This course covers both the academic and practical elements of electronics.
It is taught across six units covering topics such as digital and analogue systems, circuits and components and a programmable control systems project.
In year two, you will study communication systems and systems applications. The final unit will be a project where you will design and test an electronic system.
Tasks on this course include the design and development of a micro-controller program using computer software, the construction of a circuit to meet a system specification, and the design and development of an analogue/digital system containing sub-systems or smaller circuits.
You would need to have achieved a Grade B in Maths and a Grade C in Science at GCSE.
This course has both practical and theoretical components. Four of the six components are assessed by external examination, the remaining two being internally assessed.
Staying at Gower College Swansea, you could progress on to the HND in Electrical Engineering or the HND in Mechanical Engineering.
This course allows progression to higher education or vocational electronics training via an apprenticeship and will provide a firm foothold for students wishing to study electronics or engineering.