Structural integrity is the study of the safe design and assessment of components and structures under load, and has become increasingly important in engineering design. It integrates aspects of stress analysis, materials behaviour and the mechanics of failure into the engineering design process.
This is an OU level 3 engineering module, which integrates aspects of design, materials selection and mechanical engineering under the banner of ‘structural integrity’. It will be of particular relevance to you if you are studying towards a BEng (Hons) or MEng qualification, or pursuing a BSc and will benefit from exposure to and an understanding of the application of stress analysis principles and the causes underlying materials failures.
The Structural Integrity- Designing Against Failure module at The Open University UK is also a valuable updating module for professional engineers as part of your continuing professional development. Structural integrity therefore covers a wide range of skills underpinning the design of products, components and structures that must operate safely and reliably.
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You should have previously studied engineering-related modules at OU level 1 and 2. You will also need mathematical skills for engineers or scientists. In particular you should be able to:
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