Electronic Engineering (Instrumentation & Control) Foundation Degree
This course has been written to provide you with a wide technical background to support a range of careers in electronic and control engineering. Instrumentation and Control Engineers design, install, and maintain electronics and control equipment for a wide range of industries in the sector including vehicle manufacture, aerospace, food and beverage production, transport, IT and leisure. The course has a strong technical element that will help you develop the skills you need to succeed. If you are employed in the industry this course will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills which will enhance your career prospects. If you are not employed, the course will provide you with a good grounding to help you to find employment in the field.
In your first year, your study will include a range of subjects at Level 4 providing a good grounding in the fundamentals. This includes maths, electrical and electronic principles, electronics and management. You will also design electronic circuits and test them by simulation, develop programmes using Arduino systems and program PLCs which are widely used to control processes in the industry.
In Year 2, your study is at Level 5 and builds on the knowledge and skills gained in Year 1. You will carry out more advanced analogue and digital circuit design and develop advanced knowledge of sensors, actuators and control systems. You will also study how information is sent over networks using Cisco material. An important part of Year 2 is the completion of a work-based project which will give you the opportunity to carry out a project of commercial significance linked to your employment.
The tuition fee for academic year 2020-21 is £5,500. Please be aware that we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X).