What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
The full and part time programmes will assist those looking to develop a career as an electrical or electronic design/test engineer. During the course you will enhance your problem solving skills by studying topics such as Programmable Logic Controllers and Electrical Power systems. You will also develop the skills needed to realise your designs in topics such as computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. You will be using industry standard technologies such as Solidworks, Sinumerik and Multisim.
Based in the state of the art Technology Centre, the Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualification will give you an opportunity to progress to our Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Higher National Diploma (HND) with a further year of study. You should either be employed by or intend to pursue a career in a relevant industry. You will study a number of core Units alongside your specialist Units. This study will develop your understanding of a wide range of engineering techniques and provide you with the analytical tools and concepts necessary to understand the technical and managerial issues you are likely to face in an engineering career. You will apply theories and techniques to real world examples.
The topics for the two year part time course (the full time course covers all these topics in one year) are:
Unit number 1. (Level 4) Analytical Methods for Engineers - core unit
Unit number 2. (Level 4) Engineering Science - core unit
Unit number 3. (Level 5) Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation - core unit
Unit number 5. (Level 5) Electrical and Electronic Principles - optional unit
Unit number 8. (Level 5) Engineering Design - core unit
Unit number 20 (Level 5) Quality and Business Improvement - core unit
Unit number 22 (Level 4) Programmable Logic Controllers - optional unit
Unit number 63 (Level 4) Electrical Power - optional unit
Unit number 69 (Level 4) Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques - core unit
Unit number 113 (Level 4) Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers - optional unit
This programme is awarded by BTEC.