If you are interested in working in the areas of computer applications, micro-electronics, electrical engineering or control and instrumentation then this may be the course for you.
You will normally complete a 90 Credit diploma in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two which is equivalent to three A-levels.
As part of the course you will acquire knowledge of how to use a range of electronic equipment including digital meters and oscilloscopes as well as using computers and specialist software to design circuit boards.
You will be expected to work on technical problems individually and in groups, use library and reference books, use the internet and CD’s to find information and use catalogues of electronic components.
To be successful on this course you will need to be able to work as part of a team, solve technical problems and have an awareness of health & safety issues.