BEng (Hons) ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (WITH FOUNDATION YEAR)

UK Fees

£9250.00

Int. Fees

£15900.00

Overview

Intergrated Foundation Year

The integrated foundation year is distinctive in the way students are prepared with the specific knowledge and skills required to progress onto the BEng programme at LSBU. The foundation year is designed to respond to the differing needs of students, particularly those from local areas in accordance with the policies and practice of equal opportunities.

The content is designed to help students to develop academic, study and practical skills needed at foundation level, including a combination of core engineering modules associated with the provision of study and laboratory skills, mathematics, engineering science and scientific principles and with the specialist engineering subject enabling students to progress to BSc and BEng courses offered by the Division of Engineering they wish to pursue.

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeH70F Application method UCAS

Course Accreditations

  • IET

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

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Entry Level Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A Level DD or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MPP or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with Pass or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 64 UCAS points
  • 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.

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

United Kingdom

£9250.00

Tuition fees for home students

International

£15900.00

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

  • Full-time

    full-time

    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £9250.00 International fee: £15900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 5919 Session code: 1FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000.00
    UK (including any optional years): £37000.00
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600.00
    International (including any optional years): £63600.00

    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £9250.00 International fee: £15900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 5919 Session code: 2FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000.00
    UK (including any optional years): £37000.00
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600.00
    International (including any optional years): £63600.00

    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £9250.00 International fee: £15900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 5919 Session code: 3FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000.00
    UK (including any optional years): £37000.00
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600.00
    International (including any optional years): £63600.00

    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £0.00 International fee: £0.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 5919 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000.00
    UK (including any optional years): £37000.00
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600.00
    International (including any optional years): £63600.00

    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 5

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £9250.00 International fee: £15900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 5919 Session code: 5FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK (excluding any optional years): £37000.00
    UK (including any optional years): £37000.00
    International (excluding any optional years): £63600.00
    International (including any optional years): £63600.00

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.

International students

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

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 4 years Start date September Application code H70F Application method UCAS

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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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.

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.

Foundation Year

Semester 1

  • Applied Mathematics
    This module provides you with the mathematical knowledge and skills to support study of BEng programmes. The module covers basic algebra, liner and simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, and graphical methods.
  • Scientific Principles for Engineering
    The module will cover the principles of chemistry and physics, at a level between GCSE and A-level. It will introduce you to a range of skills required in both chemical and physical sciences, as appropriate to your intended programme of study.
  • Study & Laboratory Skills
    The module introduces study skills considering both individual and team-working skills. It will also introduce you to your own Personal Development Planning process. This module will enable you develop and use appropriate safe working practices in the workshop or laboratory environment specific to your subject/discipline.
  • Semester 2

  • Mathematics for Engineering
    This module will provide you with the mathematical knowledge and skill necessary for transition to level 4 study of engineering subjects. You’ll attend lectures and tutorial where worked exercises will be undertaken. Where possible, the statistical content will introduce the use of statistical packages and the presentation of real-life data sets
  • Engineering Science
    This module is aimed at extending your science knowledge in preparation or continuing on your engineering degree. It will cover general applied physical, including fluids, electrics, dynamics, statics, heat, and energy
  • Practical Electronics
  • This module covers an introduction to practical electronics. Laboratory bench work explores the concepts of simple series resistor networks, potential divider, internal resistance, power transfer, Kirchoff’s law, Wheatstone Bridge, diode characteristics and operational amplifiers. The module concludes with a circuit design project including simple IC circuit design, software simulation and assembly on board.

Year 1 (FT)

