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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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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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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Explore the electrical systems of buildings, transport and energy supply. Full-time, part-time or sandwich modes available.

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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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BEng Power Engineering (Mechanical) is distinctive in that it teaches the more traditional subjects of mechanical engineering with the more recent advances in power cycles and computer control.

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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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BTEC Higher National Diploma in electrical engineering, enabling you to become rapidly established in your chosen field.

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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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This MEng degree offers fast-track progression to chartered engineer status.

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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 new masters combines the disciplines of electrical, electronic and systems engineering together with computer control systems and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques.

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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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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.

Ya Bao

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7588

Ya has over 30 years' experience of research, design and teaching in the field of Electronic, Communications and Networking Engineering.


Dr John Buckeridge

Job title: Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7420

Dr Buckeridge is a lecturer in the Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering.


Dr Oswaldo Cadenas

Job title: Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7589

Dr Oswaldo Cadenas is a Senior Lecturer in the division of Electrical and Electronics, School of Engineering


Dr Fang Duan

Job title: Lecturer; Director of Intelligent Condition Monitoring and Asset Management Research Centre
Telephone: 020 7815 7578

Dr Fang Duan is a Lecturer in School of Engineering as well as the Director of Intelligent Condition Monitoring and Asset Management Research Centre.


Prof. Sandra Dudley

Job title: Director of Research and Enterprise
Telephone: 020 7815 7124

Sandra specialises in the areas of radio and optical communication system design, assistive living and sensor systems and is a member of the School Academic Standards Committee.


Prof. Mohammad Ghavami

Job title: Head of BioEngineering Research Centre
Telephone: 020 7815 7196

Mohammad Ghavami is Professor of Telecommunications Engineering and the founder and leader of the BioEngineering Research Centre. His research interests include UWB, smart antenna systems and biomedical applications of wireless technology.


Dr Sevan Harput

Job title: Lecturer in RF Systems Signal Processing
Telephone: 020 7815 7555

Dr Sevan Harput is a Lecturer in the division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


Dr Saim Memon

Job title: Senior Lecturer Electrical Engineering & Course Director Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND
Telephone: 020 7815 7510

Dr Saim is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering. He is a Fellow of HEA and has a qualified teacher status with GTCS. He specialises in solar energy materials for sustainable low-carbon buildings and smart vacuum insulated windows.


Dr Tariq Sajjad

Job title: Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7928 8989

Dr Tariq is a lecturer in the Division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering.


Prof. Tariq Sattar

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7518

Prof. Sattar's expertise is in Control Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics.


Dr Jon Selig

Job title: Associate Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7461

Dr Selig's research interests are in the area of geometry and robotics.


Prof. M. Osman Tokhi

Job title: Head of Cognitive Systems Research Centre
Telephone: 0207 815 7533

Prof. Tokhi is world authority in active control of noise and vibration and has specialist knowledge and expertise in robotics, control and systems engineering. He has authored/co-authored in excess of 750 publications, including research monographs, text books, and journal and conference research articles in these areas, and has supervised more than 55 PhD projects to successful completion.


Prof. Hari Upadhyaya

Job title: Head of London Centre for Energy Engineering

Prof. Hari Upadhyaya is Head of London Centre for Energy Engineering at the School of Engineering.


Dr Antonio Vilches

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7527

Dr Antonio Vilches is an electronics engineer with a device, circuits and systems background. His expertise is in device modelling, circuit design, autonomous systems, robotics, electronic materials and devices, and human computer interaction.


Prof. Perry Xiao

Job title: Head of BioEngineering Research Centre
Telephone: 020 7815 7569

Prof. Xiao's research focuses on the development of novel infrared and electronic sensing technologies for skin measurements and industrial Non-Destructive Testing. He is also a director and co-founder of Biox Systems Ltd, a university spin-out company, which designs and manufactures AquaFlux (trans-dermal water loss measurements) and Epsilon (capacitive imaging).


Dr Jian-Guo Zhang

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7576

Dr Zhang's research interests include ultrahigh-speed all-optical communication systems, photonic switching networks, avionics optical fiber data buses/LANs, gain-switched semiconductor lasers, femtosecond mode-locked fiber lasers, and address code design for optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA).


Zhanfang Zhao

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 6340

Dr Zhao is a Senior Lecturer in the division of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering.