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Foundation Degree in Electronic and Control Engineering with Data Communications

Birmingham Metropolitan College

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Course Level: Level 4 and 5 Entry Requirements: Applicants should be in relevant employment and have one of the following as a minimum: ?A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an engineering discipline ?An ??-A?? level in mathematics, or science or technology, ( grade C or above ), with supporting GCSEs at grade C or above. ?Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education in an engineering discipline Alternative qualifications, and applicants not meeting the academic entry requirements but with appropriate experience will also be considered. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who do not have standard University application qualifications. Course Description: It is aimed primarily at potential students already in relevant employment and allows students to work, earn and learn through a vocational route. The programme aims to provide technicians, engineers and those aspiring to this status, with the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, to enhance their performance and career opportunities in disciplines related to Electronic and Control Engineering. In addition it aims to provide a progression route on to an Honours Degree programme. Students will gain skills and abilities necessary for independent enquiry and learning, problem solving, and interpersonal communication and teamwork. Course Content: There are seven modules in the first year and four in the second year. Year 1: ?Mathematics for Engineers ?Science for Engineers ?Business Systems for Engineers ?Electrical and Electronic Principles ?Analogue Electronics ?Design Principles Tools and Techniques ?Project Total 120 credit points Year 2: ?Work-Based Project ?Instrumentation and Control and Mechatronics ?Digital Electronics and ECAD ?Quality and Environment Systems and Procedures Total 120 credit points The core subjects of Mathematics, Engineering Science, and Business Systems provide necessary underpinning knowledge for advanced technicians and junior engineers, and support the study of the more specialist modules. The specialist modules cover electrical and electronic principles, analogue and digital electronics and design techniques, and the use of ECAD software to design and evaluate circuits. Other specialist modules cover principles of instrumentation and control systems, mechatronic systems including sensors, actuators, and control, involving electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. The Project modules give the learner the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to undertake a personal engineering project of commercial significance and benefit to their employer. Progression: Successful graduates will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Electronic and Control Engineering from Aston University, and will be eligible to proceed to the ??OEfinal year?? stage of a relevant Engineering Honours Degree programme at Aston University on a part-time, work-based distance learning basis. Board: Aston University Course Length: Starts 15-Sep-09 until 12-Sep-11, 9 hours per week, Tuesdays at 09:00. Course Available at: Sutton Campus

Course Level: Level 4 and 5 Entry Requirements: Applicants should be in relevant employment and have one of the following as a minimum: ?A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an engineering discipline ?An ??-A?? level in mathematics, or science or technology, ( grade C or above ), with supporting GCSEs at grade C or above. ?Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education in an engineering...

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