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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Electronic Technology


Course Code(s):  CELTX ET5
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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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 you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

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

 

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