MEng (Hons) in Telecommunications Engineering

London South Bank University

Program Description

MEng (Hons) in Telecommunications Engineering

London South Bank University

MEng (Hons) Telecommunication Engineering offers an integrated route that combines undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study over four years. It teaches the theory of telecommunications coupled with the required software tools.

5 reasons to study here

  1. Industry relevant:
    An established academic team that maintains a strong research output and extensive research links with industry through consultancy works and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

  2. Growth area:
    Opens a range of career opportunities in an expanding field including work within an equipment manufacturer, network infrastructure provider or service provider, research work or undertaking design and development projects.

  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. Laboratory access:
    Significant laboratory-based practical teaching to support lecture material.

  5. Work experience:
    Complete your third year in a paid professional work placement.

This degree course covers

This is a technical telecommunications engineering course and you'll benefit from an established academic team that maintains a strong research output. The course has significant laboratory-based practical teaching to support the rigorous lecture material. This course covers:

  • mathematics
  • design and practice
  • circuits and signals
  • analog and digital
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • optical and microwave communications

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
Part-time 5 years September Southwark Campus
Part-time 6 years September Southwark Campus


Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Advanced engineering mathematics and modeling
  • Circuits, signals, and systems
  • Analog and digital electronics
  • Engineering software C++
  • Team design project
  • Fundamentals of communication

Year 3

  • Optional placement year

Year 4

  • Innovation and enterprise
  • Analog and digital communication systems
  • Individual project
  • DSP for communications
  • Optical and microwave communications

Year 5

  • Technical research and professional skills
  • Microwave communication and broadband access technologies
  • Wireless communications and satellite systems
  • Smart receivers and transmission techniques
  • Group project

All modules are assessed by a mix of examinations, assignments, reports, presentations and other formats.


There are diverse employment opportunities in this expanding field. You could work for an equipment manufacturer, network infrastructure provider or a service provider, carrying out research, or working on the design and development projects, or production of data networks, broadband networking, optical fiber and microwave communications, wireless and mobile communications, cellular mobile networks or satellite systems.

Key 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, laboratory and workshop techniques and safe practice, and experience working independently or as part of a team.

What to expect from your career

Telecommunications Engineers design and install equipment used for transmitting wired phone, cellular, cable and broadband data. It involves working with complex networks, switching systems and copper or fiber optic cabling.

Using their technical expertise, they provide a range of services and engineering solutions related to different modes of communication and information transfer, such as radio and satellite communications wireless telephony services, internet and broadband technologies.

Day-to-day duties for telecom engineers can vary widely, depending on specialization – such as telephone networks or broadband systems. Engineers can work in research and development (R&D), creating the products of tomorrow, or they can work on implementing these products and solving how to insert them into a client's network. Most telecom engineers work usual office hours, although travel to different sites can be required.

Telecom engineers need strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to problem-solve and think creatively. They typically work for telecom service providers and communications software developers, but there are plenty of opportunities available with equipment and infrastructure manufacturers and public sector bodies as well.

The integrated MEng (Hons) Telecommunications Engineering degree offers the most direct route to achieving CEng professional registration, which can open up even more options for career progression.

Entry-level telecom engineers tend to earn salaries around £20,000-£30,000, with experienced chartered engineers able to earn up to £70,000. (All About Careers)

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.


For those students who choose to take the four 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 4-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 BEng 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.


Our excellent facilities enable you to gain hands-on engineering experience in design, implementation, testing and measuring - and of producing your own products. There are seven fully equipped laboratories that are exclusively for Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering students.

You have free access to these labs except when there is a scheduled class in progress. You'll be supervised by experienced and dedicated academic staff and technicians who can assist you with most practical aspects of the curriculum.

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

  • A Level AAB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD 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 144 UCAS points
  • Level 3 qualifications must include Maths
  • 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 8, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
4 - 6 years
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6,935 GBP
Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £6935; International fee: £10937.5
United Kingdom - London, England
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