Electronics & Communications Engineering Foundation Degree
This course has been written to provide you with a wide technical background to support a range of careers in electronic and communications engineering. Communications Engineers design, install and maintain electronics and communications equipment for a range of industries in the sector, including television and radio broadcast, mobile networks, rail, aerospace and IT. This is a dynamic industry and this 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 and develop programmes using Arduino systems and study radio frequency communication techniques.
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 electronic design and study digital communication techniques and data communication over networks. 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.
Delivery on a full-time basis is subject to approval by Birmingham City University.