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Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeship Standard

Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: APL6EE Duration: 3 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 06/09/2021    

Overview

About the course

The role of the Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer is to apply their knowledge of electronics and of embedded software to the design of circuits or devices that provide a useful function, that are capable of being manufactured at a competitive cost, and that are reliable and safe in use. This involves the use of the engineer’s knowledge of electronics and electronic principles, married to an expertise in the end use of the final product. In electronics this end use can cover a wide spectrum. Examples of industrial sectors that rely heavily on Embedded Systems Design and Development Engineers include Aerospace, Automotive, Automation and Instrumentation, Robotics, Telecommunications, Information and Computer Technology, Defence, Energy (including renewables), Transport and Consumer Electronics. The role provides the basis of learning with potential to specialise as a Hardware Engineer, Software engineer or Systems Engineer in these sectors and can extend from design of integrated circuits through to complete systems.

Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineers will spend their careers in these industries developing the next generations of products such as smartphones, electric vehicles, communications satellites, smart grids and bringing concepts such as smart cities into reality. For others, an initial grounding in design and development will prove an excellent launch pad for a career in applications engineering, product management, marketing or general management.

The Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer must be proficient in a wide range of skills, underpinned by academic understanding, to enable them to work across these sub-sectors and specialisms.

Apprentices will complete a Degree that will support the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles that equip them with the understanding required to operate effectively and efficiently at a high level within any of these sectors. This will be supported by vocational training to develop the required competencies specific to particular roles within the chosen sectors.

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What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

  • The apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.
  • Knowledge is taught within college, one day every week.
  • Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills:
    • Design functional electronic systems and circuits from component level
    • Utilise modern CAD technology to implement circuit design with understanding of considerations for heat dissipation, electrical interference and other industry specific considerations affecting layout
    • Write and document structured code to comply with industry norms and to allow others to understand and subsequently maintain/modify the code
    • Utilise modelling techniques for circuit design, embedded software development and thermal management
    • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of design for market, design for manufacturability, design for testability and design for maintainability
    • Ability to develop a test plan for a product that they have developed
    • Ability to explain the process by which a product is introduced into production, including what aspects are discussed at what stage and with whom and how development gateways work
    • Ability to develop a basic project plan including resource planning, time planning, use of contingencies etc. Also techniques for predicting pinch points and strategies for timescale recovery
    • Awareness of international standards and compliance requirements for the products designed by the employer. Ability to discuss the differences between legislative and non-legislative requirements
    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of basic business fundamentals including costs, overheads, gross margin, net margin, profit, and cash
    • Ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of basic health and safety principles both in the general workplace and specific to electronic circuit design
  • You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required).
  • End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout your apprenticeship.

Find out about the new standard, click on the link:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/embedded-electronic-systems-design-and-development-engineer-(degree)-v1-0

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What Next?

Completion of the Apprenticeship will be recognised by the relevant Professional Engineering Institutions.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Individual employers will set their own entry requirements in terms of prior academic qualifications and experience. Typically candidates will have attained A-Level standard or equivalent, in Maths and at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing or Electronics and will have English Language at GCSE (grade C or above).

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