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Level 3 Extended Diploma Engineering – Advanced Electronics

This 2-year course is the equivalent to 3 A levels. The course combines theoretical and practical electrical/ electronic engineering units

Bangor, Lisburn
34 Weeks
Level 3
Full-Time Study

Campus: Bangor, Lisburn

Course Code: 70829

Duration: 34 Weeks

Level: 3

Type: Full-Time

Course Overview
This 2-year course is the equivalent to 3 A levels. The course combines theoretical and practical electrical/ electronic engineering units
Available Sessions
Title Campus Type Start Spaces Fee
Level 3 National Extended Diploma Engineering - Advanced Electronics
70829 / BRF1A





Level 3 National Extended Diploma Engineering - Advanced Electronics
70829 / LNF1A





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Course Modules

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 Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture

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       
  • Computer Programming        
  • Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuits        
  • Digital and Analogue Electronic 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.

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 17.5 hours per week

Assessment for this programme is carried out on a continuous basis using a combination of written assignments and practical assessments for 12 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.

Ideal If:
 You would like a career within the Electronic Engineering sector for examples Robotics systems
You'll Learn:
 About Product Design and Manufacture, PLC’s and Electronic Devices and Circuits
You'll Love:
 That this course can help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing your skills and knowledge employers are looking for.    
You'll Progress:
 Onto employment or further study on one of our HE Engineering programmes
You'll Need:
 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English and one science-based subject. Or a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
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