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Cambridge Nationals (Lev 2) Engineering & System Control

Awarding Body : OCR

Overview of Course

Systems control in engineering uses sensors to measure the output performance of a device being controlled and feedback to operate actuators that constantly adjust for a desired performance.

Learners will study the range of computer and microprocessor applications within engineering and learn how systems are used across a range of engineering environments such as product design, automated manufacturing, maintenance and stock control. They will use computer-based simulation software to produce printed circuit boards and practical skills to test the operation of circuits. They will evaluate the completed circuit to suggest improvements in design.

Content and Assessment

Unit R113: Electronic principles Assessment: Written paper

  • Understand basic electronic principles
  • Understand the operating principles of electronic components
  • Know test methods for electronic circuits
  • Understand commercial circuit construction methods

Unit R114: Simulate, construct and test electronic circuits Assessment: Internal assessment

  • Be able to use CAD for circuit simulation and design
  • Be able to construct circuits
  • Be able to test electronic circuits

Unit R115: Engineering applications of computers Assessment: Internal assessment

  • Understand how computers are used in engineering design, manufacture and process control
  • Understand how computers are used for maintenance of engineering systems
  • Know how computers are used to communicate and use data for production and maintenance

Unit R116: Process control systems Assessment: Internal assessment

  • Understand the application and operation of microcontrollers and microprocessors in engineered products
  • Be able to design, develop and simulate a control system
  • Be able to test control systems

Career Links

Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Structural Engineer, Genetic Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Military Engineering and many more.