Careers and employability
Graduating from LSBU's School of Engineering will provide you with not only a degree, but skills and competencies in your chosen area. Our graduates have gone on to find challenging and rewarding careers in sectors that include telecommunications, retail, small and medium-sized enterprises, financial services and the public sector, to name just a few.
Our courses are accredited or developed in partnership with the leading professional accrediting bodies - in particular the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
Strength of the industry
Research undertaken by the e-skills council in 2012 showed that IT and Telecoms play a large role in working Britain, with a workforce of around 1.5 million. Of these, 862,700 people work in IT and Telecoms products and services, and 673,900 are IT and Telecoms professionals working for organisations outside IT and Telecoms industries. Indeed, the IT sector now employs one in 20 of all jobs in the UK. It's fair to say that careers in IT have never been so important.
Our graduates have secured enviable positions as data administrators, project coordinators, technical service coordinators, IT managers, IT Directors, IT systems team leaders, data scientists, business intelligence analysts and e-commerce technical managers. They work in a variety of different industries, such as healthcare, retail, transport and finance.
All of our individual course entries have associated careers information: search our courses.
LSBU's Employability Service offers advice on how to shape your career. This complete service provides free professional information, advice and guidance while you study at LSBU and for up to two years after you graduate.
LSBU's engineering students take on Constructionarium 2019
13 May 2019
LSBU students take top three designs at Pro2Pac Design Challenge 2019
24 April 2019
LSBU research project, CEDaCI, wins Interreg funding
23 April 2019
Engineering student wins award for London’s best robot
12 April 2019
Smart Energy Network study launches at London South Bank University
27 March 2019
Branching out: LSBU research fellow tours universities UK-wide to promote The Great Competition
14 January 2019
Engineering students win big at the Engineering Sketches Prize
13 December 2018
Research project at LSBU takes coveted award
13 December 2018
£10,000 win for LSBU student’s water heating solution
14 November 2018