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The electrical and electronic revolution has had the greatest impact on the cultural and technological changes occurring in the twenty-first century. This has resulted in substantial growth of and dependence on a diversity of systems, gadgets, products and services that affect the lives of all people. The rapid growth and wide range of technologies, innovations and inventions in telecommunication, electronic and computer controlled systems worldwide, and the operating efficiency of these systems have created an overwhelming need for education and training to respond at equal intervals. The sustainable development of individuals with engineering and technology competencies to design, construct and maintain these gadgets, products, and services is an important imperative for education and training.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology is a programme of study that offers knowledge and skills for work and lifelong learning in various engineering and technology fields. Electrical and electronic engineers manipulate electricity and use it to design and manufacture products that transmit power or process information. The syllabus, therefore, offers broad-based competencies in an appropriate combination of interdisciplinary processes, evidence-based delivery and assessment, and the development of twenty-first century and employability skills that are relevant to both the training and work environments.
- Develop an awareness of the fundamental knowledge, skills, ethical and professional standards appropriate for lifelong learning and careers in the field of electrical and electronic engineering technology
- Develop the requisite competencies applying electrical and electronic theories, related studies, technology skills, codes and standards for the design and production of goods and services pivotal to national and regional sustainable development
- Develop innovative minds equipped with critical thinking, problem solving and experimental skills in engineering, facilitated through laboratory work, field work and industry attachment
- Develop an awareness of the relevance of the competencies and teamwork skills for employment creation and entrepreneurship in the Region
CAPE Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology: Unit 1 SBA
MODULE 1: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES On completion of this Module, students should: 1. develop an understanding of the potential dangers of electricity; and, 2. know the occupational, health, safety and environmental standards which must be practised, managed, reinforced and mastered within the industry.
- Assess the effects of electricity on the body
- Examine safety standards and regulations relating to electrical and electronic operations
- Apply safety and maintenance standards when executing electrical and electronic operations
- Render first aid assistance
- Discuss environmental issues associated with electrical and electronic engineering technology
MODULE 2: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC RELATED STUDIES On completion of this Module, students should: 1. develop an understanding of the ethical, scientific and mathematical competencies which are foundational for studies in electrical and electronic engineering; 2. understand the technology of materials, their properties, processing and application; 3. develop an awareness of modern telecommunication systems; and, 4. appreciate the importance of entrepreneurship in electrical and electronic engineering technology.
- Discuss the ethical and social responsibilities of an engineer
- Examine the roles and responsibilities of an electronic engineer and an electrical engineer
- Apply engineering mathematics concepts to solve problems relating to electrical and electronic circuit
- Discuss the construction and working principles of measuring instruments
- Outline the classification, structure and properties of electrical and electronic materials
- Conduct simple experiments to analyse the properties of materials and their effects on the production of electrical and electronic goods and services
- Analyse the principles of applied physics and chemistry in the electrical and electronic fields
- Discuss the architecture and organisation of telecommunication systems
- Design a simple microprocessor for a control operation
- Explain the operating principles of robotics
- Evaluate business opportunities in electrical and electronic engineering technology
- Prepare a business plan for an electrical and electronic engineering technology enterprise
MODULE 3: INTRODUCTION TO CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the basic laws and theorems of circuit theory and their application in circuit devices; 2. develop skills and proficiency in the techniques of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuit analysis; 3. appreciate the importance of passive components; and, 4. develop a working knowledge of the principles of semi-conductor materials and devices.
- Apply the principles of direct current (DC) theory, network theorems and relationships in circuits and networks
- Apply the operating principles of electromagnetism
- Discuss the importance, construction and operating principles of passive components
- Apply the principles of electrostatics
- Apply the principles of operation of inductance
- Apply the principles of alternating current (AC) theory, network theorems and relationships in circuits and networks