Course Overview

The Level 5 Photonics Systems short course has been developed through a collaboration between South Devon College and the Torbay Hi-Tech Cluster. The course is accredited by the University Centre South Devon.

Course Aims

At the end of this course you will have developed an understanding of:

  • The commercialisation and development of photonic technologies, components and systems
  • International Telecommunication Union requirements for a photonic system and network
  • Optical fibre as a medium for optical transmission
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of the modelling and design of photonics components and systems

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Analyse the International Telecommunication Union requirements and how this has influenced the commercialisation and development of photonic technologies, components and systems
  • Evaluate the characteristics of optical fibres and their applications within a photonics system
  • Apply the theoretical and practical aspects of the modelling and design of a photonics system in a commercial context

Accredited or Non-Accredited

The course can be accessed as an accredited (assessed) or non-accredited (non-assessed – attendance only) course. To achieve the accredited 20 academic credits at Level 5, requires successful completion of the assessed elements:

  • Presentation on the development of photonics technologies
  • 2500-word report on the application of photonics systems

For the non-accredited course, you are required to attend the teaching sessions at South Devon College or on-line and there is no assessment of learning.

The new and innovative £17 million Hi Tech & Digital Centre provides a visionary facility for higher education, towards ever-expanding hi tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors across Torbay, South Devon and wider regions. Some of your teaching may take place in the Hi Tech and Digital Centre which has specialist facilities including: 

  • Manufacturing, 3D printing and precision machining workshops
  • Materials testing suite
  • Programming logical controls (PLC) and electrical suite
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) suite
  • Kao/Hockham Electronic and Photonics Training Suite

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
AW5PH21P (Assessed)/AW5PHS1P (Non-assessed)
Mode of Study
Part-time, on-site or online
Qualification
Level 5
Awarded by
South Devon College
Duration
60 hours
Location of Delivery
Paignton
Academic Year
February 2023 - June 2023
Fees

Assessed Course – £750

Non assessed (attendance only) – £500

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