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Overview

Electrical/Electronic Engineers are in high demand. Why? Just look at the world around you.

Whether it's the mobile phone in your pocket, the electrical vehicles like Tesla's on our streets, or the fly-by-wire aircraft that take you on your holidays. All these and many more devices and systems are underpinned with electronics. So as an engineer, you need to know how these work, and this is what we'll teach you.

There will be so many options open to you after completing this course. You could progress onto our Level 3, an Advanced Apprenticeship or into employment. So you could find yourself working for companies such Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Rolls-Royce and Network Rail or sectors ranging from telecommunications, transport, aerospace and automotive.

It's a great time to train to be an electrical/electronic engineer!

Read about how a successful team of our electrical engineering students win a prestigious national competition https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/688-engineering-students-win-again-at-the-uk-industrial-cadets-awards-2019

Course description

Modern engineering requires an increasing level of interaction between engineering disciplines that have traditionally been considered to be largely seperate. Employers are consequently seeking engineers and technicians with a wide knowledge of many fields, rather than a specialised knowledge in one particular area.

The Level 2 Fast Track Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme provides you with a broad engineering education that covers a wide range of electrical & electronic engineering subjects. You'll learn the principles which underpin electronics and then you'll work in the electronics laboratory to put theory into practice, building and testing a number of different circuits. Along the way you’ll learn how to use a range of measurement and test equipment such as oscilloscopes and multimeters.

Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to go on trips to engineering organisations to see how they operate. You’ll also attend guest talks from real-world engineers currently working in industry or academia.

Staff Profile – Mrs. Morvarid Feizollahian, Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering: In 2014, I graduated with a First class Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical and Control Engineering. I have spent a year in MAPNA as a control engineer designing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). In 2018, I graduated with Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester. My research interests include designing robust controllers for a Quadrotor system against disturbance and uncertainty. I started working for South and City College Birmingham in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I am teaching a variety of engineering courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 5. My programming skills includes C, C++, Java, computer Vision and Matlab. I am also an expert in Simulink, Proteous, PLC, and National Instrument (NI) LabVIEW.

What areas will I study?

In addition to the core electrical & electronic engineering topics, units covered include:

  • The engineering world
  • Investigating an engineered product
  • Health and safety in engineering
  • Engineering materials
  • Interpreting and using engineering information
  • Mathematics for engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering assembly
  • Introduction to communications for engineering

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £1000.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.