ETC Year 1 Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering

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Course Aim

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to equip students with the skills and knowledge to fully understand and practice electrical engineering concepts at level 4 to enable them to progress either to a level 5 qualification in business or to enter an industry with the necessary electrical engineering skills to be successful in any field of business.

Course Description

This course covers the key elements necessary for understanding and applying electrical engineering theories in an academic and practical context for level 4 students. It covers the following areas of study:

• Analytical Methods for Engineers
• Engineering Science
• Communications for Engineering Technicians
• Utilisation of Electrical Energy
• Management of Projects
• EAP/IELTS/English
• Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
• Business Management Techniques for Engineers

Course Duration and Structure

• The course is for 24 weeks covering 3 sessions a day
• There are 8 units in total
• Total guided learning hours is 480 + Research and Study Skills – 60 hours
• Each unit is worth 10/15 or 20 credits – Total = 120 Credits
• There are 60 guided learning hours per unit except Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, which is 120 guided learning hours
• Each session lasts for 90 Minutes – 1 ½ hours (1 Lesson = 45 Minutes)
• 30 Lessons a week
• 22.5 Hours a week

Timetable

Please note this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change.

ETC Year 1 Higher Certificate in Electric Engineering (Level 4)
Unit Start DateUnit End DateSession 1Session 2Session 3
9th January 201717th March 2017Analytical Methods for Engineers
L4 GLH60
Engineering Science
L4 GLH60
Communications for Engineering Technicians
L3 GLH60
6th March 201728th April 2017Utilisation of Electrical Energy
L4 GLH 60
Management of Projects
L4 GLH60
EAP/IELTS/
English
1st May 201723rd June 2017Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
L5 GLH60
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
L5 GLH60
Business Management Techniques for Engineers
L4 GLH60
26th June 201719th August 2017Analytical Methods for Engineers
L4 GLH60
Engineering Science
L4 GLH60
Communications for Engineering Technicians
L3 GLH60L4 GLH60
21st August 201713th October 2017Utilisation of Electrical Energy
L4 GLH 60
Management of Projects
L4 GLH60
EAP/IELTS/
English
16th October 201722nd December 2017Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
L5 GLH60
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
L5 GLH60
Business Management Techniques for Engineers
L4 GLH60

GLH – Guided Learning Hours. L – Level.

Course Outcome

On Successful completion of the course, students will receive the following:

  • ETC Year 1 Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering – Level 4
  • A transcript detailing their subjects and grades
  • An academic reference letter detailing the subjects they have studied, their academic and personal strengths

Unit guide

Analytical Methods for Engineers

The aim of this unit is to explain to the learner how to to analyse and model engineering situations and solve problems using algebraic and trigonometric methods, calculus, statistics and probability.

Engineering Science

The aim of this unit is to teach learners how to determine the behavioural characteristics of elements of static engineering systems and dynamic engineering systems, to apply DC theory and single phase AC theory to solve electrical and electronic engineering problems.

Communications for Engineering Technicians

The aim of this unit is to teach students how to interpret and use engineering sketches/circuit/network diagrams to communicate technical information, use verbal and written communication skills in engineering settings, obtain and use engineering information, use information and communication technology (ICT) to present information in engineering settings.

Utilisation of Electrical Energy

This unit will enable learners to understand the operation of power transformers, applications of circuit protection for distribution and installation systems, the design and construction of lighting systems, the operation of a polyphase induction motor and determine the cost of energy used in a system in order to be energy efficient.

Management of Projects

This unit will enable learners to understand the principles of project management, plan a project in terms of organisation and people, manage project processes and procedures.

EAP/IELTS/English

This aspect of the course will allow the student to improve their English at a higher level by joining one of the many English based courses within the college for one session over 8 weeks during the 24 week period. Learners will be able to study more advanced vocabulary and grammar in each of the four main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, which will complement their other study skills as they progress to year 2 of their studies.

Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

The aim of this unit is to support students in demonstrating an understanding how to formulate a project within agreed procedures and to specification as well as evaluate and present the project outcomes.

Business Management Techniques for Engineers

This unit learners how to manage work activities to achieve organisational objectives, select and apply costing systems and techniques, understand the key functions of financial planning and control to apply project planning and scheduling methods to an engineering project.

Course TitleHours per weekLessons per week24 weeks
Year 1 Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 4)2128£9696

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