Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Employers seek out LSBU graduates for their technical knowledge and applied skills

Our courses are based on good design principles and applied engineering problem solving. Learning and teaching is informed by our various research activities in this subject area. All of our degree courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

You probably already know that engineering is one of the most well-paid and secure of all professions. It's also one of the most exciting! We should know – we've been educating professional engineers for over 100 years. Gaining a degree in electrical and electronic engineering opens up a broad range of career opportunities.

Electrical and electronics engineers can find themselves working in all kinds of environments and sectors. You might work in a production plant, a workshop, an office, a laboratory, a factory or on site with a client. Engineers are involved in projects from the very start to the very end, and in maintenance programmes too. Sometimes they specialise in a particular part of the process, while on other occasions they can be involved at every stage.

Electrical and electronics engineers tend to work in multi-disciplinary teams with engineers from other areas, as well as with architects, marketers, manufacturers, technicians and other professionals.

Typical tasks will include analysing 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 at all times, and finally modifying, improving and maintaining products once they are in use.

All of our individual course entries have specialist careers information. You can search our courses and download our Careers in Engineering Guide (PDF File 3,650 KB).

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You will be studying alongside other part-time and full-time students on this popular course that provides the educational input to your Degree Apprenticeship. The degree you study is BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, this BEng Electrical Engineering course offers fast-track progression to Chartered Engineer status.

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The new masters combines the disciplines of electrical power engineering and electronic engineering with specialisations in microwave communications, instrumentation design, robotics and current embedded software systems.

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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, this BEng Electrical Engineering course offers fast-track progression to Chartered Engineer status.

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This course will set you on track to be one of those engineers capable of tackling complex engineering projects that are commonplace in our society.

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A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. Offered full-time and part-time.

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Complete an individual research project over one year (full-time) or two (part-time) leading to the award of a Masters qualification.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Engineer Apprenticeship includes an engineering qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering FdEng.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Engineer Apprenticeship includes an engineering qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering FdEng.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Engineer Apprenticeship includes an engineering qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering FdEng.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Engineer Apprenticeship includes an engineering qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering FdEng.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Engineer Apprenticeship includes an engineering qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering FdEng.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Senior Engineer Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) and a qualification leading towards Chartered Civil Engineer status.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Senior Engineer Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) and a qualification leading towards Chartered Civil Engineer status.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Senior Engineer Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) and a qualification leading towards Chartered Civil Engineer status.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Senior Engineer Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) and a qualification leading towards Chartered Civil Engineer status.

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The Rail and Rail Systems Senior Engineer Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in Rail and Rail Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) and a qualification leading towards Chartered Civil Engineer status.

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The practical approach we adopt means our students gain the essential knowledge and skills required to meet future demands for products and services in areas such as analogue and digital electronics, energy converters and drives, wireless communications, control systems, computer networks, electrical machines and power electronics.

Laboratories

Control and Robotics
Used for demonstrating and working on open and closed loop control systems in mechanical, chemical and electrical systems. We use computer-based methods and practical demonstrations. Robotics is one of the major practical applications of control engineering, and this is supported by a laboratory for students and separate research areas.
Hardware and Software Interfacing
Used for Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) using Multi-Sim or other virtual environment circuit design software packages, and for hardware/software interfacing between electronic circuits and software.
Analogue and Digital Electronics
Used for practical experimentation with analogue and digital circuits, and some electrical materials experiments. Supports CAE using Multi-Sim.
Telecommunications and Networking
Supports data transfer electronics including Radio Frequency (RF) technology and communication networks. Here students explore telecommunications and networking techniques, and can experiment with fibre optics for data transmission and with microwave energy technology. This lab has benefitted from recent investments in industry-standard (Cisco) communication and networking technology.
Engineering Stores
Our engineering stores contain a range of specialist engineering tools and test equipment, as well as soft modelling material, wood and metal.
Electronics Project Room
This is a controlled study space for students engaged in electronics projects - not only students of electronic engineering, but also other engineering students for whom electronics is a key constituent of their work. This facility includes workspace plus advice and support, reference material, specialist tools and test equipment and limited (funded) spares.

Software packages and training

LabVIEW
LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform that helps engineers scale from design to test and from small to large systems. It is a development environment for problem solving, accelerated productivity, and continual innovation.
MATLAB
MATLAB® is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. You can use MATLAB for a range of applications, including signal processing and communications, control systems, test and measurement. More than a million engineers and scientists in industry and academia use MATLAB, the language of technical computing.
CISCO certification
Cisco Career Certifications are IT Professional certifications for Cisco Systems products. The five levels of certification are: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert, and Architect along with targeted certifications for Specialist and Technician. These are available in different subject tacks: Routing & Switching, Design, Security, Service Provider, Service Provider Operations, Data Center, Voice, Wireless and Video.
C++ programming
C++ is one of the most popular programming languages and is implemented on a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms.
Microsoft training courses
LSBU is an authorised provider of Microsoft training courses, which offers our students the opportunity to enhance their employment prospects by attending courses on the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification route. These courses are offered at heavily discounted rates to our enrolled students.

Accessing our facilities

Facilities, students and staff feature regularly in our knowledge transfer and consultation activities with industry. Read more about how we work with business at LSBU. You may also be interested to find out more about facilities and venue hire at LSBU.

Dr Mohammad Ghavami

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Professor, Telecommunications Engineering

Professor Mohammad Osman Tokhi

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Professor

Mr Perry Xiao

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Professor A

Dr John Buckeridge

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Sevan Harput

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Antonio Vilches

School/Division: Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Electronics