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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BTEC HND

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Overview

Engineered success

BTEC HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers a broad base of core modules with the opportunity to select some modules in your second year. This will enable you to become rapidly established in your chosen field. You'll gain a lot of experience in using industry standard equipment and simulation packages.

The course starts with learning to design, construct and test many standard digital and analogue circuits. Coverage then progresses to the design of multistage and programmable circuits for use in larger system applications, where computer and microprocessor interfacing becomes more important.

Why Electrical and Electronic Engineering at LSBU?

No. 1 London modern university for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Guardian League Table 2018).
We have a panel of advisers from the industry, to help ensure our course coverage is up-to-date and relevant to employment needs.
Engineering Applications and Industrial Studies will introduce you to industrial and commercial practice, as well as encourage you to develop your report writing, communication, team working and project planning skills.
Many career options: few parts of our life don't owe at least something to the work of electrical and electronics engineers.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

  • Kathleen Rosier, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Kathleen Rosier, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Kathleen first joined LSBU as a part-time student studying an HND. She has since progressed on to a full degree and looking forward to the challenges of a Masters and moving towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

  • Robot Detectives

    Robot Detectives

    LSBU holds an international reputation as a world leader in the use of robotics in non-destructive testing and developing intelligent robotic systems. Groundbreaking projects have ranged from building wall climbing robots to robots that work under water and oil.

Modules

On completion of this course you'll be well equipped with a knowledge of electronics systems’ design techniques and their application in areas such as control, telecommunications and consumer products. This course covers:

  • electrical systems
  • microcontrollers
  • control systems
  • communications
  • mathematics
  • industrial and commercial studies
  • analysis
  • software engineering
  • engineering principles

Methods of assessment for course overall: 31% coursework.

  • Electrical principles (DC and AC)
    These introductory modules aim to give you a sound understanding of the basic circuit theory that will be required for the rest of the course. These modules will provide you with the basic concepts of electrical engineering. They will lead you to the understanding of the basic principles desired for all electrical and electronic engineers and will provide you with the knowledge of electrical engineering systems and building blocks, and the practical and analytical concepts involved in their design and operation. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Mathematics
    This introductory module aims to give you a sound understanding of the basic mathematics that will be required for the rest of the course. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Industrial studies
    This is a skills-based module that will allow you to develop an understanding of the industrial and commercial context of engineering, with particular reference to standards and innovation. It will also cover the development of practical skills, working as part of a team, handling information, project planning and management; and report-writing and presentation skills. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Engineering applications 1(for full-time mode)
    This module will allow you to gain experience with circuit design and its supporting requirements. Through a hands-on approach and repeated reinforcement, you'll encounter basic circuit theory and design, evolving from hands-on mathematical logbook designs and CAD simulation to the physical design and testing of your designed circuit. The module will emphasise the design, operation and construction of a number of electronic circuits. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Engineering applications 1 (for part-time mode - work-based)
    This is a work-based module available only to students who are in relevant employment, as agreed with the module co-ordinator and/or course director. This descriptor is written in general terms as there is a wide variety of jobs within engineering that are likely to relevant to this module. (I'd exclude this part) You should be employed on tasks that require practical hands-on working that calls on higher-level engineering knowledge and skills. This work should require individual initiative rather than being closely directed and should call on a variety of different skills. You should reflect on your day-to-day work and be able to place it in the context of your studies on the rest of the course. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Software engineering
    This module introduces the syntaxes and programming skills of computer language C++, together with software engineering principles. The module is delivered in the way of 2 hours teaching, 2 hours computer workshops and 2 hours tutorials per week. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Digital Techniques
    This module introduces the design and analysis of combinational and sequential logic circuits using standard CMOS logic, underpinned with a sound grounding in Boolean logic and associated analytical techniques. Workshops provide the opportunity to build and fault-find combinational and sequential logic circuits. The module is assessed by 50% coursework and 50% exam. 
  • Analogue electronics
    This module will cover basic analogue electronic circuit design and applications along with an introduction to mixed signal systems involving analogue and digital circuit techniques. CAD will be used to enable students to simulate circuit design and testing processes. The module is assessed by 50% coursework and 50% exam. 
  • Software engineering
    This module introduces the syntaxes and programming skills of computer language C++, together with software engineering principles. The module is delivered in the way of 2 hours teaching, 2 hours computer workshops and 2 hours tutorials per week. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Microprocessor systems
    This module will provide information on operation and programming of microprocessor systems. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Control engineering
    This module deals with the observation, description, analysis and design of the control systems consisting of continuous-time control systems and on-off control systems (PLC). After learning this programme, you may be able to pursue further studies for higher degrees or to undertake analysis and design of projects with control theory and skills acquired in class and workshop. The module is delivered in the way of 2 hours teaching, 2 hours computer workshops and 2 hours tutorials per week. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Engineering applications 2 (for full-time mode)
    The work for the final year HND project will start in the first semester and will cover the basics of project planning and management and project design. Construction of the project will take place in the second semester. The module will allow you to develop the skills needed for hardware projects. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Engineering applications 2 (for part-time mode - work-based)
    This is a work-based module available only to students who are in relevant employment, as agreed with the module co-ordinator and/or course director. This descriptor is written in general terms as there is a wide variety of jobs within engineering that are likely to relevant to this module. (I'd exclude this part) You should be employed on tasks that require practical hands-on working that calls on higher-level engineering knowledge and skills. This work should require individual initiative rather than being closely directed and should call on a variety of different skills. You should reflect on your day-to-day work and be able to place it in the context of your studies on the rest of the course. Assessment method: 100% coursework.
  • Computer systems and networks
    This module consists of two separate parts. The first part aims to teach you the general principles of computer networks systems to include hardware and interfacing, as well as the network operating systems and software components. Brief coverage of networking system components will be presented to include Unix and Windows network operating systems. This should enable you to enter the workplace with an understanding of network hardware and software components, causes for potential bottlenecks, how to resolve them and an overall grasp of Network Operating systems services. The second part of this module will present a thorough treatment of the structure and function of computers. Its purpose is to present the nature and characteristics of modern day computer systems and will cover the core knowledge areas of computer engineering. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • Electrical technology
    This module provides a sound understanding of the important building blocks in electrical systems and apparatus, such as transformers and machines, as well as the important building blocks in power electronics. Electrical machines will be studied, and also some of their typical electronic control apparatus so that you're able to understand their chief characteristics and the areas in which they find application. In the laboratory workshop you'll study the systems in operation and have an opportunity to examine their characteristics. Assessment methods: 20% coursework, 80% exam.
  • Electrical building services
    This module provides an understanding of the important building blocks in electrical building services engineering and apparatus such as transformers, machines, transmission and distribution systems, as well as the important building blocks in power engineering. Electrical generation, distribution and utilisation will be studied, and also some of their typical computerised control systems, so that you're able to understand their chief characteristics and the areas in which they find application. The module will also include design and application of lifts and their control systems in buildings, lighting calculations and design, and lightning protection for buildings. In the laboratory workshops you'll produce designs for on plant sizing, lighting, lift and lightning protection for several environments. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.

