BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time; Part-time; Day release

Overview

Engineered success

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is all about designing, developing and maintaining electrical control systems, microprocessor systems and telecommunication systems. Engineers in this sector make sure electrical/electronic devices are safe and capable of performing to high standards of quality, as well as develop new technologies for the future.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2020.

Why Electrical and Electronic Engineering at LSBU?

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council.
We have a panel of advisers from the industry to help ensure our course coverage is up-to-date and relevant to employment needs.
Ranked 3rd for graduate prospects in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
Ranked 3rd for Student Satisfaction amongst London competitors for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Complete University Guide 2021).
Ranked 2nd for teaching in London, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (National Student Survey 2019).

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

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.

  • electrical systems
  • microcontrollers
  • control systems
  • communications
  • analysis
  • software
  • engineering science

Methods of assessment for course overall: 62% coursework.

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)

  • 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.
  • 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 (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.

Employability

This course will prepare you for a career within many fields of electrical and electronic engineering where electronic systems are in use, specifically in embedded control systems where large scale integrated circuits are programmed and used to automate typical processes.

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

Chartered engineers can earn between £40,000 and £50,000 per year, and some can earn even more.

Gaining key employability skills

Our vocational 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 Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation or MSc Embedded and Distributed Systems.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

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.

Professional links

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.

Due to the revalidation in Dec 2019, the structure of this course has been reshaped to meet the changes from the industry and reflect emerging technologies. This course will go forward for accreditation by The IET in the academic year 2022/23 and will be backdated to the September 2020 intake.  Formal accreditation can only be granted after an accreditation visit and approval from the IET’s Academic Accreditation Committee.

Institution of Engineering and Technology logo
The IET is the professional society for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries.

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.

IET membership

All students are granted student membership of the IET on enrolment for the duration of the course for no extra cost. Benefits include access to IET resources, career opportunities and support, and a dedicated student and apprentice online zone where you will find study resources, news, guidance and more. Plus, you'll be part of a large professional network, so you can begin to grow your contacts.

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.

Placements

For those students who choose to take the four year sandwich course, the third year is spent on an industrial placement in the UK and our industrial placement team will provide the necessary guidance, support and advice. This four-year sandwich option is a great opportunity to understand the way that the industry functions and to gain an appreciation of the priorities in the commercial environment.

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.

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.

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.

Staff

Entry requirements

To be considered for entry to the first year of this course applicants will be required to have the following qualifications:

    Full-time/Part-time students

  • A Level BBB including Mathematics and/or Physical Sciences (120 UCAS points) or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDM, including Level 3 Mathematics and Physical Sciences (128 UCAS points) or;
  • EAL Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies, D, including: Further Engineering Mathematics; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles; and other options relevant to Electrical and Electronic Engineering or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with distinctions in 24 credits and merits in 21 credits, with at least 3 distinctions in Mathematics and 3 merits in Physical Science subjects (D24 + M21 totalling to 122 UCAS points) or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 120 UCAS points and including Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or;
  • 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, and a Mathematics qualification equivalent to reformed GCSE grade 4 or above, as assessed by UK NARIC, or;

Accredited Prior Learning/Transfer CreditApplicants may be considered for entry to the second year of the course with the following qualifications.  Applicants will normally be interviewed and may be required to sit a Mathematics test to ensure their preparedness for direct entry.

Full-time/Part-time students

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a closely-related subject or;
  • DipHE in a directly-relevant subject or;
  • Transfer of 120 Level 4 credits from a directly-equivalent degree course and with the approval of the director of that course or;
  • An overseas qualification assessed by UK NARIC as equivalent to at least BTEC HND in a closely-related subject and an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Applicants may be considered for entry to the third year of the part-time course with the following qualifications and will be interviewed to ensure their preparedness for direct entry

Part-time students

  • Exceptional performance on the part-time HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at London South Bank University with the recommendation of its course director
  • Foundation Degree (FdEng) in a directly-related subject

Applicants may be considered for entry to the final year of the full-time course only under the below circumstances and will be interviewed to ensure their preparedness for direct entry.

Full-time students

  • Transfer from another IET-accredited course with the approval of the director of that course

Direct entry to the final year of the part-time course is not possible.

Accredited Prior Experiential Learning

APEL may be taken into account in determining the entry requirements for candidates with relevant work experience, but cannot replace the requirement for formal qualifications in Mathematics.

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.

How to apply

International students

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

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
H600
Application method
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
H600
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
5608
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.

Prepare to start

Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.

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

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

Year 1 FT Southwark

The fee shown is for entry 2020/21
UK/EU fee: £9250.00International fee: £14470.00
AOS/LSBU code: 5607Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU (excluding any optional years) £27750.00
UK/EU (including any optional years) £27750.00
International (excluding any optional years) £43410.00
International (including any optional years) £43410.00

Year 1 PT Southwark

The fee shown is for entry 2020/21
UK/EU fee: £6935.00International fee: £10852.50
AOS/LSBU code: 5608Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27740.00
International £43410.00

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 160 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 102 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.