  • Engineering Mathematics and Modelling
    This module consolidates the mathematical skills that underpin the BEng engineering degrees. It is specifically designed to cater for the wide differences in mathematical background of 1st year engineering students. Mathematics background is necessary to produce a competent electronic and computer systems engineer. Additionally, it aims to introduce students to the Matlab computing environment.  Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Object-Oriented Programming C++
    This module introduces the syntaxes and semantics of programming language C++ and teaches students the intellectual knowledge in programming principles and programming skills with Object Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques. The practical skills include C++ program design with OOP and the use of the compiling tools for editing, compiling, linking and executing programs in workshops. After learning this module, students can pursue other software engineering and advanced programming courses and use OOP techniques to solve simple engineering problems. This module aims to provide students with intermediate proficiency in the use of the C++ programming languages and further to write efficient OOP programs making use of data classes. Assessment methods: 100% coursework.
  • Electrical Circuit Analysis
    This module is developed to provide students the knowledge of analysing DC and AC electrical circuits. It provides cornerstone skills required in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, computer systems engineering and mechanical engineering. The course content covers electrical units, measuring instruments, series/parallel DC circuit analysis, storage elements analysis, AC waveforms, R, L, C, RL and RLC AC circuits with phasor analysis, electromagnetism, equivalent circuit of single phase transformer and three phase circuits including Star/Delta winding configurations and analysing the power in the balanced star/delta connected loads with symmetrical three phase supplies. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Digital Logic Design
    The module covers the fundamental theory for the design of and the practical uses of digital electronics in the two design domains of combinational logic design and sequential logic design. The process of developing digital logic design is modelled using Hardware Description Languages (HDL). The module studies hardware devices to build circuits for digital logic designs and tools to support the design and analysis of those circuits; these include standard logic gates and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). The module covers common design blocks such as adders, encoders, comparators, data selectors, flip-flops, counters, registers. The module shows the design and implementation of full digital systems typically based around finite state machines from description in HDL to implementation using FPGA technology. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.  
  • Electronic Principles
    This module introduces the physics of semiconductor devices by exploring basic atomic theory, the flow of charge in materials, conduction mechanisms involved, the formation of bipolar semiconductor junctions, energy band diagrams, breakdown mechanisms and the operation of these solid-state devices (e.g. diodes and transistors). Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Design and Practice
    This is a common module for all undergraduate year one engineering students. It provides core study skills, contextualised for engineering students. The module addresses the following: Design activities, team work, creative problem solving, project management, sustainable development principles, personal development planning, report writing communication, Computer-Aided Design (CAD),  Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designs and supports employability and transferable skills. The aim of the module is for students to begin their engagement with engineering design and with studying engineering in Higher Education. Assessment methods: 100% coursework.

Year 2 (FT)

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling
    This module covers undergraduate advanced engineering mathematics to enable you to consider and model a variety of relevant engineering problems (e.g. electrical, mechanical, petroleum, chemical, computer, civil). Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Circuits, Signals and Systems
    This module introduces methods to mathematically model circuits, signals and systems required for the engineering of electrical, electronic, telecommunication and control systems. It shows how to model and analyse complex signals with Fourier series, Fourier transforms and Laplace Transforms. The direct and indirect method of convolution is used to find the time response of systems to given inputs. First and second order LTI dynamical systems are modelled with transfer functions and their zero-state and zero-input responses predicted when the inputs are any function of time. The frequency responses of some common LTI two port filter circuits are studied. A MATLAB/SIMULINK workshop enables understanding of signal synthesis using the Fourier series, finding the frequency spectra of complex and noisy signals using FFT, and the time response and the frequency response of systems. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • Principles of Control
    This module aims to give a sound understanding of a range of topics in Control Systems Engineering. It will impart methods to model and analyse dynamical systems met in the engineering of systems such as robotics, automobiles, aircraft, automatic machinery, chemical process plant, etc. It will teach you to determine the stability of a system and to predict system responses in the time domain (transient and steady state) and in the frequency domain, as well as to handle the interconnection of many Single Input Single Output systems connected in feedback and feed forward configurations. The module will provide you with methods to specify supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and to modify the behaviour of a given system by using feedback control to improve stability, to make the system act quickly and precisely, and to reduce the effect of disturbances. Learning will be supported by a laboratory workshop that enables the study of control systems using both analysis methods and computer simulation using MATLAB and SIMULINK. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • Analogue Electronics
    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.
  • Embedded Software Design
    This module concentrates on teaching students to understand the basics of embedded systems hardware and software, and to develop the techniques in data acquisition and manipulation required for instrumentation and control applications. Embedded systems hardware and software design for rapid electronic prototyping will be covered. Further, it will solidify lectures with experimental assignment projects based on Arduino microcontroller kits. Specifically, the module will focus on practical interfacing, coding (in C/C++), signal acquisition, processing and display. There will be an independent open-brief project in the last part of the module intended to test the student’s embedded systems design and problem solving skills. Assessment methods: 100% coursework..
  • Professional Practice and Team Design Project
    This is a skills-based module developing students' understanding of the design process within engineering, including factors that need to be taken into account in identifying and meeting requirements for new products, i.e. outcomes of processes; working within Regulatory, professional and Standards requirements; developing practical skills; working as part of a team; handling information; project planning and management; and report-writing and presentation skills. Assessment methods: 100% coursework.

