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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX ET5
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code CELTX ET5
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Learners will build and investigate electronic circuits which are used in modern robotics applications. They will study computer programming and implement circuits in real applications.

Learners will design, build and test their own embedded control systems (which includes the fabrication and construction of printed circuit boards). Learners will also study PC construction installation and maintenance and are prepared for the internationally recognised CompTIA+ award. In the second year, learners will investigate relevant digital techniques (including radio and fibre-optic telecommunications) which underpin Cloud Computing Technology.

What will you Study?

Analogue Electronics
Electronics and Digital
PCB-Design and Fabrication
System Maintenance
Control Systems
Computer Programming
Communications
Work Experience
Mathematics
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