BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering

Southwark Campus

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

Overview

Power on

This course is distinctive as it combines the more traditional subjects of electrical engineering with the more recent advances in power electronics and computer control. Many modern electrical installations include advanced machine drives which are computer controlled for optimised performance and efficiency.

The course provides insight into these and prepares the graduate to meet the challenges of advanced power engineering systems. It offers common modules at level 4 setting the background and covers electrical machines, power electronics and electrical services to buildings etc. at L5 to serve as an intermediate for more advanced treatment of related topics at L6. At L6 more detailed power systems engineering, electrical energy converters as well as systems for (built) environmental services are covered alongside a comprehensive module on renewable energy. The combination of these modules will enable graduates to acquire knowledge of, and skills to apply, in the modern Electrical Power engineering area, which encompasses not only traditional power systems and electrical energy conversion but also electrical systems in building services area and the use and application of power electronics in designing systems for renewable energy.

The BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering programme aims to produce graduates who have acquired and can use a broad base of active knowledge in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Power Electronic applications in the areas of energy conversion and renewable energy technologies, Electrical building services etc, and the skills necessary to update, extend and deepen it for career development or further study. Some of the skills that students would gain during the course of study and are of vital importance to the industry are:

1. Gain experience of programming using a structured/object-oriented language, such as C/C++.

2. Gain experience of producing designs using an industry standard Electrical Design software, AMTECH.

3. Gian experience of working with MATLAB and various Simulink toolboxes.

4. Gain experience of working with a Power Systems Simulation software such as ERACS.

The overall aim of this course is to produce Engineers who hold a qualification that meets the educational requirements of the relevant Professional Engineering Institution for registration at the appropriate level. The BEng course fully satisfies the academic requirements for membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially satisfies the requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer

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 study Electrical Engineering at LSBU?

Ranked 3rd for Student Satisfaction amongst London competitors for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Complete University Guide 2021).
Professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, giving you fast track to Chartered Engineer status.
Dedicated facilities: make use of our electronic projects room and specialist labs including our newly equipped power lab (£150 K).
European study: choose to spend your third year studying with our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, in Germany.
Work experience: option to complete your third year in a paid professional work placement.
Ranked 2nd for teaching in London, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (National Student Survey 2019).
Ranked 3rd for graduate prospects in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

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

You will study modules that let you explore the design, development, and maintenance of electrical systems in modern smart buildings, large transport, and energy installations and the national power distribution network.

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 help you understand the commercial priorities that shape engineering practice – and guest lecturers from world-renowned companies, such as Rolls Royce.

Methods of assessment for course overall: 58% 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 forthe wide differences in mathematical background of 1st year London South Bank Engineering students, as well as to prepare students for the Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling module taken in the 2nd year.  Additionally, it aims to introduce students to the Mathlab computing environment.
  • 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.
  • 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, mechanical engineering and computer systems engineering. The course contents covers electrical units, measuring instruments, series/parallel DC circuit analysis, storage elements analysis, AC wave forms, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Design and Practice
    This common module is 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) and supports employability and transferable skills.

Year 2 (FT)

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling
    This module covers undergraduate advanced engineering mathematics to enable students to consider and model a variety of relevant engineering problems.(e.g. electrical, mechanical, petroleum,chemical, computer, civil).
  • 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.
  • Electrical Services and Lighting for Buildings
    This level 5 module will enable students to develop an understanding of the electrical technology and systems that go into modern buildings. It covers material about the electrical services that form part of a modern building and final circuit design, plant sizing, related standards, etc. It also covers topics such as Lighting, Earthing and CPC calculations as applied to the design of building services. The nature and specification of the requirements are considered as well as the types of engineering systems that can be used to satisfy the requirements. In addition, Lightning protection for buildings and the various regulatory aspects are covered. The module provides broad intermediate level coverage and a motivation for more advanced treatment of electrical services and distribution in later modules.Students will be trained to produce optimum, safe,reliable, environmentally friendly, energy efficient and cost-effective systems / services designs for the modern built environment.
  • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
    This module adopts a modern approach to the study of electrical machines, 3-phase transformers and power electronic converters. The treatment emphasises the features common to all types of electrical machines and power electronic converters and then develops basic performance equations and equivalent circuits and applies them to common electrical machines and power converters in current use. The associated laboratory workshop features work on typical electrical machines and power converters. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • Professional Practice and Team Design Project
    This is a skills-based module developing your understanding of the design process within engineering, including factors that need to be taken into account in identifying and meeting requirements for new products(used to mean outcome of a process and can include specifications for a tangible product, or process, or system), such as 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 method: 100% coursework.

