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Engineering, Electronics and Automation Diploma

If the world of robotics and electronics fascinates you, then this is the perfect course for you. You’ll be using industry-standard technology as you work on exciting practical projects, studying a range of electronic and mechanical subjects. From PLC programming through to CAD design, it’s the perfect start to a career in electronics, automation, and robotics. Designed and co-created with industry to allow you to develop the essential skills required for progression to university and or employment. The electronics and automation pathway allows you to gain access to the latest technologies such as Programmable Logical Controls, automation systems and electronic circuit design. You will undertake practical assessments so you can learn how to apply your skills and knowledge in real industry scenarios. Upon completion of this two year course you can progress onto the FdSc/HNC Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering at University Centre South Devon or consider employment within the sector.

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"I chose to study an engineering focused degree because there is so much to learn. The tutors are great and have so much industry knowledge which they share with you. The staff are really helpful if you need guidance. My apprenticeship is with Spirent Communications and I won 'Apprentice of the Year' in 2015 at the Apprenticeship Awards, which I'm really proud of."Sophie Westerman

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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