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Electronic Engineering HND

(SCQF level 8)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Faculty of Building, Engineering and Energy

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

27th Aug 2018, 2 years

Location

Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

Electronic engineers solve 21st century problems for industry and society. This course starts with you building and testing your own CityBytes microcomputer board. The board is integrated into the study of electronic circuits and you'll also use it to learn how to program embedded devices using ‘C’ programming language. The board can be used as a Bluetooth device, a game controller, a logic designer and hybrid audio amplifier. It even comes with an Android, or Windows mobile app.

The course reinforces theory with extensive practical work culminating in a substantial practical project. In previous years, projects have included a programmable drone, an ultrasonic tape measure, a solar powered baby incubator for disaster areas, a keyboard, and a remote control mini search and rescue vehicle.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including Mathematics and preferably Physics; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 6 in a relevant Engineering subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

 

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview, where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Applications of Signal Processing and Conditioning.
  • Transmission Lines and Complex Waves.
  • Power Supply Circuits.
  • Microprocessors and Micro-controller Units.
  • Maths.

After the course

Careers

This course prepares you for a career as an Electronics Technician Engineer.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

Successful completion of the HND course plus additional Maths for University will allow students to apply directly to our partner University, Glasgow Caledonian University for third year entry into related B Eng (Hons) courses.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 2 years
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome