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ICT in Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Online & Campus Combined Part time 16 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course allows you to integrate theoretical aspects of ICT with your own professional practice in education, as well as enabling you to assess your own achievement of the learning outcomes. In discussion with your tutor, you will identify a potential e-learning development portfolio that will be suitable for your professional practice... [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Somerset in United Kingdom. ICT in Education - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course allows you to integrate theoretical aspects of ICT with your own professional practice in education, as well as enabling you to assess your own achievement of the learning outcomes. In discussion with your tutor, you will identify a potential e-learning development portfolio that will be suitable for your professional practice. Your portfolio needs to be significant in scale and scope. Routine development, such as that involved in normal course learning material development (normal power point presentations, traditional written handouts, etc.), is NOT what is envisaged. Some examples of the type of projects previous students have undertaken are given in the Further Course Information section below. This is a challenging course that involves both individual tutorial appointments for consultation and group teaching. You will use the WebCT discussion forum facility and actively participate in online discussions in order to get the most from tutorials and group work. You must complete required preliminary reading and tasks before attending any of the sessions (face-to-face or online discussion forums). For individual or group tutorials, you must bring your work and prepare questions to be addressed / clarified. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. After an initial informal exploration, and an initial literature search (intensive use of electronic based resources available at the University of Bolton library and on the internet, is expected), you will formulate clear and specific project aims and objectives. You will agree these with your supervising tutor. The initial literature search including web based research is important. There must be up-to-date, published literature that is relevant to your proposed project. A key part of the assignment involves demonstrating that what you have done is informed. The results of the literature search are submitted with a written piece early on (see below). Having finalised and agreed your project aims and objectives, you will create an action plan showing key stages, criteria for completion, date for completion and keep this up to date. You will be expected to maintain contact with your supervisor at all stages, and WebCT provides the communication facilities necessary to achieve this. All work undertaken and submitted must be with guidance from your supervisor. When developing group-work you will need to keep a meeting log book to record the progress of your work, ideas and reading. Some examples of projects undertaken by previous students: a) Applying e-pedagogy to a multimedia online course: evaluating different pedagogy theories using technology and selecting the more effective one for a case study. b) The introduction of a VLE to support language learning in HE: a feasibility study using a VLE to support, by blended learning, a language course in HE. c) An e-learning portfolio for a HND in Photography: analysis, selection, justification and demonstration of multimedia resources to support a HND module. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone with an interest in developing blended learning skills and e-learning. You will need a computer with internet access as this course involves on-line learning. [-]

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is helping to change the experience of contemporary teaching and learning. This course gives you the opportunity to research, analyse and understand CSCL. You will critically analyse, design and evaluate possible developments of CSCL theories and practices. As you complete the course you will be expected to reflect on your achievement in the form of an assignment or project, leading to a reflective... [+]

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is helping to change the experience of contemporary teaching and learning. This course gives you the opportunity to research, analyse and understand CSCL. You will critically analyse, design and evaluate possible developments of CSCL theories and practices. As you complete the course you will be expected to reflect on your achievement in the form of an assignment or project, leading to a reflective journal and a collaborative group project. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will be introduced to the ideas and concepts of CSCL through keynote lectures, and a series of workshops and tutorials will expand certain topics. These sessions will help you to identify a particular direction that you might wish to research in more detail. You will be encouraged to relate your research to your interest or a particular application in your own field of work. For the collaborative group project, you will be expected to work with others in your group. Project: You will be expected to produce a project based upon your particular chosen area of study. You will have opportunities to discuss this with your tutor and to identify a topic or direction you wish to study. You are then asked to proceed with a literature search and to prepare an outline of your proposed assignment before undertaking further research and writing your report. Collaborative Group Project: You will be expected to produce a collaborative group project based upon your group’s particular chosen area of study. Again you will have opportunities to discuss this with the tutor and to identify a topic or direction the group wishes to study. You will then complete a literature search and prepare an outline of the group’s proposed project before undertaking further research and preparing the report. You will be taught and supported by professional educationalists throughout your course. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone interested in creating a blended learning teaching environment. You will need a computer with internet access as this course involves on-line learning. [-]

