BTEC HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering offer a broad base of core modules with the opportunity to select some modules in your second year. This will enable you to become rapidly established in your chosen field. You'll gain a lot of experience in using industry standard equipment and simulation packages.
The course starts with learning to design, construct and test many standard digital and analog circuits. Coverage then progresses to the design of multistage and programmable circuits for use in larger system applications, where computer and microprocessor interfacing becomes more important.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.
Why Electrical and Electronic Engineering at LSBU?
- No. 1 London modern university for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Guardian League Table 2018.
- We have a panel of advisers from the industry to help ensure our course coverage is up-to-date and relevant to employment needs.
- Engineering Applications and Industrial Studies will introduce you to industrial and commercial practice, as well as encourage you to develop your report writing, communication, team working and project planning skills.
- Many career options: few parts of our life don't owe at least something to the work of electrical and electronics engineers.
Key course information - ordered by mode
On completion of this course, you'll be well equipped with a knowledge of electronics systems’ design techniques and their application in areas such as control, telecommunications, and consumer products. This course covers:
- electrical systems
- control systems
- industrial and commercial studies
- software engineering
- engineering principles
Methods of assessment for course overall: 31% coursework.
- Electrical principles (DC and AC)
- Industrial studies
- Engineering applications 1(for full-time mode)
- Engineering applications 1 (for part-time mode - work-based)
- Software engineering
- Digital Techniques
- Analog electronics
- Software engineering
- Microprocessor systems
- Control engineering
- Engineering applications 2 (for full-time mode)
- Engineering applications 2 (for part-time mode - work-based)
- Computer systems and networks
- Electrical technology
- Electrical building services
The course will enable you to develop a wide range of employability skills through focussing on the combination of fundamental understanding and methods of application.
Recent students from this course have gone into roles in the transport, entertainment, medical, public sector and public service and supply industries.
Continuing to degree level qualifications
If you perform well at HND level you may transfer onto our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or BEng Computer Systems and Networks.
Students who complete this course are also eligible to apply for one of our top-up BSc courses in engineering.
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.
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 DDD or;
- BTEC National Diploma MMP or;
- Access to HE qualifications with 24 Merits and 21 Passes or;
- Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 74 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.