Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronic Technology

Course overview

Our Electrical/Electronic Engineering courses provide you with a vocational programme of study that you can take straight into the workplace.You will develop your analytical thinking and learn important skills that will prepare you for a range of technical and management careers. You will work through a range of modules including: Engineering Science, Programmable Logic Controllers, Electrical/ Electronic Principles and Combination & Sequential Logic providing you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to succeed in this sector. Our excellent links with employers in Worcestershire and the surrounding areas give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and advice from people already working in the industry. Our natural progression routes between different programmes and courses make it easier for you to improve your qualifications and enhance your learning experience, and our part time study options make it easier to fit your education around work and family commitments.

Our Foundation Degree is a part-time day release course delivered over two years in conjunction with full-time employment. You will need the support of your employer to assist you with this course.

Entry requirements

To apply for the course, you will need a relevant Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, AVCE full award or Advanced GNVQ in Engineering. Alternatively, you will have A Levels in maths and an appropriate science subject. We will happily consider mature students with industry experience or evidence of alternative qualifications that are equivalent to those stated above. If you already have a recognised, relevant level 4 qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto the second year of study, providing you are able to pass a level 3 math’s test and have a level 2 qualification in English. It is essential that you have the backing of an industrial company, as majority of the work and assignments on the course are related to industry and you will need industrial support for evidence for assignments and a valid, structured industrial project for the second year of the course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of group assignments, individual projects and internally set examinations. Your work will be assessed by the College and externally validated by Coventry University.

What can I do next

After completing your Foundation Degree, you may want to progress onto the final year of the BSc Engineering, which can be studied on an evening basis, or a BEng Electrical/Electronic Degree, which can be studied on a part-time day basis at Coventry University. As a Controls System Engineer, you will be responsible for designing control systems and preparing control strategies, in fields ranging from transportation and wiring systems to power generation and transmission.

Course Modules

Technology Fundamentals Electrical - Core Module
A preparation module, that is taught across all of our foundation degree programmes, to develop the principles of electrical technology.

Mathematics for Technology - Core Module
A mathematics module, taught across all foundation degree programmes, providing contextualised analysis of mathematics in engineering situations.

Design Techniques Mechanical - Core Module
A design based module, taught across all foundation degree programmes, introducing the student to a number of design features within a technological and manufacturing process.

Control Technology Electrical - Core Module
This module provides an understanding of control system design principles.

Personal Development - Core Module
This module helps students become effective self-managers.

Work based Project - Core Module
A project to develop skills of independent enquiry demonstrating project
management skills relevant to the students own employment and ambitions.

Thermo-Mechanical Principles – Mandatory Module
for Mechanical Technology Pathway
This module will develop the principles of mechanics and thermodynamics.

Electrical and Electronic Principles – Mandatory
Module for Electrical Technology Pathway
This module gives students the analytical skills to predict circuit behaviour and electrical machine performance.

Electrical and Electronic Principles – Mandatory Module
for Manufacturing Technology Pathway
This modules develops ideas that are central to the design and
development of mechanical principles in relation to manufacturing.

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Start Date
September 2017

Qualifications / Level
Level 5

Study Type
Part Time

Cathedral Building Worcester

HE Fee Information
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