Liverpool John Moores University electrical engineering

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Liverpool John Moores University electrical engineering

The Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is an enterprising community of 300 students and 30 staff who are dedicated to the study of electronics and electrical engineering.

By combining theoretical teaching and practical training we can unlock every student’s potential, while our excellent links with industry and our innovative academic culture helps us to produce quality research.

Our specialities and research

An innovative and diverse department

The Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is renowned for its research within electrical power machines and drives microelectronic systems.

Members from our Department have specialist expertise within the following key areas:

  • New materials and devices for future microelectronic industry
  • New characterisation techniques for VLSI devices
  • Development of advanced techniques for variables-speed electric drives
  • Qualification, modelling and aging prediction
  • Development of novel control techniques for power electronic converters
  • Modelling, simulation and experimental characterisation of power electronic converters and variable speed drives

To cement our research reputation, we have developed an international network of research and industry partners. The Department, for example, has worked closely with leading organisations, such as:  the BBC, Ericsson, ITV, Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail, Optare, Sellafield, Sky, Telegenic, Tyco Electronics and United Utilities.

Liverpool John Moores University electrical engineering

About your course

Completing the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University will enable you to graduate with a degree-level qualification plus advanced level skills and experience that will boost your career prospects and future earning potential.

  • Excellent student support from academic tutors and student mentors
  • Design-led engineering curriculum emphasis, with design projects supplied by industrial partners
  • Well-equipped laboratories and workshops with state-of-the-art software and excellent technical support
  • To be Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Regular contributions from professional engineers and industrial visits
  • Our thriving Student Autosport Society competes successfully in the Formula Student competition and electrical engineering students play a key role in developing the control systems that are crucial to the team’s success

Course details

The products and services we use in everyday life would not exist unless an electrical and electronic engineer had designed the relevant parts. Electrical and electronic engineers are concerned with making our products faster, cheaper, smaller and better.

Electrical and electronic engineers are also involved in the ongoing development and production of a diverse range of products, and so companies supplying anything from bread to jet engines, from mobile phones to banking services will need their skills.

Level 4 of this BEng (Hons) course covers core engineering principles and technologies such as mathematics, electrical engineering, electronics and instrumentation, microprocessors and programming. You will also spend time completing structured design projects, which will help develop your engineering and management skills. In the second year there is greater emphasis on the application of the core principles through design.

Liverpool John Moores University electrical engineering

Electronics and microprocessors are taught in the context of designing and controlling engineering systems and the mathematics course provides the essential skills to enable you to design control strategies, and supports the more mathematical modules of the programme.

During your course, you will undertake projects that both structured and less structured allowing you more freedom to design your own solutions to problems. This is supported by seminars in commercial project development, which will teach you some of the key skills needed to plan and manage a project..

The third year of the programme covers the core themes of electronics, electrical power and management and you will undertake a major individual project with an academic supervisor.

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources.

Teaching is via a combination of lectures supported by small-group tutorials, plus seminars, design and building projects and laboratory work.

During your first two years, formal teaching will account for around 18-20 hours per week, and you will be expected to spend approximately 30-32 hours in private study. As you progress through the course, independent study becomes more important and so the proportion of private study time increases to around 39 hours per week.

Your lecturers

Expert tuition and support.

LJMU is recognised for its excellent record in engineering research in collaboration with industry, and with academic partners from the UK and around the world. This world-class application-oriented research and the transfer of expertise between the academic team and industry helps maintain the relevance of course materials. Many of the academic team also have professional industrial experience at senior levels; all are engaged in research or scholarship which helps maintain the relevance of the curriculum delivered.

General enquiries

General enquiries
Rodney House
70 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5UX

T: 0151 231 2121