MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Computer Engineering)

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Computer Engineering)

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Computer Engineering)
Course CodeEE4-A5-14
MQF LevelLevel 4
Duration2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding BodyMCAST
Fees
Entry RequirementsMCAST 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
Course DescriptionThis diploma programme provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and skills to analyse digital electronic circuits and develop and apply advanced software solutions to microprocessor based systems including the PC.  Students will be able to analyse, compare and contrast the interaction of embedded systems with the PC. Successful students will be able to build, test, troubleshoot and repair computer-based systems and networks, perform electronic repairs on computers and office equipment, install software and operating systems and set up network systems.
Study/Course DeliveryThis programme of study addresses the competences required for technical level to the Electrical Engineering in particular Computer Engineering. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.
AssessmentAssessment 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 Outcomes1. Construct and test analogue and digital electronic circuits to

required specifications

2. Develop and debug software routines for specific engineering

applications

3. Programme and test microcontroller circuits for embedded system

applications

4. Install and maintain operating systems and computer networks.

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
  • Operating Systems and Fundamentals of Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Internet Technology and Web Design
  • Computer Hardware
  • Networking Basics (Cisco CCNA1)
  • Routers and Routing Basics (Cisco CCNA2)
  • Communication in Technical English
  • Key Skills 1
  • Key Skillls 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 computer engineering)

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