This two-year course (equivalent to two A Levels) is designed to support the student to achieve a university place in an electronic engineering discipline. Students will study:
- Mobile communication
- System design
- Home integration
- Engineering mathematics
- Analogue / digital electronics
- Artificial Intelligence AI
- PCB design
- Skills competitions
Entry requirements are a Level 2 vocational electronics qualification or four GCSEs at grades A-C including maths and English.
This course is delivered in our state of the art sector leading workshops. Teaching and learning is promoted with a blend of practical and theory. There is a significant bias to developing students independent learning styles which is promoted via project work and the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) project. The assessment is all via assignment work that is completed throughout the learning program.
Students will engage with local employers, fostering relationships via Engineering Education Scheme Wales, which provides an opportunity to develop a project that will solve an identified industrial problem.
There will be a work experience period to support the curriculum and develop the students technical and communication skills.
Staying with Gower College Swansea, students could progress on to the HND Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Students following this program of study can either enter higher education or seek employment in the electronic engineering area.
Students are expected to be equipped for learning this is highlighted below:
- Scientific calculator
- Memory stick
- Geometry set
There is also a requirement to provide protective footwear for work experience.
There are trips planned to complement certain aspects of the course that will involve visiting digital technology and electronics environments there is a small contribution required normally £10-20 depending on the visit.