FdSc in Stage Engineering & Automation, full-time [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety... [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Somerset in United Kingdom. Stage Engineering & Automation - FdSc full-time [Backstage Academy] Each year we see increasingly spectacular and complex live events that push the boundaries of creativity and engineering. The live music industry is at the forefront of cutting edge engineering solutions ensuring audiences receive the same wow factor that they get from Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. This Stage Engineering and Automation foundation degree aims to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to work on a variety of events in a range of roles from design to build, operation and maintenance. From stage construction and scenic finishes, to temporary and demountable structures, motion control and project management this course will introduce you to a range of core techniques and processes involved in stage engineering and automation. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The site is also home to LS-Live’s award winning stage and set hire division with over 30 years experience in the supply of staging and automation equipment and set construction. Our neighbours here are Litestructures Projects (a specialist in the world of brand experiential, leisure and art project design and build). The family of companies also include Brilliant Stages in Hitchin (whose clients include Robbie Williams, Take That and Muse) and scenic solutions company Perry Scenic (The Killers, Rammstein and Goldfrapp) based in Dudley. All this means that with hard work and the right attitude you will gain valuable contacts and insight into the stage engineering and automation industry. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars from industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme teaching team are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme teaching team enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the stage engineering and events industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the assistance of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the stage engineering and automation industry. The programme offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via the ‘Backstage Academy Crew’. Backstage Academy offers world-class facilities, industry partnerships and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. The majority of the seminars and workshops are delivered by recognised industry experts who provide an insight into their experience and best practices for learners on the programme. What you will learn You will learn a unique blend of skills – from the basic engineering skills required for fault finding on electronic and electrical systems and an overview of hydraulics and mechanics, to appraising a range of stage engineering scenarios and developing your understanding of the processes and procedures involved. You will acquire skills and knowledge to undertake investigative research to underpin your study, and will gain a professional working knowledge of health and safety and work practices to enable you to deliver a range of stage engineering solutions to a high standard. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Events Industries; Stage Engineering Toolbox; Stage Construction and Materials; Temporary and Demountable Structures; Trussing and Rigging; Motion and Movement – Hardware and Control Systems. Level 2 Core modules: Research Methods for Engineering in the Events Industries; Project Management for Stage Engineering; Stage Engineering and Automation Systems Design; Stage Engineering Advanced Toolbox; Industry Placement and Professional Development. At level 2 technical, managerial and logistical skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a stage engineering workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in stage engineering and automation. This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to understand careers in stage engineering. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

FdSc in Sound Engineering & Design [SSR Manchester]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course involves a partnership between the University of Bolton and SSR Manchester (www.s-s-r.com). Studios are well equipped with analogue and state-of-the-art digital systems, software and IT facilities. The course is delivered fully at SSR in Manchester, but some travel between Bolton and Manchester will be necessary to make use of facilities at both sites. The course includes the fundamentals of sound systems, sound engineering, sound... [+]

