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#36349 12/01/09 11:57 AM
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Just wanting to know who out there is, or has done, study with the OU?

I did the T191 last year and I'm now doing the T207:Engineering mechanics, materials and design.

any pointer always appreciated!


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How did you get on with the T191?

I attend college at the moment doing an ONC in Eletronics / Engineering and will look to do a OU at some point

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Why? That is, why not BSc or BE in biomed? frown

Or the Foundation Degree at Eastwood Park?


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I would say that if you are starting out and dont have any idea where you are going in life and think that Engineering may suit you the T191 will make your mind up for you.
If like me you have done your HNC and been in the working enviroment for the past 20years its teaching your grandma how to suck eggs!

Why not the the Foundation Degree? because its only equivalent to an HNC-which i already have! The Eng points can be used for BSc too.

I would say to anyone thinking of this route, get your credit transfer in as soon as you can (ie apply for credit transfer straigh after your HNC/D as the full points only last 10 years)once you have your credit transfer they do not expire!

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Not much hope for me, then (HNC in 1979)? frown

When I asked "why", that was in response to our young friend at Hereford, who (hopefully) does have an idea where he is heading!


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I started out in the O.U. in 1989, finishing in early 2000. Originally, I was after a minimum of a 2.1 B.Sc Hons that followed the I.E.E. recommendations, as I was working in the Defence Electronics industry when I started the O.U. I didn't let redundancy from that, nor starting out in the EBME deflect me from my original intentions. I did....
T283 - Introductory Electronics (1)
M101 - Mathematics Foundation [1]
TM222 - The Digital Computer [4]
T292 - Instrumentation (2)
MST204 - Mathematical Models & Methods (1)
TM361 - Graphs, Networks & Design (1)
T393 - Electronic Materials & Devices (3)
T322 - Digital Telecommunications (1)
T323 - Logic Design (1)
I also got a creditsworth (=60 CATS points) of Advanced Standing which contributed to the QUANTITY of course credits, but not the quality.
The numbers in round brackets were the grades that I got which counted towards the First Class Honours I finished up with - square brackets didn't count, as they were replaced by better results. For O.U. completists, my Honours rating looked like... 1113-1112.


ALL of the above courses have since been withdrawn without replacement EXCEPT MST204, which is now MST207 (same content, but with a computing element) and TM222, which was replaced with T223, and that may have gone as well.
I did start, but withdrew from, T396 (Artificial Intelligence) and T402 (Technology Project) simply cos I ran out of steam.
I DON'T think that you can currently do an EBME type degree with the O.U. - you used to be able to, according to the Engineering Council crib sheet of the time (late '80s and early '90s).

Any questions?

Naitch

P.S. Mr Hannis - I was offered an fully upgraded, functional & serviced M400 Mellotron + 12 months warranty from Streetly just before Xmas, but they wanted £3,500 + V.A.T + Carriage. I politely declined!

Last edited by Naitch; 12/01/09 2:48 PM. Reason: Forgot the Advanced Standing!

Remember I was asking (asking? Pleading, more like!) for an M400 Mellotron? Well.....

I'VE NOW GOT ONE!
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Any questions? Yeah, here's one ... seeing as how you're such a genius guy, with all those courses under your belt (and achieving such impressive results), surely you must now command a handsome salary ... sufficient, I would have thought, not to have hesitated about snapping up that Mellotron! smile


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Yes I know where im going (And it isn’t staying in the public sector)!

I was merely asking him to join in with the convo. Im doing quite fine with my qualifications smile

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Originally Posted By: Scott Barlow
I would say that if you are starting out and dont have any idea where you are going in life and think that Engineering may suit you the T191 will make your mind up for you.
If like me you have done your HNC and been in the working enviroment for the past 20years its teaching your grandma how to suck eggs!

Why not the the Foundation Degree? because its only equivalent to an HNC-which i already have! The Eng points can be used for BSc too.

I would say to anyone thinking of this route, get your credit transfer in as soon as you can (ie apply for credit transfer straigh after your HNC/D as the full points only last 10 years)once you have your credit transfer they do not expire!


Ive been working with the NHS for 8 years. I have other qualifications too though. Im doing my ONC then well that cannot be discussed here hehe. I was only asking how you got on as it is always intersting to hear people's tales of studying

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Ah ah! The grass is always greener on the Dark Side! Or so 'tis often thought.

If I were you, young fella, I think I would stick with the security afforded by your current employment. For the foreseeable future, at least. That is, until your grandchildren have paid off the horrendous levels of debt that our brilliant financial geniuses have saddled us all with ... to the end of my lifetime and beyond!

My sincere advice to any smart young bloke like you is dead simple ... emigrate whilst you still can! frown


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