Employability

The course will enable you to develop a wide range of employability skills through focussing on the combination of fundamental understanding and methods of application.

Recent students from this course have gone onto roles in the transport, entertainment, medical, public sector and public service and supply industries.

Continuing to degree level qualifications

If you perform well at HND level you may transfer onto our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or BEng Computer Systems and Networks.

Students who complete this course are also eligible to apply for one of our top-up BSc courses in engineering.

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Dr Sandra Dudley

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Director of Research and Enterprise

Sandra specialises in the areas of radio and optical communication system design, assistive living and sensor systems and is a member of the School Academic Standards Committee.


Dr Paul Klimo

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Paul is Course Director of the MSc in Mechatronics, Robotics and Embedded Systems.


Dr Saim Memon

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Dr Saim is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering. He is a Fellow of HEA and has a qualified teacher status with GTCS. He specialises in solar energy materials for sustainable low-carbon buildings and smart vacuum insulated windows.


Prof. Haricharan (Hari) Reehal

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Acting Director of Research and Enterprise, School of Engineering; Head of the Advanced Materials research group

Hari is Acting Director of Research and Enterprise in the School of Engineering. His research is focussed in the areas of photovoltaics (PV) and novel materials for renewable energy generation.


Facilities

You'll learn to use the latest computer interfacing technologies in our National Instruments Laboratory. Sponsored by National Instruments, the laboratory contains virtual instrument workstations using software including Multisim, Ultiboard and Labview.

Read more about our laboratories and industry-standard software.

Teaching and learning

Our teaching staff have a great amount of experience. Whether they're teaching, carrying out research or involved in consultancy, they have the skills to make a difference to you. You'll learn in a modern, well-equipped environment complete with sophisticated technology.

Approach to learning

You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Taking on both group and individual projects, we assess your work through a mixture of coursework and exams, with project and laboratory work counting towards your final award. We also teach you the life skills of effective communication, problem solving, project planning and team working that will set you apart and give you the best chance of getting the job you want after you graduate.

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures, seminars and lab-based study Self-directed study
Year 1 28% 72%
Year 2 32% 68%

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level DDD or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MMP or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 24 Merits and 21 Passes or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 74 UCAS points
  • Level 3 qualifications must include Maths or Physical Science
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Start date
September
Application code
006H
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start date
September
Application code
4150
Application method

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.

International students can either apply through UCAS or directly to LSBU. See the international how to apply page for details.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 511Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £18500
International £26250
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £6935International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 4150Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £13870
International £26250

Fee prices

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4%.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

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Applicant events

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Enrolling

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.

 
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