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Electronics and Communications

Electronics and Communications

Name Jock Duncan
Studied Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering
Faculty Electronics and Communications
Career Profile Electronics Engineer

As Jock Duncan has found, studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest and most successful pathways towards a University Degree. TAFE SA delivers higher education programs, both independently and through partnership with other higher education providers.

With the introduction of the Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering at TAFE SA, Jock decided this would be the perfect stepping stone toward his career goal, to become an electronics engineer. Jock chose to study an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering with TAFE SA and then continued on to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) with University of Adelaide.

He has now completed his degree at the University of Adelaide and is working as an Electronics Design Engineer at Minelab, Adelaide, where he is designing the latest generation of mines detection equipment.

“Both TAFE SA and University studies have helped me immensely in my pursuit of a career in the electronics industry, but having a TAFE SA qualification on top of the Bachelor degree, gave me a competitive advantage when applying for jobs.” explains Jock.

“TAFE SA has given me crucially relevant practical skills and real-world understanding that translates directly into my chosen industry. It also gave me an advantage as I progressed to University where the education approach is different. University has given me an in depth understanding about the mathematics which describes all aspects of electronics - design tools that allow me to engineer and create tomorrow’s technology.” said Jock.

“I found the transition from TAFE SA to University to be seamless. I was able to take advantage of the automatic entry into Uni and a credit of 2 years towards the 4-year Bachelor degree.”

“The best thing about my Associate Degree was that it provided me with a solid in depth coverage of industry-relevant topics and the foundations which enabled me to articulate into university.”

To find out more about TAFE SA’s University Pathway in Electronics Engineering go to TAFE SA's University Pathways page under the "Apply & Enrol" section of this website.