Level 3 National Extended Diploma Engineering - Advanced Electronics
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Units studied in year 1 include:
- Engineering Principles
- Delivery of Engineering Processes safely as a Team
- Engineering product Design and Manufacture
- Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
- Electronic Devices and Circuits
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuits
Units studied in year 2 include:
- Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
- A Specialist Engineering Project
- Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
- Power and Energy Electronics
- Three Phrase Electrical Systems
- Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
- Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems
- Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
In addition to the above units you will also work towards a Professional/ Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the Engineering sector.
There is also two weeks work experience in year 2 of the programme.
You will be required to complete Essential Skills ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C.
You will attend college a minimum of 16.75 hours per week
Assessment for this programme is carried out on a continuous basis using a combination of written assignments and practical assessments for 15 units. Engineering Principles and Engineering Product Design and Manufacture will require an external exam in year 1. In year 2 Microcontroller Systems for Engineers will be externally examined.
5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and preferably English (at least a D) (or Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy and Numeracy) and one science or technology-based subject
Or a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Merit) plus Level 2 Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy.
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This course aims to provide each student will a better understanding of common electrical practises. Once a student has completed the course, they will not only know how to work with electricity effectively, but, also, have the ability to design, wire and troubleshoot an electrical control panel.
Siemens Level 1
SERC are the only accredited provider in the island of Ireland of the prestigious, internationally recognised Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Programme (SMSCP). On successful completion of the SMSCP Level 1, the student will be recognised as a Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant.
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