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Level 3 National Diploma Engineering - Advanced Electronics

This two-year, full-time course equivalent to 2 A levels meets entry requirements for learners wanting to progress to employment in electrical and electronic engineering,
Bangor, Lisburn
Level 3

Course Overview

This two-year, full-time course equivalent to 2 A levels meets entry requirements for learners wanting to progress to employment in electrical and electronic engineering, such as a power engineering technician. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of units, for example in electronic devices and circuits, programmable logic controllers, printed circuit board design and manufacture, microcontrollers and/or calculus. Progression could be either directly to employment in Level 3 job roles, higher apprenticeship programmes or via higher education courses in engineering.



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Level 3 National Diploma Engineering - Advanced Electronics (Year 1)





Level 3 National Diploma Engineering - Advanced Electronics (Year 1)





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Course Modules

Modules 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 in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Math's or ICT.

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 nine units. Engineering Principles and Engineering Product Design and Manufacture will require an external exam in year 1.

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 knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. 

You'll Progress:

Onto employment or further study on one of our HE Engineering programmes

You'll Need:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably with Maths, English and one science or technology 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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