Smartphones, game consoles, satellite navigation systems and life support systems all have electronic components that make them function. Students studying this pathway shall learn how electronic components work and how circuits are built from these. Skills such as the selection of correct components and cabling to interconnect the assemblies shall be developed whilst learners shall also develop an understanding of the different types of measurement instruments commonly used by test engineers. The course also develops an understanding of how and why automation is used in a variety of industrial situations. Students will learn automation and control principles using a variety of technologies such as VEX Robotics, Arduino and PLC’s in order to develop their understanding of the advantages of automation, whilst also being introduced to a range of input and output devices used in a control system.
Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.
Learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life.
|Start Date||September 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
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