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Overview

Have you always been interested in how devices such as mobile phones and games consoles work?

On this course we'll teach you! You'll learn a wide range of topics to give you a good understanding of electronics. You'll take that knowledge into the electronics laboratory where you'll be designing, building and testing circuits using a suite of measurement and test equipment such as oscilloscopes and multimeters.

When you complete this course, you’ll have many options ahead of you. You can progress onto Level 3, an Advanced Apprenticeship, or into employment.

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

You could find yourself working for companies such as JLR, Rolls-Royce and ZF TRW. Most engineering sectors require electrical/electronic engineers. So you could find yourself working in aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, to name but a few sectors.

Course description

Our unique Level 2 two-year Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme is designed to support you in achieving a Level 2 qualification in engineering by embedding a skills development and employability programme into your engineering course. From day one we'll begin preparing you, not just with the technical knowledge required by the industry, but also with the additional skills employers expect from their employees.

You will experience an interactive way of learning. Practical and experimental classes offer you hands-on experience to complement your course's more theoretical modules, while innovative design-build-test projects replace the more traditional lesson and workshop sessions.

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 – Dr. Nnamdi Nwanekezie, Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering: I am currently working in the School of Engineering at South and City College Birmingham, Bournville campus. I possess a Doctorate degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Radio and Mobile Communications Systems both from the University of Hertfordshire. I also hold a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering which I acquired in Nigeria prior to my relocation to the UK in 2009. My area of specialism is in wireless communication networks and signal processing in telecommunications. I am a researcher and lecturer with lots of experience in the industry and all levels of post-secondary school education. Some of my work could be found at the IEEEXplore website and of course at the college, where I have made a huge impact in the lives of our upcoming young engineers.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

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

The Skills Development and Employability programme will develop your organisational skills, time-management and team-working skills in addition to the many more skills employers seek in the engineering sector.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2021, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2021, Duration: 2 Academic years £750.00 Exam Fee:£236 2 Academic years 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+ 7 September 2021, Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years 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.