You will be introduced to three topics as tasters for your future studies and career: robotics, networking, and operating systems. Studying these topics will enable you to develop essential skills for future employment in the computing and IT industry and better understand the different routes through our curriculum. By studying this OU level 1 module you can begin to explore where your future career ambitions or interests might lie.
You’ll study both OU materials and third-party materials that support your learning in the three key topics. The module is practical and activity-based, and the study material is delivered online. You’ll therefore be working at your computer for significant periods of time.
You will learn
This module will enable you to:
- increase your knowledge of robotics, computer networks and operating systems
- develop a variety of skills appropriate to a career in the computing and IT industry
- demonstrate your understanding of technical subjects and your technical skills through the development of a portfolio.
This module has particular vocational relevance to those wishing to develop a career in the IT industry. It provides many opportunities to demonstrate relevant technical knowledge and practical IT skills.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Networking essentials
- Robotics and AI
- Operating systems
Check out the full curriculumVisit official programme website
- 8 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesTechnology Management General Engineering & Technology Computer Sciences View 22 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
Explore more key informationVisit official programme website
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
This is an OU level 1 module providing you with the core subject knowledge and study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning and to help you progress to modules at OU level 2.
- Technologies in practice (TM129) builds on the skills developed in key introductory modules, particularly Introduction to computing and information technology 1 (TM111). Therefore, if you intend to study both TM111 and TM129, you should study TM111 first.
- You'll need to be able to carry out all the following activities on your computer: writing with a word-processor; saving and locating files; installing software; following basic instructions that enable you to explore your computer and undertake basic computing tasks; and accessing a website. You should also be able to read and understand written English and write clearly in English.
Make sure you meet all requirementsVisit official programme website
International1548 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1548 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
EU/EEA1548 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1548 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Double-check all feesVisit official programme website
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.