MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electronic Engineering
2 years full-time
BTEC Registration Fees
MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or MCAST-BTEC National Diploma in Communications Technology or MCAST Diploma in Industrial Electronics – Level 4 or MCAST Diploma in Computer Engineering – Level 4 or MCAST Diploma in
The programme prepares students for technical and management careers in the Electronics/Mechatronics sector. It aims to develop a range of skills and personal qualities essential for successful performance in the electronics field with careers which may range from electronics systems development to design applications and maintenance.
The programme is strongly vocational and aims to produce qualified engineering technicians who are able to play a major role in meeting the needs of a wide range of industries especially those which make use of new technology. Developments in technology create a high demand for engineering technicians in a wide range of organisations.
The assessment of MCAST-BTEC Higher National qualifications is criterion-referenced. Learners will be required to produce valid, sufficient and reliable evidence that relates directly to the specified criteria in each study unit. Learners will receive constructive feedback for the work they undertake as well as guidance which is aimed at helping them improve their performance on the course. Assignments are presented to students in the form of a time constrained assignment or home assignment or a mix of both.
Programme Learning Outcomes
1. Manage teams working on installaton and maintenance of equipment and systems 2. Apply mathematical, scientific and programming methods to find appropriate solutions to engineering problems 3. Install, test and maintain electronic and control systems to required specifications 4. Apply digital and power electronic principles to find solutions to practical engineering problems.
Core Study Units
Analytical Methods for Engineers Engineering Science Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Electrical and Electronics Principles
Specialist Study Units
Microprocessor Systems Combinational and Sequential Logic Computer Programming Techniques Electronic Principles Business Management Techniques foe Engineers Further Analytical Methods for Engineers Engineering Design Advanced Mathematics for Engineering Programmable Logic Controllers Application of Power Electronics Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits Plant and Process Control
Progress After Completion
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronics and Control Engineering (Level 6) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronics Engineering (Level 6) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Electronic Communications (Level 6) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Power G
Assistant electronics engineer Head of technicians Lead technician Technical supervisor Assistant research engineer