Electrical and Electronics Engineering is all about designing, developing and maintaining electrical control systems. This MEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering offers an integrated route that combines undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study over 4 years.
Key course information - ordered by mode
|Full-time||4 years||September||Southwark Campus|
|Sandwich||5 years||September||Southwark Campus|
|Part-time||5.5 years||September||Southwark Campus|
The first year of the degree course is standard.
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
- Optional placement year
- Innovation and enterprise
- Control engineering
- Advanced analog and RF electronics
- Digital Systems Design
- Technical, research and professional skills
- Advanced instrumentation and design
- Digital signal processing and real-time systems
- Advanced power electronics and renewable energy systems
- Group project
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 the public service and supply industries.
Employment-based on sector
Employment areas across the transport industry include instrumentation; signaling; power distribution; track maintenance; ECU upgrading/testing; and safety-critical systems.
Employment areas across the entertainment industry include antennae design; vision mixing; studio design; satellite systems; remote control, lighting control and maintenance; robotics control and design; computer interfacing; and embedded control.
Employment areas across the medical industry include instrumentation design and maintenance; prosthetics design; light/heat/humidity control systems; remote control (robotic surgery platform) monitoring; and security system design maintenance.
Employment areas across the public sector include 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
Employment areas across the public service and supply industries include 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, factory 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, 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
The vocational approach to teaching taken at LSBU will have a positive impact on your employability. This is because our graduates understand the theory, but can also confidently apply that learning and adapt their skills to the workplace.
As a graduate you'll have a number of practical key skills that will make you an attractive prospect to employers, such as, the ability to complete analytical investigative work,knowledge of both analogue 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.
LSBU Employability Services
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market, you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.
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 four-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 at one our partner institutions in Europe, and then complete the year with an industrial placement.
Our students learn in an environment that is highly in tune with leading technologies. They gain the knowledge and training needed to meet future demands for products and services. 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 for the industry 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.
- A Level AAB or
- BTEC National Diploma DDD or
- Access to HE qualifications with 39 Distinctions and 6 Merits including 3 Distinctions in Maths and 3 Merits in Physics or
- Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 144 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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Last updated September 8, 2018