Microprocessor Systems (bite-sized HE course)Course Code: MPSUP Learning Aim Code: Z0001940 Full-time / Part-time: Part-time bite-sized HE course - a module from the BTec HNC/D in engineering Duration: 16 weeks – one half-day per week Campus: Wellington Road campus
Is this the right course for me?
If you are an electrical engineer and need additional training to fully understand microprocessor systems, this part-time course – a module from the HNC/D in engineering qualification – will develop your knowledge of systems’ use in instrumentation, control or communication systems.
We have a state-of-the-art modern engineering workshop equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including millers, lathes, CNC tooling and laser cutters, along with fabrication and welding equipment, such as Tig, Mig and Arc welders and CAD suites.
What will I learn?
Studying this module will enable you to:
- Understand microprocessor-based systems
- Design software for a microprocessor-based system
- Design and build an interface for a programmable device
What skills will I gain?
During this course you will:
- Understand the practical aspects of device selection and interfacing of external peripheral devices
- Study key stages of the development cycle
- Investigate and compare the applications of microprocessor-based systems
- Experience and develop software designs and write programmes for a microprocessor-based system
- Consider the design of programmable interface devices
- Design, build, programme, test and evaluate an interface for a programmable device
- Select and use devices
- Write and test suitable software in assembler or high-level language
How will I be assessed?
What can I do next?
Completion of the module will enable you to:
What are the Entry Requirements?
As this module is part of an HNC/D qualification, you are required to be over 18 years of age and have the following qualifications:
- Two A Levels – preferably in maths or science OR
- BTec certificate or diploma in engineering or a related discipline
- Mature students will be considered in light of relevant work/life experience- Non-EU students are required to have an IELTS or equivalent university qualification