BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-up)

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time

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Overview

The BSc Top-up programme is designed to be followed after the completion of an HND NQF level in Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or closely related field. This programme also provides a forward route for BEng students who have been unable to progress directly to BEng level 6 status.

The BSc programmes is organised from a subset of the school's Level 5 and 6 modules. The BSc Top-up programme is intended to provide, to those to qualify for entry, with the further learning outcomes so that they further meet the educational requirements for Incorporated Engineers.

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Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

The BSc Top-up in EEE programme is offered as full-time spread across 2 semesters (1 year). The detailed structure is shown below.

Semester 1

  • Analogue Electronics (EEE_5_AEL)
    This module develops advanced techniques in analogue electronic design covering discrete (BJT / FET) and opamp related circuitry design, simulation, prototyping and testing. The aim of this module is to develop broad knowledge and experience in analogue circuit design from first principles and using SPICE related tools. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Renewable Energy Engineering (EEE_6_REE)
    This module provides a deep understanding of modern communication theory, performance analysis and design of various communication systems. It also gives an overview of recent progress in broadband access technologies and evolution of wireless communication systems. Lectures cover concepts of transmission media, classification of communication systems, microwave transmission lines, fundamentals of antennas, radio wave propagation through space, modulation and multiplexing techniques, configurations of typical microwave transmission links/systems, power budget analysis, wireless transmission impairments, architectures and implementation of present and future wireless communication systems, respectively. Particular emphasis is given to design approaches and applications of current wireless communication systems.
  • Biomedical Electronics (EEE_6_BEL)
    This module aims to provide students with the in-depth understanding of modern medical electronics. Through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions, the module describes how biomedical electronics are used, and exemplar applications are discussed.

Semester 2

  • Communication Systems and Wireless Technologies (EEE_6_CWT)
    This module provides a deep understanding of modern communication theory, performance analysis and design of various communication systems. It also gives an overview of recent progress in broadband access technologies and evolution of wireless communication systems. Lectures cover concepts of transmission media, classification of communication systems, microwave transmission lines, fundamentals of antennas, radio wave propagation through space, modulation and multiplexing techniques, configurations of typical microwave transmission links/systems, power budget analysis, wireless transmission impairments, architectures and implementation of present and future wireless communication systems, respectively. Particular emphasis is given to design approaches and applications of current wireless communication systems.
  • Embedded Systems and The Internet of Things (EEE_6_ESI)
    This module presents the nature and characteristics of embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). It presents techniques for embedded applications, parallel input and output, serial communication, interfacing, interrupt handling, applications involving data acquisition, control, sensors, and actuators, embedded micro controllers, implementation strategies for complex embedded systems. It is discussed advanced challenges in embedded systems design using contemporary practice; interrupt driven, reactive, real-time, object-oriented and distributed client/server embedded systems. It is further discussed how IoT connects devices and various systems aiming to understand that it is a network of multiple connected physical objects, the things, involving myriad of applications.
  • BSc Project
    The individual BSc project requires students to plan, execute, review and report upon a major piece of technical work directly related to their degree discipline. In this regard, it provides students with the opportunity to develop a high degree of subject specific expertise.

Employability

This course will prepare you for a career within many fields of electrical and electronic engineering where electronic systems are in use, such as embedded control systems where large scale integrated circuits are developed ad-hoc and/or integrated with programmed solutions into a whole system to automate the control of complex processes.

Employability Service

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.

Teaching and learning

Our teaching staff have a great deal of experience. Whether they are teaching, carrying out research or involved in consultancy, they have the skills to make a difference to all our students. You will learn in a modern, well-equipped environment complete with sophisticated technology.


The course is delivered with the traditional approach of lectures in lecture theatres and practical work in workshop and labs with electronic equipment. Session for so-called tutorials is also timetabled. Roughly each 20-credit module has around 4 or 5 hours of contact time per week over a period of 13 weeks or around 52-65 hours per semester.  Lectures is for all students while workshops are for groups no larger than 30 students. Lectures are recorded and all material is distributed via vle.lsbu.ac.uk portal.


Modules are assessed by exam and/or coursework so that the balance overall is around 60% of coursework and 40% in written examinations.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the BSc EEE Top-up FT course applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:

Full-Time Students

  • HND, Foundation Degree in related subject, or
  • Equivalent L5 qualification worth 240 credits in related subject.
  • An overseas qualification assessed by UK ENIC as equivalent to at least BTEC HND in a closely-related subject and an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

Course status

  • Accreditation and Course validation status

    This course is validated by London South Bank University. Applications are being accepted.

How to apply

International students

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

Home applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
5792
Application method

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.

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Applicant events

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Enrolment

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 Enrolment pages.

Fees and funding

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 and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

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

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

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.

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

Contact information

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