In this technological age electronics is becoming increasingly important in industry and at home. This course is taught in our well-equipped laboratory so there is plenty of time to design, build and test your own electronic systems.
What will I study?
The course aims to enable you to gain an understanding of the principles of modern electronics and to become competent in the design and analysis of electronic circuits. Theory and calculations are central to the course but a large amount of the work is practically based and experimental project work forms part of the assessment.
Among the topics you will cover are: Circuit and logic principles, sequential logic, amplifying circuits, timing circuits, transducers, digital/analogue converters, memory systems, information transfer and radio circuits, digital and mobile communications, optoelectronics, microprocessor systems, filters, interfacing and robotic systems.
Both coursework and written exams count towards your final assessment.
You will be able to join in specialist lectures including visits to places such as Daresbury Laboratories and the University of Liverpool.
Where might it lead?
Electronics is a scientific and technologically important subject and the A level forms a well-recognised science-based qualification. Success in Electronics A level demonstrates your capability in an analytical and technical discipline. The course gives a useful introduction to the study of Electronics and related Engineering subjects in Higher Education.
It should be noted that A level Mathematics and often A level Physics are required for Electronics degree courses, though some institutions offer foundation courses in these subjects.