Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Electronic Engineering

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  • Excellent employer links with a broad range of engineering companies.

This course will focus on developing knowledge in electrical and electronic applications, analysing problems, designing solutions and then implementing them. It also provides in-depth knowledge of Microelectronics, Analogue Electronics, and Digital Electronic Systems.

Course type

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course length

90 Credit Diploma: one year, Extended Diploma: two years

Required qualifications

Four or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, including Mathematics (grade 9-5). Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject, a grade 5 in Mathematics and a grade C in one other subject.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • technical communications
  • Mathematics
  • electrical and electronic principles and projects
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • electronic measurement and testing
  • Microelectronics
  • circuit design and manufacture

On the course you will:

  • develop your research skills
  • advance your technical knowledge
  • design and create your own electrical and electronic solutions
  • develop your mathematical skills
  • complete a project on a related topic of your choice

Method of assessment

Assessment is through internally assessed assignments.

What will I be able to progress to?

On completion of the course, you will be able to choose from a number of options, including going to university to study Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering or Business-related degrees. You could also seek employment as a Technician, Trainee Manager or Junior Engineer.