Year 3 (FT)

Optional placement year

Year 4 (FT)

  • Renewable Energy Engineering
    This module establishes the students’ knowledge in all types of renewable energy systems. It provides cornerstone renewable energy engineering skills required in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering and electrical power engineering. The contents entails calculations and measurement methods of solar radiation and the theory of photovoltaics and its performance parameters. These will be applied in designing and analysing the photovoltaic technologies. This module also enlightens the design, development and performance analyses of wind energy technologies. Students’ will also advance their knowledge of smart grid interconnected wind energy and photovoltaic systems, supported by workshop experiments.
  • Communication Systems and Wireless Technologies
    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
    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.
  • Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things
    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.
  • BEng Project
    The individual major 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. This module differentiates from others on the course taken due to the high degree of autonomous study expected. This flexibility should be seen as an opportunity to explore new areas of interest and to acquire new and often unexpected skills. The work undertaken within the project will require students to develop their own methodologies in advance of presenting solutions to the studied problem.

Year 1 (PT)

  • Design and Practice
    This is a common module for all undergraduate year one engineering students. It provides core study skills, contextualised for engineering students. The module addresses the following: Design activities, teamwork, creative problem solving, project management, sustainable development principles, personal development planning, report writing communication, Computer-Aided Design (CAD),  Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designs and supports employability and transferable skills. The aim of the module is for students to begin their engagement with engineering design and with studying engineering in Higher Education.
    Assessment methods: 100% coursework.
  • Engineering Mathematics and Modelling
    This module consolidates the mathematical skills that underpin the BEng engineering degrees. It is specifically designed to cater for the wide differences in mathematical background of 1st year engineering students. Mathematics background is necessary to produce a competent electronic and computer systems engineer. Additionally, it aims to introduce students to the Matlab computing environment.  Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Object-Oriented Programming C++
    This module introduces the syntaxes and semantics of programming language C++ and teaches students the intellectual knowledge in programming principles and programming skills with Object Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques. The practical skills include C++ program design with OOP and the use of the compiling tools for editing, compiling, linking and executing programs in workshops. After learning this module, students can pursue other software engineering and advanced programming courses and use OOP techniques to solve simple engineering problems. This module aims to provide students with intermediate proficiency in the use of the C++ programming languages and further to write efficient OOP programs making use of data classes. Assessment methods: 100% coursework.
  • Electrical Circuit Analysis
    This module is developed to provide students the knowledge of analysing DC and AC electrical circuits. It provides cornerstone skills required in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering, computer systems engineering and mechanical engineering. The course content covers electrical units, measuring instruments, series/parallel DC circuit analysis, storage elements analysis, AC waveforms, R, L, C, RL and RLC AC circuits with phasor analysis, electromagnetism, equivalent circuit of single phase transformer and three phase circuits including Star/Delta winding configurations and analysing the power in the balanced star/delta connected loads with symmetrical three phase supplies. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.

Year 2 (PT)

  • Digital Logic Design
    The module covers the fundamental theory for the design of and the practical uses of digital electronics in the two design domains of combinational logic design and sequential logic design. The process of developing digital logic design is modelled using Hardware Description Languages (HDL). The module studies hardware devices to build circuits for digital logic designs and tools to support the design and analysis of those circuits; these include standard logic gates and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). The module covers common design blocks such as adders, encoders, comparators, data selectors, flip-flops, counters, registers. The module shows the design and implementation of full digital systems typically based around finite state machines from description in HDL to implementation using FPGA technology. Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.  
  • Electronic Principles
    This module introduces the physics of semiconductor devices by exploring basic atomic theory, the flow of charge in materials, conduction mechanisms involved, the formation of bipolar semiconductor junctions, energy band diagrams, breakdown mechanisms and the operation of these solid-state devices (e.g. diodes and transistors). Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling
    This module covers undergraduate advanced engineering mathematics to enable you to consider and model a variety of relevant engineering problems (e.g. electrical, mechanical, petroleum, chemical, computer, civil). Assessment methods: 50% coursework, 50% exam.
  • Circuits, Signals and Systems
    This module introduces methods to mathematically model circuits, signals and systems required for the engineering of electrical, electronic, telecommunication and control systems. It shows how to model and analyse complex signals with Fourier series, Fourier transforms and Laplace Transforms. The direct and indirect method of convolution is used to find the time response of systems to given inputs. First and second order LTI dynamical systems are modelled with transfer functions and their zero-state and zero-input responses predicted when the inputs are any function of time. The frequency responses of some common LTI two port filter circuits are studied. A MATLAB/SIMULINK workshop enables understanding of signal synthesis using the Fourier series, finding the frequency spectra of complex and noisy signals using FFT, and the time response and the frequency response of systems. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • Principles of Control
    This module aims to give a sound understanding of a range of topics in Control Systems Engineering. It will impart methods to model and analyse dynamical systems met in the engineering of systems such as robotics, automobiles, aircraft, automatic machinery, chemical process plant, etc. It will teach you to determine the stability of a system and to predict system responses in the time domain (transient and steady state) and in the frequency domain, as well as to handle the interconnection of many Single Input Single Output systems connected in feedback and feed forward configurations. The module will provide you with methods to specify supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and to modify the behaviour of a given system by using feedback control to improve stability, to make the system act quickly and precisely, and to reduce the effect of disturbances. Learning will be supported by a laboratory workshop that enables the study of control systems using both analysis methods and computer simulation using MATLAB and SIMULINK. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.