Year 3 (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.
  • Systems for Environmental Services
    This module is designed to equip students with the up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable them to work in the electrical building services industry; design, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. The module covers, UPS systems, Lift systems, Advanced power factor correction, Risk and reliability aspects of systems and services, energy management, EMC, LAN/WANS. The students Produce engineering designs that are not only technically sound, but also safe, reliable cost effective, and environmentally friendly and where possible sustainable.
  • Power systems Engineering
    The material in this module covers the analysis and operation of power transmission and distribution networks at 11kV and above forming the ‘supply’ side of electrical power networks, under both steady state and transient conditions. It provides a broad understanding of the elements of power systems and advanced aspects ofpower transmission, fault analysis and protection integrated into the supply network.It is suitable for students who work in organisations that specify, design, commission, operate and maintain all types of electrical power infrastructure and/or who wish to pursue further study afterwards at master’s level or above. Students will be equipped with the essential theory and practice enabling them to assess modern trends in the subject and maintain and update their knowledge.
  • Electrical Energy Converters and Drives
    This module provides a broad understanding of the theory and application of power electronic circuits in the areas of power conversion and electrical machine drives. The material covered is particularly relevant to students in the area of electrical building services, where a significant proportion of electrical plant and drives will have power electronics and microprocessor control components. It's suitable for students who work in organisations that specify, design, commission, operate and maintain all types of electrical power infrastructure and/or who wish to pursue further study afterwards at Masters level or above. You'll be equipped with the essential theory and practice, enabling you to assess modern trends in the subject and maintain and update your knowledge. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • 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.

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 forthe wide differences in mathematical background of 1st year London South Bank Engineering students, as well as to prepare students for the Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling module taken in the 2nd year.  Additionally, it aims to introduce students to the Mathlab computing environment.
  • 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.
  • 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, mechanical engineering and computer systems engineering. The course contents covers electrical units, measuring instruments, series/parallel DC circuit analysis, storage elements analysis, AC wave forms, 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.
  • Design and Practice
    he common module is 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) and supports employability and transferable skills.

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.
  • Electronic Principals
    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).
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling
    This module covers undergraduate advanced engineering mathematics to enable students to consider and model a variety of relevant engineering problems (e.g. electrical, mechanical, petroleum,chemical, computer, civil).
  • 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)

  • Electrical Services and Lighting for Buildings
    This level 5 module will enable students to develop an understanding of the electrical technology and systems that go into modern buildings. It covers material about the electrical services that form part of a modern building and final circuit design, plant sizing, related standards, etc. It also covers topics such as Lighting, Earthing and CPC calculations as applied to the design of building services. The nature and specification of the requirements are considered as well as the types of engineering systems that can be used to satisfy the requirements. In addition, Lightning protection for buildings and the various regulatory aspects are covered. The module provides broad intermediate level coverage and a motivation for more advanced treatment of electrical services and distribution in later modules.Students will be trained to produce optimum, safe,reliable, environmentally friendly, energy efficient and cost-effective systems / services designs for the modern built environment.
  • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
    This module adopts a modern approach to the study of electrical machines, 3-phase transformers and power electronic converters. The treatment emphasises the features common to all types of electrical machines and power electronic converters and then develops basic performance equations and equivalent circuits and applies them to common electrical machines and power converters in current use. The associated laboratory workshop features work on typical electrical machines and power converters. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • Professional Practice and Team Design Project
    This is a skills-based module developing your understanding of the design process within engineering, including factors that need to be taken into account in identifying and meeting requirements for new products(used to mean outcome of a process and can include specifications for a tangible product, or process, or system), such as 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 method: 100% coursework.
  • 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.
  • Systems for Environmental Services
    This module is designed to equip students with the up-to-date knowledge and skills to enable them to work in the electrical building services industry; design, installation, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. The module covers, UPS systems, Lift systems, Advanced power factor correction, Risk and reliability aspects of systems and services, energy management, EMC, LAN/WANS. The students Produce engineering designs that are not only technically sound, but also safe, reliable cost effective, and environmentally friendly and where possible sustainable.
  • Year 4 (PT)

