MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electrical Systems

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electrical Systems

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electrical Systems
Course Code EE4-A2-14
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

or

MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations

or

MCAST Diploma in IT

or

MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

or

MCAST Diploma in Building Services Installations (Plumbing or Plumbing and Electrical)

or

MCAST Diploma in Welding and Fabrication

or

MCAST Diploma in Automotive Repair (Body and Paint)

or

MCAST Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair

or

MCAST Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

or

4 SEC/O-level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: Physics, Mathematics

Preferred: English, Computer Studies, Design and Technology, BTEC L2 Extended Certificate in Engineering

Other Entry Requirements A medical certificate for colour blindness is a necessary requirement to attend the course.
Course Description The MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electrical Systems enables participants to acquire competence in more advanced areas of electrical installations and maintenance. The course has been carefully designed and structured to integrate practical skills with the related technology. This will enhance the candidates’ knowledge and skills to a higher stage into the electrical installation industry. The course will provide an understanding of the local regulations and health and safety requirements governing electrical installation processes. Students will also gain knowledge of the organisation and structure of the industry within which these activities are carried out. Successful students will gain knowledge and experience in a domestic and in an industrial electrical installation environment.
Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required for technical level to the Electrical Engineering in particular installations. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.
Assessment Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Students will be assessed by a mixture of home based and time constrained assignments, practicals and projects. The learning process is completed by providing learners with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Work safely, communicate effectively and take responsibility of own and others’ work in engineering

2. Understand domestic and industrial electrical principles to apply them in real electrical installation situations

3. Design, perform and test domestic and electrical installations and machinery according to regulations and requirements

4. Troubleshoot, repair and modify existing domestic and industrial electrical installations, motors and switchgear.

Core Study Units
  • Mathematics 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Electrical Technology 1
  • Electrical Technology 2
  • Electronics 1
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Basic Wiring and Cable Systems
  • Consumer Switch Gear, Earthing and Protection
  • Power Factor Correction and Three Phase Theory
  • Three Phase Motors and Drives
  • Cable Selection
  • Distribution Systems
  • Regulations and Specialist Installations
  • Transformation and Rectification
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Testing and Inspection
  • Communications in Technical English
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronic Communications
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Power Generation and Renewables
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics Engineering
Career Opportunities
  • Electrician