Technology and robotics are set to drastically alter the national job market over the next few decades, as automated systems become more advanced and take on a greater role across all sectors and industries. This will mean that the growing robotics industry will require a new wave of skilled technicians who can manage these increasingly sophisticated systems.
Embedded intelligence is even beginning to extend beyond industrial and military application; products ranging from cars to domestic appliances are reliant on intelligent systems. In the future, robots will be a part of everyday life, in healthcare, education and even entertainment, meaning there will be more opportunities than ever before for skilled graduates.
The course incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC) as part of the first year of study, and is available as a full-time or part-time programme of study. There are flexible delivery options to ensure minimal impact on your existing responsibilities, including employment.
You will be taught through a variety of teaching methods, with lots of practical activity to develop skills needed for industry. You will attend seminars, tutorials and laboratory sessions, using our industry-standard equipment, Our electronics laboratories feature industry-standard circuit development and simulation software. NI Elvis prototyping systems, a fully equipped Schneider-sponsored industrial control suite and embedded controllers. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of 6 modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. The balance of assessment by examination/test, coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 - 70% coursework 30% exams/test Year 2 - 100% coursework Timetables are normally available one month before the commencement of your studies. As a guide, In 2018/19 the first year of this programme was timetabled on: Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
Ucas Code: 68C5
Award: FdSc / HNC awarded by University of Plymouth
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Students who successfully complete the FdSc Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering may progress to stage 2 (Level 5) of the BSc (Hons) Robotics at the University of Plymouth. Students who successfully complete the HNC Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering may progress to stage 2 (Level 5) of the BSc (Hons) Robotics at the University of Plymouth. They may also progress to stage 2 (Level 5) of the FdSc Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering at University Centre South Devon.
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