MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Communications)

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Communications)

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Communications)
Course Code EE4-A4-14
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)


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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 Communications is one of the fastest moving engineering fields that require skilled technicians

and constant updating. The course is intended for candidates who wish to embark on a career

in electrical and electronic engineering with a particular focus on communications technology.

The course covers various sectors including Electronics, Programming, Microcontrollers, Networks, Communication Technologies and Telecommunication Principles. Besides the theoretical sessions,

students will be regularly engaged in practical sessions where they experience handson

the latest communications technologies available.

Successful students can expect entry level positions in organisations that offer communication services or have advanced communications and networking infrastructures.

Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required for technical level to the Electrical Engineering in particular Communications Technology. 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 work in engineering

2. Understand technologies currently in use in the communications sector

3. Work on installation and maintenance of communications equipment and systems

4. Develop and debug software routines for mobile and embedded devices.

Core Study Units
  • Mathematics 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Electrical Technology 1
  • Electrical Technology 2
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Programming Concepts
  • Microcontrollers
  • Core Network Techniques and Access Network Techniques Applications
  • Operating Systems and Fundamentals of Operation Systems
  • Telecommunications Principles
  • Communication Technologies
  • Communications in Technical English
  • Building Electronic Circuits
  • Project
  • Key Skills 1
  • Key Skills 2
  • Key Skills 3
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
  • Electronics Technician (specialising in communications)