This course builds on our world-class research work in electrical and electronic engineering, materials and devices, robotics, mechatronics, computer networks and telecommunications, big data, and informatics. It is funded by the European Union, Research Councils, Royal Society, Knowledge Transfer Programmes, and industrial companies.
The course provides knowledge, experience and skills that are essential for research and development work. It is research-oriented, with 80% of the time spent on a research project and the other 20% on taught modules. It is designed to develop key research skills, build up in-depth technical knowledge and understanding as well as project management skills, communications skills and presentation skills.
You can choose the project, either as a part of ongoing research work in our research laboratories or in our partner industrial companies. This course can also be tailored as an in-house course.
Intellectual property development Project stage 1 Project stage 2 Project stage 3 Technical, research and professional skills
We have extensive research links with over 15 UK and 20 European companies, for example: TWI Ltd, British Telecoms, Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd, CEA, BP, ISQ and through our own companies, for example Biox Systems Ltd.
On successful completion of the course, students can either continue to MPhil/ PhD studies or work in the research and development or technical support sections in industry such as electrical and electronic engineering, computer networks, telecommunications, and other engineering disciplines.
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.