Duration: 6 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Hardware Engineering Skill Development Course

Course Duration: 6 Months (Part-time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a strong foundation in computer hardware.
  2. To equip students with the skills necessary to assemble and troubleshoot personal computers.
  3. To familiarize students with various types of computer memory and their significance.
  4. To introduce students to different types of printers and their working mechanisms.

Course Overview: This 6-month part-time Hardware Engineering Skill Development Course is designed to empower students with the knowledge and practical skills required for self-employment in the field of computer hardware. The course covers essential topics in computer hardware, from the fundamentals of computers to in-depth insights into personal computer components, memory, and printers. Students will gain hands-on experience through practical sessions and troubleshooting exercises.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  1. Lectures: In-depth classroom lectures to understand the theoretical aspects of hardware engineering.
  2. Hands-on Practical Sessions: Practical training on assembling, disassembling, and troubleshooting computer hardware components.
  3. Case Studies: Analyzing real-world hardware issues and solving them.
  4. Guest Lectures: Industry experts sharing insights and trends in the hardware industry.
  5. Group Projects: Collaborative projects to apply the knowledge gained in real-world scenarios.
  6. Assessments: Regular assessments to evaluate understanding and progress.
  7. Field Visits: Visits to computer hardware shops and repair centers for exposure to industry practices.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • Career Growth: Hardware engineers are in demand in various industries, including IT, electronics, and telecommunications. This course provides the necessary skills to secure jobs in these sectors.
  • Self-Employment: Graduates can start their own computer repair and assembly businesses, catering to the growing need for reliable hardware services.

Course Contents: Module 1: Fundamentals of Computer

  • Understanding the basic components and functions of computers.
  • Types of computers and their applications.

Module 2: Personal/Micro Computers

  • Overview of personal computers.
  • Main parts of a PC: CPU box, monitor, and peripherals.
  • Inside the CPU box: motherboard, I/O cards, cables, storage devices, and optical drives.

Module 3: Motherboard in Detail

  • Nomenclature and technology of motherboards.
  • CPU types: AMD, Intel, Cyrix.
  • Troubleshooting CPU problems.
  • Chipsets: AMD, Intel, VIA, SIS, OPTI.
  • Legacy and support ICS.

Module 4: Memory

  • Basic concepts of memory.
  • Types of memory: RAM and ROM.
  • Memory chips: RAM, ROM, EPROM.
  • Logical and physical organization of memory.
  • Cache memory and its importance.

Module 5: PC Assembly and CMOS Setup and Troubleshooting

  • Assembling a PC: step-by-step process.
  • Identifying cables and components.
  • Mounting the motherboard.
  • Installing cards, devices, and cables.
  • CMOS setup and troubleshooting techniques.

Module 6: Basics of Printers

  • Types of printers and their printing mechanisms.
  • How printers work.
  • Understanding inkjet and laser printers.
  • Fonts and typefaces.
  • Troubleshooting common printer issues.

Please note that the course content can be modified based on the specific requirements of learners or location. This syllabus is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation in hardware engineering for Indian students, and it can be adapted as needed to meet the unique needs of the target audience.

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