  • Power Systems Engineering
    The material in this module covers the analysis and operation of power transmission and distribution networks at 11kV and above forming the ‘supply’ side of electrical power networks, under both steady state and transient conditions. It provides a broad understanding of the elements of power systems and advanced aspects ofpower transmission, fault analysis and protection integrated into the supply network.It is suitable for students who work in organisations that specify, design, commission, operate and maintain all types of electrical power infrastructure and/or who wish to pursue further study afterwards at master’s level or above. Students will be equipped with the essential theory and practice enabling them to assess modern trends in the subject and maintain and update their knowledge.
  • Electrical Energy Converters and Drives
    This module provides a broad understanding of the theory and application of power electronic circuits in the areas of power conversion and electrical machine drives. The material covered is particularly relevant to students in the area of electrical building services, where a significant proportion of electrical plant and drives will have power electronics and microprocessor control components. It's suitable for students who work in organisations that specify, design, commission, operate and maintain all types of electrical power infrastructure and/or who wish to pursue further study afterwards at Masters level or above. You'll be equipped with the essential theory and practice, enabling you to assess modern trends in the subject and maintain and update your knowledge. Assessment methods: 30% coursework, 70% exam.
  • 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.

Modules are assessed by a mix of workshop logbooks, phase tests, workshop tests, formal reports, individual and group presentations and end of module examinations.

Employability

The UK energy industry adds a net value to the economy of more than £15 billion per year with electricity sales alone amounting to around £100 million per day. Key players in this industry range from large national grid operators to regional distribution and power generation companies. Meeting the challenges of using renewable energy to reduce the problems of climate change means that there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the power and related applications industry.

Career prospects are excellent in this growing engineering sector. Graduate electrical engineers command high salaries and are often involved in cutting-edge projects. You could work for industry players ranging from large national grid operators to regional distribution, and power generation companies, and the building services industry.

This course is the first step to becoming a chartered engineer – and remember Chartered Engineers typically earn more than their colleagues.

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

Our close links with industry ensure that our course is up-to-date with their needs – and this means are graduates are in demand.

In-sync with industry

Accreditation is a mark of quality assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council, who represent the engineering profession. This course will go forward for Partial CEng/IEng accreditation by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the academic year 2022/23.  Formal accreditation can only be granted after an accreditation visit and approval from the IET’s Academic Accreditation Committee.

The IET accreditation that will take place in the academic year 2022/23 will be backdated to the September 2020 intake.

Over the last 30 years, all our BEng (Hons) courses have 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.

Put your skills to work

Work experience transforms a CV. It’s important that you get some – and we’ll help you do that. This is a great opportunity to understand the way that the industry functions and to gain an appreciation of the priorities in the commercial environment. Many students get their first job offers through this training year.

What’s more you can choose to complete your sandwich year at our partner institution Hochschule (Bremen), where you’ll study German and then complete your industrial placement year in Germany.

During the year you’ll stay in regular contact with your tutor and your peers – and we’ll make sure that you have the support you need.

IET membership (for free)

You’ll get student membership of the IET when you enrol 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.

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

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 4-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 German at our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, and then complete the year with an industrial placement in Germany.

Teaching and learning

Your Lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields, so everything we do is industry relevant. 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 take a personal approach. You'll be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of the course, with whom you can discuss course-related and personal issues, work on a personal development plan and set your own targets.

We also teach you the life skills of effective communication, problem solving, project planning and team working that will set you apart and give you the best chance of getting the job you want after you graduate.

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures and seminars Self-directed study
Year 1 39% 61%
Year 2 39% 61%
Year 3 33% 67%

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

  • A Level BBB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDM 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 128 UCAS points
  • Level 3 qualifications must include Maths or Physical Science
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

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
H630
Application method
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
H630
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
5603
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

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.