Year 3 (PT)

  • Analogue Electronics
    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.
  • Embedded Software Design
    This module concentrates on teaching students to understand the basics of embedded systems hardware and software, and to develop the techniques in data acquisition and manipulation required for instrumentation and control applications. Embedded systems hardware and software design for rapid electronic prototyping will be covered. Further, it will solidify lectures with experimental assignment projects based on Arduino micro controller kits. Specifically, the module will focus on practical interfacing, coding (in C/C++), signal acquisition, processing and display. There will be an independent open-brief project in the last part of the module intended to test the student’s embedded systems design and problem solving skills.
  • Professional Practice and Team Design Project
    This is a skills-based module developing students' understanding of the design process within engineering, including factors that need to be taken into account in identifying and meeting requirements for new products*, i.e. outcomes of processes; working within Regulatory, professional and Standards requirements; developing practical skills; working as part of a team; handling information; project planning and management; and report-writing and presentation skills.
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
    This module establishes the students’ knowledge in all types of renewable energy systems. It provides cornerstone renewable energy engineering skills required in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering and electrical power engineering. The contents entails calculations and measurement methods of solar radiation and the theory of photovoltaics and its performance parameters. These will be applied in designing and analysing the photovoltaic technologies. This module also enlightens the design, development and performance analyses of wind energy technologies. Students’ will also advance their knowledge of smart grid interconnected wind energy and photovoltaic systems, supported by workshop experiments.
  • Communication Systems and Wireless Technologies
    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.

Year 4 (PT)

  • Biomedical Electronics
    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.
  • Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things
    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.
  • BEng Project
    The individual major 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.This module differentiates from others on the course taken due to the high degree of autonomous study expected. This flexibility should be seen as an opportunity to explore new areas of interest and to acquire new and often unexpected skills. The work undertaken within the project will require students to develop their own methodologies in advance of presenting solutions to the studied problem.

Assessment

Each module has a number of assessment components, usually, but not always, two.  These can consist of assignments, mini-tests, essays, laboratory reports and logbooks and examinations of various kinds.  The assessment components for each module are specifically defined and kept up to date in the current Module Guide. Note that a component is not necessarily a single piece of work - several pieces of coursework (often referred to as a portfolio) may constitute a single component of the module assessment.

To pass a module, students must obtain an overall module mark of no less than 40% and also a minimum threshold mark of 30% in each component. The weighting of each component for calculating the overall module mark is given in the Module Guide, and the module coordinator (or leader or lecturer in charge) will often cover the details of this at the beginning of the delivery of the module.

Facilities

Access to five teaching labs each with dedicated professional technical staff and all equipped with generic electrical and electronic instruments and equipment for building and measuring experiments including parts for building prototypes, soldering, etc. There is an extra room that acts as a project lab for electrical/electronic workshop in your final year individual project. Access is also available for mechanical workshop for building products from prototypes including 3D printing.  Most computer software installed in our teaching labs is also available 24/7 for external access from home (Windows PCs/laptops mostly).

Read more about our laboratories and industry-standard software.

    Facilities

    Access to five teaching labs each with dedicated professional technical staff and all equipped with generic electrical and electronic instruments and equipment for building and measuring experiments including parts for building prototypes, soldering, etc. There is an extra room that acts as a project lab for electrical/electronic workshop in your final year individual project. Access is also available for mechanical workshop for building products from prototypes including 3D printing.  Most computer software installed in our teaching labs is also available 24/7 for external access from home (Windows PCs/laptops mostly).

    Read more about our laboratories and industry-standard software.

Careers

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.

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.

