Life without electricity? We can’t even imagine it. Today, technology is everywhere. In appliances, telecommunications, security systems, fibre optics and smart buildings. And skilled electrical, electronics and audio-visual engineers and technicians are in demand. They design circuits, install alarms, research laser technology and telecommunications, work on the electrical control of industrial machinery and the design of household appliances, and diagnose problems. They’re even responsible for wiring ships and airplanes. And work on the occasional stage show or movie set too.
Interested in electrical and electronics engineering? Unitec’s Department of Electrotechnology can help you spark a bright future. All our programmes focus on you and your needs. It’s self-paced and interactive learning. A mix of theory and practice. And most importantly, it’s a launching pad into exciting careers or further study.
Practice makes perfect. That’s why you’ll work on practical projects, such as wiring up houses or designing programmable logic controller systems. It’s also why you’ll spend many hours in our workshops and laboratories. It’s a great place to try out the latest electronics software, workbench-simulated circuits, mechatronics/electronic workbenches and lab volt electronic computer hardware – provided by our industry sponsor Schneider Electric. It’s also ideal for sharing ideas with our staff. They’re experts in aviation, electrical, electronics and computer engineering. And bright sparks, the lot of them.
If you're just starting out:
Bridgepoint foundation education programmes can get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.
To prepare yourself for an apprenticeship or a career as a technician:
- Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Certificate in Applied Technology (Electrical Engineering)
- Certificate in Applied Technology (Electronics Engineering)
If you have a job but need to get qualified:
To qualify with a degree in electrotechnology:
To become an audio-visual technician for stage or screen productions:
Professional development short courses:
- Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (ESA)
- Electrical Service Technician (EST)
- Introduction to Electronics
- EWRB Practising Licence
- EWLG Practical Skills Assessment for Electricians Stage One and Two
- EWLG Practical Skills Assessment for Electricians Stage Three
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
- Tradesperson Electrical Work Certificate – For Plumbers and Gasfitters
Last edited: 23 January 2013