Electronics

Years 12 and 13

This subject will give students an understanding of Electronics one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the world and an opportunity to gain a National Certificate.

Year 12:

This course offers an introductory National Certificate for people interested in electronics and who may wish to pursue further training and employment in this field.

Students can gain 24 credits towards the certificate from Unit Standards in the following areas:

  • Circuit concepts and measurement
  • Basic electronic components
  • Basic electronic systems
  • Construct printed circuits
  • Construct electronic products

A further 16 elective credits at Level 2 are required from one or more of the following subjects:

  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Students should therefore ensure that their choice of subjects are compatible with this course if they wish to gain the National Certificate.

Year 13:

This course is designed for students who have an interest in electronics and builds on the knowledge gained at Year 12. It would form a good foundation for studying electronics at a technical institute or for studying electrical engineering at university.

Students will gain 24 credits at Level 3 and 3 credits at Level 2 towards the certificate from Unit Standards in the following areas:

  • Semiconductor devices
  • Digital and analogue circuits
  • Communication systems and transmission of information
  • Product quality and reliability
  • Programming and application of microprocessors

To achieve the National Certificate a further 16 credits at Level 3 are required from one or more of the following subjects:

  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Students should therefore ensure that their choice of subjects are compatible with this course if they wish to gain the National Certificate.