About the course
This course aims to provide a broad based education in the essential aspects of electrical/electronic engineering and is designed for those wishing to obtain a qualification at Technician Level 3. In the final year of this course learners will be offered the option of studying the subjects Three Phase Supply Systems and Electrical Technology OR Analogue & Digital Electronics. The course begins with an introductory period covering the fundamentals of Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Applicants should normally be over 16 years of age and have achieved either: GCSE passes in four subjects at A, B or C grades, preferably including mathematics and double science or another technologically-based subject, or a BTEC Level 2. Other entry qualifications include: Electrical Installation courses, O levels, RAF courses. (All subject to an interview and accreditation of prior learning particularly for mature learners).
What you'll learn (core modules)
Subjects studied in Year One: Electrical and Electronic Principles; Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers; Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits; Communications for Engineering Technicians; Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace; Mathematics for Engineering Technicians. Subjects studied in Year Two: Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians; Further Principles Electrical and Electronic Principles; Programmable Logic Controllers; Engineering Project (preferably work based); In addition, Principles and Operation of Three-Phase Systems; and Electrical Technology OR Analogue Electronics; and Digital Electronics.
Where will this course take me?
Students may progress on to the HNC/HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a Foundation Degree in Engineering. The Level Three Diploma is a progression route for the following careers: Maintenance Engineer; Technician Engineer; Design/Development Engineer.
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