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:
- 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
- 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.
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.
With a Foundation Degree under your belt, you could work as an electronics engineer or professional industry manager.
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.