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.

7 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. Industry relevant:
    We have a panel of advisers from the industry, to help ensure our course coverage is up-to-date and relevant to employment needs.

  4. 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).

  5. Wide-reaching:
    Many career options, few parts of our life that don't owe at least something to the work of electrical and electronics engineers.

  6. European study:
    You can choose to spend your third year studying with one of our partner institutions.

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

This degree course covers:

We encourage you to acquire a deeper understanding of the essential facts, concepts, theories, and principles of electrical engineering and its underpinning science and mathematics. This course covers:
  • electrical systems
  • microcontrollers
  • control systems
  • telecommunications
  • analysis
  • software
  • engineering science
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 the 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 5.5 years September Southwark Campus


The first year of the degree course is standard.

Methods of assessment for course overall: 37% coursework

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Advanced engineering mathematics
  • Circuits, signals, and systems
  • Principles of control
  • Team design project
  • Electrical machines and power electronics
  • Analogue and digital circuit design

Year 3

  • Optional placement year

Year 4

  • Innovation and enterprise
  • Control engineering
  • Project
  • Advanced analog and RF electronics
  • Digital Systems Design

Year 5

  • 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.

Public sector

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.

Employability Service

We are 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 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.

Hands-on engineering

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.

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 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.
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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
48 - 66 months
9,250 GBP
Year 1 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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