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What courses would you LIKE the OU to offer?

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    Just for fun.

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    - Italian, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese up to Level 3
    - a Level 2 or 3 course in History of Mathematics
    - a Level 2 course in History, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology of Education
    - a language teaching / pedagogy course, similar to TEFL or C/E/LTA
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    I would like more specialized engineering modules.
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    More languages and and a named Linguistics degree.
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    The classics such as Latin and Ancient Greek.

    3d modelling and animating would be nice too.
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    an engineering pathwaythat doesnt require you to be a mehanical engineer - us electronic engineers do exist OU, who else is gonna fix this tech in the future? Not the mech grunts with their hammers and screwdrivers, thats for sure
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    The NHS accredited Biomedical Science degree would probably be popular but it needs a lot of lab time.

    Agree with others that languages need to be beefed up. There are a lot of people in business out there who would probably like to learn the Middle Eastern and East Asian languages, OU style.
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    More politics courses
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    (Original post by bufferz)
    an engineering pathwaythat doesnt require you to be a mehanical engineer - us electronic engineers do exist OU, who else is gonna fix this tech in the future? Not the mech grunts with their hammers and screwdrivers, thats for sure
    :eek: Bufferz, how could you! You, you circuitboard solderer.

    I'd like to see some other engineering bits though. Maybe some aero/astro with some specialised L3's that require some higher level mathsy bits (beyond their fluids module).
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    Underwater basket weaving
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    (Original post by Moggs)
    :eek: Bufferz, how could you! You, you circuitboard solderer.

    I'd like to see some other engineering bits though. Maybe some aero/astro with some specialised L3's that require some higher level mathsy bits (beyond their fluids module).
    :evil:Sorry, couldn't resist! :rofl: - It is ridiculous though that unless you want to be a mech engineer, there is not much point in doing the B.Eng with the OU any more, especially as the courses are accreditated....But I guess its the consequence of them sucking up to the IET :hump:
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    Music Composition specialist course at level 3. (The current one seems more of a history of music course going by the description.)

    Translation and Interpreting (they could offer a course preparing for the DPSI).
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    A Creative Writing module in writing for children.
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    (Original post by JulietheCat)
    The classics such as Latin and Ancient Greek
    They already offer both.
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    (Original post by Hippodamos)
    They already offer both.
    They offer 60 credits in each I think, that doesn't seem like a whole lot of language work.
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    (Original post by bufferz)
    :evil:Sorry, couldn't resist! :rofl: - It is ridiculous though that unless you want to be a mech engineer, there is not much point in doing the B.Eng with the OU any more, especially as the courses are accreditated....But I guess its the consequence of them sucking up to the IET :hump:
    I would have to disagree. I've seen many jobs set a basic "An Engineering discipline" as criteria for a wide variety of Engineering roles, as well as having had a final interview for a energy company. Primarily, it would have been ideal for someone to have had a HNC in renewable energy, or Electrical Engineering as was previously said in my initial interview, however mine was on Manufacturing Engineering - More on the mechanical/quality side, and I still went through the different stages. As well as some engineers within my workplace doing mechanical stuff, when their background is electronic and vice versa. I may be missing something which validates your point though, but just from what I've seen, heard etc. seems like it may not matter. Worrying though if you are right, as I have selected one of those pathways


    On the topic though, I'd like to see more topics on Quality, on 3D/CAD, and probably more things on the electrical side to dwelve into to give me an all round knowledge. Right now, I've seen nothing on here so far
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    There does seem to be a lot flexibility from engineering employers in their requirements when recruiting at graduate level. Many seem to ask for an engineering or physics degree and leave it at that. But I guess if you have a specific career direction in mind and want to learn the basics during study rather than on the job, then more specialist BEng pathways could be useful.
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    Some Biophysics courses would be nice.
    Failing that, a course in Statistical Mechanics, and one in Thermodynamics. (At undergraduate level.)
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    I would like to see a module devoted to the Great War (WW1) - unless there is already and I'm stupid!

    The Great War is very much in vogue with the centenary in 2014 and all the drama and film about it. Birmingham University have an excellent war studies department and it would be nice for the OU to join forces with Birmingham to offer the course.

    I've been interested in the Great War for over thirty years, so I guess it would be a dream come true for me!

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    Definitely Chinese up to L3.

    More residentials for science students!!
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    A maths and philosophy degree. Logic courses. The option to replace level one modules with harder ones to boost the credibility (like you used to be able to).

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