MEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics encourages you to acquire a deeper understanding of the essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of electrical engineering and its underpinning science and mathematics.

6 reasons to study here

  1. No. 1:
    London modern uni overall for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Guardian League Table 2018.

  2. Professional accreditation:
    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.

  3. Career progression:
    Extends studies to Masters level and provides greater breadth and depth of study which is the quickest and easiest way to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  4. Dedicated facilities:
    We have an electronic projects room and specialist labs.

  5. European study:
    You can choose to spend your third year studying with our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, in Germany.

  6. Work experience:
    Option to complete your third year in a paid professional work placement.

This degree course covers:

You'll explore the design, development, and maintenance of electrical systems in buildings, transport, and energy supply. The course also develops your understanding of compliance with standard regulations. This course covers:
  • mathematics
  • design
  • digital electronics
  • circuits and signals
  • electrical services for buildings
  • energy converters and drives
  • lighting
You can apply for undergraduate student funding for this course, so you can gain a postgraduate level qualification without the financial pressures normally associated with further study.
This course is subject to validation and content may change.

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 4 years September Southwark Campus
Sandwich 5 years September Southwark Campus
Part-time 6 years September Southwark Campus


Methods of assessment for course overall: 58% coursework

Year 1

  • Engineering mathematics and modeling
  • Engineering principles
  • Design and practice
  • Introduction to digital electronics
  • Engineering computing
  • Introduction to electrical and electronic engineering

Year 2

  • Advanced mathematics
  • Circuits, signals, and systems
  • Electrical machines and power electronics
  • Electrical services for buildings
  • Principles of control
  • Team design project

Year 3

  • Optional placement year

Year 4

  • Innovation and enterprise
  • Control engineering
  • Individual project
  • Electrical energy converters and drives
  • Lighting

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

Year 5

  • Technical research and professional skills
  • Power systems engineering
  • Systems for environmental services
  • Advanced power electronics and renewable energy
  • Multidisciplinary group project

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


Engineering, in general, is a creative discipline that also requires advanced technical skills which are generously rewarded; graduate electrical engineers are highly sought after, typically command high salaries, and are often involved in cutting-edge projects. Entry-level graduate engineers tend to earn salaries around £20,000-£30,000, with experienced chartered engineers able to earn up to £70,000.

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. With power electronic devices becoming more powerful and more widely used, the challenges associated will require engineers to create innovative engineering solutions to difficult problems. Career prospects for the coming decades are thus excellent in this growing sector.

Engineers in this sector help to make sure our electrics are safe and reliable, and the relevant systems are capable of performing to high standards of quality. The impact of these engineers can be felt across many sectors. For example, they provide lighting, heating, and ventilation for buildings, they make sure that our transport networks run efficiently and safely, they help to power the manufacturing and construction industries, and they play a crucial role in the production and distribution of power. You may not realize just how far-reaching the industry is, but it can be said that there are few parts of our life that don't owe at least something to the work of electrical engineers.

You could also progress on to another specialized Master's course or progress on to a PhD.

Employability Service

We are the 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.


For those students who choose to take the five 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 5-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 MEng 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

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.

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.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level AAB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 39 Distinctions and 6 Merits including 3 Disinctions in Maths and 3 Merits in Physics or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 138 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.
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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
4 - 6 years
9,250 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £6935; International fee: £10937.5
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
June 5, 2023
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Sep 23, 2019

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