City College Plymouth

FdSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Engineering Mathematics (CITY1077)

      To develop the student's mathematical ability and to apply principles to the solution of engineering problems and to make use of mathematical computer based packages

    • Engineering Science 1 (CITY1078)

      An introduction to mechanical principles, energy transfer and AC electrical theory. Mechanical principles including solid mechanics, statics, dynamics and mechanical vibrations. Modes of heat transfer and energy losses. Electrical principles and single phase AC theory.

    • Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits (CITY1079)

      This module provides learners with a practical understanding of a range of digital and analogue devices and circuits in common use within Electrical/Electronic Engineering Systems. Students will analyse the operational principles associated with a number of fundamental electronic building blocks and will consolidate their learning through the practical build, testing and presentation of real circuits.

    • Project Design and Business Management. (CITY1080)

      This module introduces concepts of current energy/business/project management techniques in accordance with current professional practice within the engineering sector. The module is project and case study based, investigating different industrial scenarios.

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Electrical & Electronic Principles (CITY1081)

      This module covers the Electrical Principles which learners in many branches of Electrical and Electronic Engineering need to understand. It builds on the elements of basic circuit theory and provides the basis for further study in the more specialist areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

    • Microprocessor Systems & High Level Programming (CITY1082)

      This unit is intended to give learners an understanding of the general principles and concepts of programming in high level language, to create and test simple programs capable of interfacing with external hardware.

    • Electrical Power (CITY2075)

      This module provides introduction to the principles, techniques and applications of electrical power engineering. The student will evaluate and analyse conventional and alternative electricity generation and utilisation, distribution, energy management and control systems. The student will also analyse AC and DC motors and generators, single and poly-phase transformers and associated device protection.

    • Further Analogue Electronics (CITY2076)

      This module extends the theory and practice of analogue circuits covered in previous studies. It will aim to link previously learnt theory into the practice of designing, building and testing real analogue circuits to given specifications.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Further Digital Electronics (CITY2077)

      This module is intended to develop combinational and sequential logic design techniques, making use of industry standard Electronic CAD tools, and to introduce software for Programmable Logic Devices.

    • Applications of Power Electronics (CITY2078)

      This module provides introduction to the principles, techniques and applications of power electronics. After an initial exploration of power device characteristics and application the student will be evaluate and analyse electronic power circuits for the control of AC/DC motors, Inverters, SMPU, industrial control and protection.

    • Work Based Learning Project (CITY2079)

      This module enables students to gain specific skills in the design, build, test and evaluation of an engineering project. Thereafter the student will be given the opportunity to develop aspects of project design to include additional technical elements or functions. Generic skills include the use of industry standard CAD tools, project construction and software development. Emphasis will be placed upon preparation for real world work related projects.

    • Industrial Control and Mechatronics (CITY2081)

      This module will introduce a multidisciplinary view of typical mechatronic systems integrating a number of engineering disciplines. Learners will analyse individual elements before identifying the interface and control methods used to combine those elements into a complete system. Learners will then apply formal design methodologies to implement and test a simple mechatronic system.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact City College Plymouth to apply for this course:

City College Plymouth

Tel: +441752305300

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from the University of Plymouth, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.
Plymouth students working on a group project