Sound Engineering & Design - FdSc [SSR Manchester] This course involves a partnership between the University of Bolton and SSR Manchester (www.s-s-r.com). Studios are well equipped with analogue and state-of-the-art digital systems, software and IT facilities. The course is delivered fully at SSR in Manchester, but some travel between Bolton and Manchester will be necessary to make use of facilities at both sites. The course includes the fundamentals of sound systems, sound engineering, sound for TV and film, special effects, computer games audio design, electronic music, the scientific principles of sound, studio techniques, live sound and PA systems, sound synthesis and MIDI. A work placement period in the second year provides a useful link into the industry. About the course The course begins with the fundamentals of sound systems, sound design, studio principles and associated professional software taught in a highly hands-on manner. This continues into the second year but with a more in-depth approach to sound engineering concepts. Content will focus on audio post production techniques, Foley and sound effects, live sound, acoustics, synthesis and advanced studio techniques so that you can gain a wider experience of the applications of sound engineering and sound design. If you choose to take the optional top-up course you will develop further your post-production techniques, as well as study PA systems design, mastering techniques, examine the business issues relevant to the digital media industries, and undertake a large student-led project. Special features Your work-placement will be undertaken in an audio-related environment of your choosing. Having been a commercial recording studio and training school for 30 years, SSR has a large list of music industry contacts around the North West. These include local radio and TV as well as studios, concert halls, theatres and digital media companies. Course tutors will support students through the process of securing a work placement, offering advice and guidance where necessary. Also, because of these links and its local and national reputation, SSR is able to maintain a profile of studio tutors that have either recent or current experience of the sound engineering industries as professional engineers. What you will learn This course is "skills rich”. In addition to acquiring the specific skills for sound engineering and sound design, you will also develop those vocational skills necessary to pursue a career in the audio and related industries. Teaching is heavily practically-based in studios and computer suites. Recognised, key transferable skills are also embedded in the courses. These include written and presentational skills, analytical reasoning, inter-personal skills and self-management. You will also develop your ability to analyse, evaluate and resolve problems. We use a wide variety of learning methodologies, including studio and computer laboratory sessions, demonstrations, activity-based assignments and the work-based placement. Assessment is linked to the objectives of each module. This may be by assignments, small projects, tests (practical and written), a demonstration or viva as appropriate. What you will study Level 1 At Level 1 you will study: Scholarship; Studio Recording Techniques; Sound Engineering Principles; Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations; Studio Mixing Techniques; Sound Production for Visual Media. Level 2 At Level 2 the essential modules are: Audio Post Production Techniques; Advanced Studio Techniques; Live Sound Engineering; Synthesis and Audio Manipulation; Acoustics of Sound Production for Visual Media; Work-based Learning. Top-up to BSc (Hons) - optional study at Level 3 On successful completion of the FdSc you will be able to top-up to the BSc (Hons) by an additional 12 months of study. If you choose to top-up to the BSc (Hons) your final year your studies will include the following modules: Entrepreneurial Skills for Sound Engineers; Audio Mastering Techniques ; PA System Design; Advanced Post Production Techniques; Major Project. The final year project is a major undertaking and counts as a double module. You will have a personal supervisor to support you in your investigations. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent) including one of the following: a mathematical or physical science subject, a technology-based subject or music. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. You may be required to attend for interview. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Chartered Membership (CM) Examination Preparation Class - part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 20 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course is open to all structural engineers wanting to develop their skills to include structural scheme design. It is assumed that all engineers enrolling on the course have a good working knowledge of design of the primary structural materials. The course includes manual methods of analysis and manual design calculations. It also encourages the use of hand drawn conceptual design sketches and sketch details. Throughout the course, use... [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Somerset in United Kingdom. Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Chartered Membership (CM) Examination Preparation Class - part-time There is a significant difference between a junior engineer who can carry out the design of individual structural elements and a senior engineer who can identify engineering problems and solve them with viable structural solutions within the scope of a design brief, taking account of structural stability, durability, aesthetics and cost. One of the purposes of this course is to assist junior engineers in their journey to become senior engineers. The course is open to all structural engineers wanting to develop their skills to include structural scheme design. It is assumed that all engineers enrolling on the course have a good working knowledge of design of the primary structural materials. The course includes manual methods of analysis and manual design calculations. It also encourages the use of hand drawn conceptual design sketches and sketch details. Throughout the course, use will be made of past questions from the IStructE CM Exam in tutorials to allow engineers to practice new techniques learnt on the course. There will be a day long mock exam where candidates will be given the opportunity under exam conditions to take a recent exam (likely to be last year’s exam). Opportunity will later be given for peer marking and discussion of the mock exam scripts (or other scripts brought to the session). Marks will not be given by the session leaders and the mock exam is not compulsory. The course includes issues such as exam technique, time management and mark allocation as well as opportunities for coaching using tutorials. In one session, we will invite one or two engineers who sat and passed the examination recently to speak on their experience of the examination, give their suggestions for suitable preparation strategies and answer some of the questions that trouble candidates. Two of the sessions are earmarked for bridge design; however the following topics are excluded from the course: offshore engineering, silos, chimneys, water towers and seismic/dynamic problems. Finally, as the course is exercise and tutorial based, those candidates who put the most effort into their contributions will gain the most from the course. “You get out what you put in.” Entry requirements Applicants should hold BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering and be in the process of completing the IStructE’s Professional Review Interview. [-]

Computer Science, A Level

Richard Huish College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Computing aims to give you an introduction to the fundamentals of computing and has a strong practical programming element. It is taught in a specialist computing room using Visual Studio 2008. [+]

Computer Science A Level Full-time Examining Board: AQA Computing aims to give you an introduction to the fundamentals of computing and has a strong practical programming element. It is taught in a specialist computing room using Visual Studio 2008. If you plan to become a computing professional you are advised to continue your studies to university level. This A Level course is only offered as a two year programme. You may have studied computing related IT courses at school but these are not a requirement for entry to this course. You should already have an interest in all things to do with computing and this course will extend your skills into programming and the extended skills including how a computer works. Here are some of the topic areas we cover: Programming skills using Visual Basic.NET Principles of computing Coding existing programmes Web-based programming Operating systems Networks I really like the way that the course is structured in terms of the practical and theory. In programming, I am able to practice my theory straight away by writing a program which helps me to understand it better. Former A Level Computing student To do this course you need the following: Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language [-]

