MCAST Advanced Diploma in Applied Science
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Diploma in Applied Science|
4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes from English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design and Technology
|Other Entry Requirements|
|Course Description||This course is designed for students who wish to embark on a scientific and technological career in a range of possible industries and professions such as within petrochemical, life sciences, health, pharmaceutics, environment and general engineering. The programme contains a wide range of science and technology units that reflect aspects of employment within science-based organizations.|
Students will learn to appreciate how the fundamental principles of science relate to the technological operations of the workplace. They will develop the skills to work in a laboratory environment, manufacturing industry, to work with environmental technologies and methodologies, and to apply basic engineering principles within the workplace.
|Study/Course Delivery||During this two-year programme students will follow 18 units of study and will be on an apprenticeship scheme. Students will follow a structured taught programme that will consist of class-based lectures, attending lectures on three days per week and work placement on the remaining two days per week, except for the summer periods where students will solely attend work placement. Students will choose their specialist options in the second year, choosing either Option A for Electrical Engineering, or Option B for Environmental Engineering or Option C for Mechanical Engineering|
|Assessment||All units within this programme are locally assessed through a number of formal assessments. For each unit of study a limited number of assessments (between 2 to 4) will also be carried out by learners to provide evidence of their learning. Learners will be assesed on their knowledge, skills and compenteces they have attained through various modes of assessments which include practical assessments. Furthermore, learners will be assessed by designated mentors whilst on apprenticeship.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Follow and communicate procedures in the scientific workplace.|
2. Use scientific techniques to understand technological processes within an organization.
3. Understand how science-based organizations develop products and deliver services.
4. Understand the requirements of science technicians in an organization.
|Core Study Units|
|Specialist Units||Choice of one of the following 2 specialist streams)|
1. Electrical Engineering:
Energy Changes, Sources and Applications
Electrical Circuits and their Applications
2. Environmental Engineering:
Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
Understanding the Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation
|Supporting Units||Key Skills|
|Progress After Completion|