Petroc

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Electronics

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Course summary

Our HNC in Electronics gives you the theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to begin your journey in the electronics industry. Covering everything from analytical methods and electronic principles to advanced CAD techniques and engineering software it is an ideal base from which to map out a career. The course begins with analytical methods and the mathematical strategies and processes involved in solving a wide range of engineering problems. It continues with an exploration of electrical and electronic principles and electronics in more depth. Moving onto design, you will learn advanced CAD techniques, 2D and 3D modelling skills, and computer simulation in support of engineering tasks. In a software module, you will learn to solve real engineering problems and present solutions. Finally, your knowledge of electronic engineering will be tested in an individual engineering project. It represents a significant amount of work, in which you must be proactive in managing your own learning and identifying the resources to complete the task. The aims of the project are to ensure that you understand engineering disciplines and show how you integrate engineering topics into a range of project tasks.

Modules

Analytical Methods: This module focuses upon the mathematical strategies and processes involved in solving a wide range of engineering problems, to enable you to:

  • Develop an appreciation of the need for accurate analysis of engineering problems
  • Improve your confidence and competence in the use of numerical and analytical techniques
  • Be motivated to use mathematics software packages for engineering solutions
Electrical and Electronic Principles: This module provides an introduction to electrical and electronic theory, to enable you to:
  • Develop a good fundamental understanding of electrical and electronic principles
  • Gain an understanding of simple and complex waveforms
  • Analyse complex quantities and design methods
Electronics: This module provides an introduction to electronic theory, to enable you to:
  • Develop a good fundamental understanding of analogue and digital electronic principles
  • Build on your knowledge by carrying out analysis of electronic circuits and devices
  • Mathematically model electronic circuits and investigate their performance
Part-time learners will cover the following units in year two: Advanced CAD Techniques: This module develops both 2D and 3D modelling skills, and the use of computer simulation in support of engineering tasks, to enable you to:
  • Evaluate the differences between 2D drawing, wire-frame, surface and solid modelling techniques, and their relationship to the manufacturing process
  • Develop the skills necessary to produce models in the development of a design brief
  • Develop the skills necessary to produce visualisations
  • Investigate the use of simulation software
Introduction to Engineering Software: This module allows you to use engineering software skills to solve real engineering problems, to enable you to:
  • Develop the skills necessary to create software solutions
  • Develop the skills necessary to present information in engineering formats
  • Evaluate the results of engineering software activities
Engineering Project IV: This module is an individual investigation of a routine problem in any of the engineering disciplines encountered in the programme. It represents a significant amount of work, in which you must be proactive in the managing of your own learning and finding the resources needed to find a solution to the task, which will normally relate to your place of work. The key aims of the engineering project are to ensure that you’ve developed the following:

Assessment method

This courses tracks your progress using a mix of assignments, coursework, project work, and formal examinations at the end of each module.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Electronics at Petroc - UCAS