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Electronic Engineering EDEXCEL Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

Typical subject areas for first year (Subsidiary Diploma course):


  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • CAD
  • Electronic Circuit Design & Manufacture
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Microprocessor Systems and Applications

Typical subject areas for second year (Extended Diploma course):


  • Engineering Project
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Construction & Application of Digital Systems
  • Electronic Fault Finding
  • Business Operations in Engineering
  • Further Electrical Principles
  • Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Principles and Operation of Three-Phase Systems
  • Electrical Installation

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need:

4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including Maths, Science and English
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements

An appropriate reference will also be required.

Future opportunities

After 1 year you can achieve a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Electronic Engineering Some students will seek employment but most will apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).

After 2 years you can achieve a BTEC Extended Diploma in Electronic/Electrical Engineering This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses in a variety of engineering disciplines, such as Control, Electronic Circuit Design, Electronic Testing, Communications, Computer Systems, Renewable Energy etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northbrook College Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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