FdSc Engineering (Design & Manufacture)

Somerset College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

With a firm focus on developing practical skills in design and manufacture, this course provides you with the ideal opportunity to get hands-on in your chosen field. You will use a wide range of tools, techniques, equipment and software in addition to laboratory equipment. What’s more, you’ll develop professional aptitudes that enhance your employability upon graduation. [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Somerset in United Kingdom. Course Description With a firm focus on developing practical skills in design and manufacture, this course provides you with the ideal opportunity to get hands-on in your chosen field. You will use a wide range of tools, techniques, equipment and software in addition to laboratory equipment. What’s more, you’ll develop professional aptitudes that enhance your employability upon graduation. During this course, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of areas in this diverse sector of engineering. During the first year you will: - Gain a clear understanding of the fundamentals of engineering and the skills required to apply that knowledge effectively. - Learn how to assess the risks involved in practical engineering work and quickly gain a thorough understanding of the need to develop, promote and apply safe systems of working. - Be encouraged to be creative when considering the design process, analytical in how you solve problems and innovative when you are seeking solutions to engineering problems. - Consider your professional and ethical responsibilities and understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. - Gain an awareness of relevant contemporary issues such as sustainability, enterprise and responsible business practices. The course also includes a four-week work placement, helping you to gain experience in the real-world environment of the workplace. In addition, you will have the chance to attend the Autosport and Engineering Show at the NEC in Birmingham, as well as presentations and lectures held at other institutions. Teaching and Assessment With support from our highly experienced team of tutors, you will gain hands-on experience in our excellent labs and workshops. Assessment is either by assignments, examinations or presentations, and you will also be required to undertake projects both individually and in groups. A feature of the course is the use of in-course modular assessment, meaning your progress will be monitored on an ongoing basis. There is also an assessed compulsory period of work experience in the first year. Progression Opportunities On successful completion of the FdSc course you may be able to progress to one further year of study for a BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at Plymouth University. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Career Progression You can progress to a range of careers from this Foundation Degree including CNC programming, engineering design, draughtsmanship, product analysis and product development. Employability is central to this course and previous graduates have gone on to work for major international organisations. Entry Requirements You need a relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma (PPP) or A2/AS Levels (minimum 120 points, including 80 points at A2 Level). Alternatively, an NVQ Level 3 or CGLI Level 3 Engineering Studies or Advanced Diploma or Access Certificate will suffice. We also require every student to have passed GCSE English and Mathematics with a minimum of a Grade C. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study. [-]

FdSc Engineering (Automotive Engineering)

Somerset College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Study Automotive Engineering at Somerset College and you’ll have access to our brand-new, purpose-built facilities. We specialise in engine mapping, advanced diagnostics, vehicle performance enhancement, advanced vehicle technology and hybrid vehicles - and our staff are among the best in the country when it comes to their knowledge and expertise. [+]

Course Description Study Automotive Engineering at Somerset College and you’ll have access to our brand-new, purpose-built facilities. We specialise in engine mapping, advanced diagnostics, vehicle performance enhancement, advanced vehicle technology and hybrid vehicles - and our staff are among the best in the country when it comes to their knowledge and expertise. Thanks to our close working relationship with the automotive industry, our courses provide the perfect preparation for life in the real world, and our students are highly employable. Our focus throughout is on equipping you with practical skills, and you will have a chance to use a wide range of tools, techniques, equipment and software. During the course, you will: - gain a clear understanding of the fundamentals of engineering and the skills required to apply that knowledge effectively - learn how to assess the risks involved in engineering work and quickly gain a thorough understanding of the need to develop and apply safe systems of working - study ECU mapping and programming - study hybrid technology - conduct research into engine power enhancement Modules studied include: - Power Train Technology - Vehicle Technology - Advanced Vehicle Performance Engineering - Engineering Design - Fault Diagnostics and Repair - Instrumentation and Control - Materials - Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Systems - Engineering Science - Mathematics - Automotive Industry Management and Organisation - Organisation Engineering Drawing and CAD - Manufacturing Processes - Project - Engineering Design - Business and Finance In addition, you will have the chance to attend the Autosport and Engineering Show at the NEC in Birmingham, as well as presentations and lectures held at a number of other institutions. Teaching and Assessment Assessment is by assignments, examinations and presentations. You will be required to complete both individual and group projects. Thanks to our recent investment of £3.5 million in a new Automotive Centre, you will have the chance to work on the very latest equipment in the industry, and make use of Snap-On-Tools. So your skills will be refined, and focused on meeting the needs of potential employers. Progression Opportunities On successful completion of the FdSc course you may be able to progress to one further year of study for the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture degree at Plymouth University. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Career Progression This qualification significantly improves your employment prospects in motorsport, the retail motor industry or the road transport sector. Previous graduates have pursued rewarding careers at companies such as Cosworth, Lotus Cars, Honda and VOSA. The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) Entry Requirements Applicants need a relevant National Diploma (PPP) or AS/A2 Levels (minimum 120 points, including 80 points at A2 Level). An NVQ Level 3 or CGLI Level 3 in Motor Vehicle Studies will suffice, as will an IMI Level 3 qualification or Advanced Diploma or Access Certificate. We also like students to have GCSE English Language at a minimum of Grade C. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study. [-]

