FdSc Engineering Electrical Electronics Y1 Level 5
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.
- We consider a variety of qualifications and relevant experience, and each application is assessed on its own merit.
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.
Year 1 Modules
Design and Mechatronics - 20 credits
Analogue and Digital Principles - 20 credits
Programming Concepts - 20 credits
Engineering Mathematics - 20 credits
Mechanical and Electrical Concepts - 20 credits
Develop, Research and Practice - 20 credits
Year 2 Modules
Electrical and Digital Principles - 20 credits
Quality and Project Management - 20 credits
Fundamentals of Embedded Systems - 20 credits
Application Development for Embedded Operating Systems - 20 credits
Robotics/Mechatronic Build - 20 credits
Independent Research Project - 20 credits
"I will really miss my college days and from the beginning the tutor, Al, has been so supportive. From someone who has not completed anything academic in over 20 years, this course was a step in the right direction for me. I have learnt so much from the group of people, different organisations, but mostly from Al who has a wealth of HR knowledge. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Al and she will always go out of her way to support and guide you in the right direction". Kelly Gidley – Temporary Staffing Team Manager, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust