Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Design and Innovation (Q61)

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Course summary

This general design degree focuses on developing creative thinking and practical work to address many problems, not just those in the creative industries. The design modules feature online design studios, social networking and inspiring study materials alongside a significant practical component. As well as design, you’ll study modules in complementary subjects, gaining skills and knowledge in an area that fits your needs and interests. Key features of the course

  • Build a portfolio of design work to show your ideas and skills.
  • Learn about several different design specialisms.
  • Focus on the process and application of design and innovation in real-world contexts.
  • BSc recognised by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits: In Stage 1, you’ll study one 60-credit design module and 60 credits of option modules in a complementary subject from your chosen designation – BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BSc (Bachelor of Science). In Stage 2, you’ll study one 60-credit design module and 60 credits of option modules from your chosen designation. In Stage 3, you’ll study one 60-credit design module and 60 credits of option modules from your chosen designation. We’ve created themes to guide you and help you choose your 180 credits of option modules.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering Council
  • Engineering Designers, Institution of

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Design and Innovation (Q61) at Open University - UCAS