Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, this Electrical and Electronic Engineering course offers fast-track progression to Chartered Engineer status. It is all about designing, developing and maintaining electrical control systems. Engineers in this sector make sure our electrical devices are safe and capable of performing to high standards of quality, as well as develop new technologies for the future.
Why Electrical and Electronic Engineering at LSBU?
- No. 1 London modern university for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Guardian League Table 2018.
- Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the IEE) under license from the Engineering Council, and offer fast track progression to Chartered Engineer status.
- We have a panel of advisers from the industry to help ensure our course coverage is up-to-date and relevant to employment needs.
- Many career options: there are few parts of our lives that don't owe at least something to the work of electrical and electronic engineers.
- You can choose to spend your third year studying with one of our partner institutions.
- Option to complete your third year in a paid professional work placement.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Electrical and electronic engineers provide lighting, heating, and ventilation for buildings, make sure that our transport networks run efficiently and safely, help to power the manufacturing and construction industries, and play a crucial role in the production and distribution of power. This course covers:
- electrical systems
- control systems
- engineering science
Methods of assessment for course overall: 37% coursework.
- Design and practice
- Engineering principles
- Engineering mathematics and modeling
- Engineering computing
- Introduction to electrical and electronic engineering
- Introduction to digital electronics
- Advanced engineering mathematics
- Circuits, signals, and systems
- Principles of control
- Team design project
- Electrical machines and power electronics
- Analogue and digital circuit design
- Innovation and enterprise
- Control engineering
- Advanced analog and RF electronics
- Digital Systems Design
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 into 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:
Instrumentation, signaling, power distribution, track maintenance, ECU upgrading/testing and safety critical systems
Antennae design, vision mixing, studio design, satellite systems, remote control, lighting control and maintenance, robotics control and design, computer interfacing and embedded control
Instrumentation design and maintenance, prosthetics design, light/heat/humidity control systems, remote control (robotic surgery platform) monitoring and security system design maintenance
Security systems, traffic signaling, 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 – modernization 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 specialize 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 analog 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.
We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
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.
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.
Teaching and learning
Our teaching staff has 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.
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 on your final year. This means that you'll adapt theoretical principles to solving 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.
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.
- A Level BBB or
- BTEC National Diploma DDM or
- Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits including 3 Distinctions in Maths and 3 Merits in Physics 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.
All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.
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