FdSc Engineering (Electronic Systems)

Somerset College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Play your part in the future of global communications by studying for a Foundation Degree in Electronic Systems. This course equips you with all the skills needed to ensure you are at the cutting edge of technology in both electronics and communications. [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Somerset in United Kingdom. Course Description Play your part in the future of global communications by studying for a Foundation Degree or HNC in Electronic Systems. This course equips you with all the skills needed to ensure you are at the cutting edge of technology in both electronics and communications. We’ve designed our Foundation Degree to prepare you for a career in both the design and operation elements of the industry. That means you’ll be working on practical projects alongside your theoretical learning, to ensure you develop the right aptitudes for whatever job you choose. The course modules will include: - Mathematics - Electrical Principles 1 - Analogue Electronics - Instrumentation and Measurement - Digital Electronics - Engineering Design - Microprocessor Systems - Quality Assurance - Instrumentation and Control - Business and Finance - Professional Practice and the Workplace - Internet Technologies and Security - Project - Network Technologies In addition, you will take part in a work placement as part of the course, giving you real-world experience of your chosen sector that will enhance your employability. Teaching and Assessment You will be taught and supported by highly experienced and dedicated tutors and gain plenty of hands on experience in our excellent labs and workshops. Assessments will be either by assignment, examination or presentations. You will be required to undertake projects both as a member of working groups and as an individual. All such activities are supported by training in the application and use of computers. A feature of the course is the use of course assessment where each module is assessed by the course teaching team using assignments, case studies, presentations and examinations. There is also an assessed compulsory period of work experience in the first year. Progression Opportunities Alternatively, if you want to continue studying, you may apply to progress to the BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at Plymouth University. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Career Progression With a Foundation Degree under your belt, you could work as an electronics engineer or professional industry manager. Entry Requirements To apply for this course, you require a relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma (PPP) or Advanced New Diploma (120 points minimum), or AS/A2 Levels (minimum 120 points including 80 points at A2). Alternatively, you may enter the programme with an NVQ Level 3 or CGLI Level 3 Advanced Diploma or Access Certificate. Students are also required to possess a minimum of Grade C in GCSE English Language and Maths. Entry requirements for the HNC are a BTEC National qualification in a relevant subject area or at least one A level and appropriate GCSE at grade C or above. Applicants should be aged 18 or above. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study. [-]

FdSc Computing and Internet Technologies

Somerset College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Develop skills in computing and you’ll be employable the world over. This industry sector continues to grow, and our degree courses equip you with the skills employers require for their workforce. [+]

