• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Reasons to study Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics (Hons) at London South Bank University :

  • No. 1 London modern uni for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Complete University Guide).
  • Professional accreditation: Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the IEE) under licence from the Engineering Council, and offer fast track progression to Chartered Engineer status. 
  • 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). 
  • Dedicated facilities: We have an electronic projects room and specialist labs. 
  • European study: You can choose to spend your third year studying with our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, in Germany.
  • No.1 for student to staff ratio amongst London modern competitors (Guardian).

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 to standard regulations. This course covers:

  • mathematics
  • design
  • digital electronics
  • circuits and signals
  • electrical services for buildings
  • energy converters and drives
  • lighting


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.


Institution of Engineering and Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich - 5 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering mathematics and modelling
  • Engineering principles
  • Design and practice
  • Introduction to digital electronics
  • Engineering computing
  • Introduction to electrical and electronic engineering
  • Advanced mathematics 
  • Circuits, signals and systems
  • Electrical machines and power electronics
  • Electrical services for buildings
  • Principles of control
  • Team design project
  • Innovation and enterprise
  • Control engineering
  • Individual project
  • Electrical energy converters and drives
  • Lighting
  • Technical research and professional skills
  • Power systems engineering
  • Systems for environmental services
  • Advanced power electronics and renewable energy
  • Multidisciplinary group project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 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).

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13780 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • EU/EEA: £6935
  • NOT-EU/EEA: £11483

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


London South Bank University (LSBU) offers considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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