MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Communications)
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|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.
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