Course Description Develop skills in computing and you’ll be employable the world over. This industry sector continues to grow, and our degree courses equip you with the skills employers require for their workforce. As a result, Somerset College computing graduates enjoy excellent prospects and rewarding careers. One of the distinctive features of our programmes is their work-based learning content. This involves a placement with an employer during the first year, and participation in a professional IT project during the second year. Also included in our provision is a commitment to developing your professional skills, in order to enhance your employability upon graduation. The FdSc is a two-year programme during which you will study a range of subject areas. The first year will cover: - Web Design and Development - Programming Fundamentals - Internet Technologies and Security - Computer Technology - Numerical Concepts - Information Systems Fundamentals The second year covers: - E-Business - Professional Project - Introduction to Mobile Programming - Advanced Website Development - Scripting Technologies and Web Programming - Information Systems Development - Network Technologies Teaching and Assessment Our specialist teaching staff have hands-on experience of working in IT, and offer expert tuition in cutting-edge labs and classrooms. Assessment is through a mix of assignments, examinations and presentations. As part of the course, you will be required to undertake projects both in groups and individually. A prominent feature of the course is the use of in-course assessment, where modules are assessed by the course teaching team while you complete them. There is also an assessed period of work experience as part of the programme. Career Progression As a computing graduate, the world really is your oyster. You will be equipped with a range of computer skills that are all highly desirable to prospective employers. Moreover, you’ll have experience of working in real-world environments where adaptability and the ability to handle pressure are essential. The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) This is the first stage of the Foundation degree programme and is a nationally recognised award in its own right. Entry Requirements Applicants require a relevant Extended Diploma (MPP), or AS/A2 Levels in related disciplines (minimum 160 points, including 80 points at A2 Level). Alternatively, an Advanced Diploma or Access Certificate will suffice. We also require students to have GCSE English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study. [-]

FdSc Computer Games Technology

Somerset College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are intended to equip you with, meaning that you’ll stand every chance of landing your dream job once you graduate from Somerset College. [+]

Course Studies in Engineering & Technology in Somerset in United Kingdom. Course Description Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are intended to equip you with, meaning that you’ll stand every chance of landing your dream job once you graduate from Somerset College. This programme incorporates our innovative use of work-based learning, to help you gain hands-on experience in professional environments during your studies. First years undertake a work placement with an employer in the games technology industry, while the second year includes a live games production project. In the past, students have worked on developing games for partners such as the NHS, Mole Valley Farmers, British Red Cross and Somerset Wildlife. The FdSc covers a range of topics. In the first year you will cover: - Programming Fundamentals - Games Mathematics - 3D Modelling & animation Fundamentals - Games Platforms and Technologies - Games Design and Development - Professional Practice and the Workplace The second year covers: - Sound for Games - Computers Games Production Project - Games AI - Advanced 3D Animation - Advanced Games Programming - Rigging: Character Modelling - optional module - Introduction to Mobile Programming - optional module Career Progression With a set of highly sought-after skills and competencies, and practical work experience in the games technology industry, your chances of securing employment after graduation are high. Our graduates have gone on to roles as technical artists or games programmers, as well as a wide spectrum of other jobs in the creative media sector, such as mobile device programmers, graphic designers and digital artists. The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) This is the first stage of the Foundation degree programme and is a nationally recognised award in its own right. Entry Requirements Applicants for the FdSc require a relevant Extended Diploma (MPP), or AS/A2 Levels in related disciplines (minimum 160 points, including 80 points at A2 Level). Alternatively, an Advanced Diploma or Access Certificate will suffice. We also require students to have GCSE English Language and Maths at a minimum of Grade C. Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study. [-]

HNC/HND Engineering

Bradford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford

B.T.E.C. Higher Nationals are designed to provide an engaging specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis, linked to the requirements of the professional bodies and National Occupational standards. [+]

HNC/HND Engineering (Electronic/Electrical, Mechanical and Power Engineering)

Course Overview

B.T.E.C. Higher Nationals are designed to provide an engaging specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis, linked to the requirements of the professional bodies and National Occupational standards.

The HNC comprises eight Modules and the HND 16 Modules.

The HND is available on a full time basis. We also offer a top up from HNC to HND.

Course Structure

Core Modules are backed up by additional Modules, selected by us, to form a programme of study in your discipline.

These include:

Utilisation of Electrical Energy PLCs Analogue/Digital Electronics Electrical Power Business Management. ... [-]

HNC/HND Computing and Systems Development

Bradford College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford

This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in a wide range of computing and business careers or for further study in these areas at degree level. [+]

HNC/HND Computing and Systems Development

Course Overview

This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in a wide range of computing and business careers or for further study in these areas at degree level.

Course Structure

The course comprises 16 Modules which are studied over two years. We emphasise the breadth of IT business applications and the supporting business environment where applications are developed.

Learning Methods

You will be expected to attend all lectures, seminars and tutorial sessions. Practical sessions will be activity-based, often employing group work and using computer facilities. These sessions will help you to develop computer-based solutions to problems and use and apply case study material.... [-]