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

Employment based on sector

Employment areas across the following industries include:

Transport

Instrumentation, signalling, power distribution, track maintenance, ECU upgrading/testing and safety critical systems

Entertainment

Antennae design, vision mixing, studio design, satellite systems, remote control, lighting control and maintenance, robotics control and design, computer interfacing and embedded control

Medical

Instrumentation design and maintenance, prosthetics design, light/heat/humidity control systems, remote control (robotic surgery platform) monitoring and security system design maintenance

Public sector

Security systems, traffic signalling, wireless control systems, GPS design, autonomous robotic vehicle designs (mine-sweeping. bomb disposal) and surveillance system design

Public services and supply industries

Water, gas, electricity, sewerage and waste-disposal – modernisation and control of distributed services, testing and quality checking and safety systems

What to expect from your career

Electrical and electronics engineers can find themselves working in all kinds of environments and sectors. You might work in a production plant, workshop, office, laboratory, or on site with a client.

Engineers can be involved in a project from its inception and often find themselves involved in maintenance programmes too. Sometimes they specialise in a particular part of the process and on other occasions are involved at every stage. They tend to work in multi-disciplinary teams with engineers from other areas, as well as architects, marketers, manufacturers, technicians and more.

Typical tasks include identifying customer and user needs, designing systems and components, researching solutions and estimating costs and timescales, making prototypes, designing and conducting tests, ensuring safety standards are adhered to and modifying and improving and maintaining the product once it is finished.

A degree from LSBU in electronics paves the way to Chartered engineers status that can make you earn between £40,000 and £50,000 per year, and in some cases you can earn even more.

Gaining key employability skills

Our vocational and practical approach to teaching will have a positive impact on your employability. As a graduate you'll have a number of practical key skills that will make you an attractive prospect to employers. These include the ability to complete analytical investigative work, knowledge of both analogue and digital systems, the ability to create computer models for simulation, and the ability to manage projects using industry standards and specifications. Taking up the opportunity of a sandwich year in industry will further improve your employment prospects as a new graduate.

Continuing to postgraduate studies

Graduates will be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level, including for a place on our full-time or part-time MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The course follows the UK SPEC.
Over the last 30 years, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering course has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Several academics have funded projects as well as KTPs. Our EEE staff include the Director of Research for the School and lead two of the three research centres of the Schools; each one with industrial collaborators with access to state-of-the-art research facilities.

The division maintains an Industrial Advisory Board which is composed of five professionals engineers working in the industry in various capacities and who meet twice a yar to offer advice and feedback on our courses with an industrial viewpoint.

Value of professional accreditation

An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for registration as an Incorporated (IEng) and with work experience and professional development as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

History and expertise

LSBU has been educating professional engineers for over 100 years. We know that industry is continually expanding into new areas and technology is rapidly developing and changing and we are proud to play a vital role in these developments.

The growth in global communications, global warming and the need to find alternative energy sources have identified new areas of importance in the practice of engineering and product design. Our courses are designed with these issues in mind and are focused on academic content and real-life applications so our graduates are appropriately equipped for future employment and/or postgraduate studies.

European placement opportunity

The European Studies endorsement is available on all our BEng courses. If you choose to complete a sandwich year abroad you will study at one of our partner institutions in Europe, and then complete the year with an industrial placement.

Teaching and Assessment

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 5 hours of contact time per week over a period of 12 weeks or around 50-60 hours per semester.  Lectures is for all students while workshops are for groups no larger than 30 students. Lectures are recorded and all material 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.

In Year 1 and Year 2 each student is allocated a personal tutor and in Year 3, the BEng Project supervisor acts as the personal tutor. Tutor and Tutee meet at least twice per semester.

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.

Hands-on engineering

The amount of project-based learning that you'll do on an engineering degree varies from university to university. At LSBU we offer 'design-make-test' projects throughout the degree course rather than concentrating them all into your final year. This means that you'll adapt theoretical principles to solve real-world engineering problems very early on in your university career. This experience of delivering innovation makes you attractive to employers. Innovation is at the very heart of what an engineer does on a day-to-day basis. Engineers look for practical ways of making things better, more efficient, cheaper, safer, stronger, more resilient, quicker, more integrated and more effective. Our engineering courses will teach you first-hand how to develop these crucial skills and traits.

Prepared for modern engineering practice

In reality most engineers will find themselves working side-by-side in multi-disciplinary project teams. One of the greatest professional assets that you can have is the ability to function well in this team set-up. That's why some of our modules are shared across all our engineering courses. These modules are about understanding the commercial priorities that shape engineering practice and problem-solving. Guest lecturers from world-renowned companies, such as Rolls-Royce, have lectured on these modules.

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures, seminars and lab-based study Self-directed study
Year 1 31% 69%
Year 2 37% 63%
Year 3 24% 76%

Personal Tutoring

As an Engineering student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.  
They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least twice a semester. Some meetings will be one-to-one and others will be in small groups.  You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person.

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Tel: 0207 815 7500

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