineering, and work collaboratively on a project module. The diploma 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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering.

Online/Distance (2.5 years)

Tuition fees

£7,823.00 (7,42,026) overall cost

Fee range is £7,823–£8,660. The total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study. With us, you pay for your modules as you study them, rather than the whole qualification up front. Fees normally increase annually in line with the University’s strategic approach to fees.




Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom


Entry requirement for international students

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. Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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