The Department of Engineering is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Westminster and is based at the Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and the City.
Following a major recent programme of refurbishment, the department offers cutting-edge learning environments with fantastic specialist facilities and resources, including numerous laboratories for hardware-based experiments, as well as design and simulation environments deploying state-of-the-art industry-standard design, modelling, simulation and prototyping tools and software.
A broad range of undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses are offered to equip students with the knowledge and real-life hands-on skills essential for a career in industry as a practicing engineer or researcher.
Our undergraduate courses include Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems and Robotics, Computer Networks and Communications, Computer Network Security, as well as Biomedical Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering.
The postgraduate courses cover electronics with pathways in Embedded Systems, Robotics and Control, System-on-Chip Technologies and Medical Instrumentation as well as Telecommunications with pathways in Digital Signal Processing, Satellite and Broadband Technologies and Wireless Technologies. Furthermore, postgraduate courses in Computer Networks with pathways in Cloud Technologies, Communications and Security are offered together with our standalone specialist Conversion MSc course in Electrical Engineering for Modern Sustainable Transport System.
All courses are accredited by the appropriate professional bodies, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Engineering Council, enabling students to become chartered and Incorporated engineers after gaining professional experience. The department is an Enhanced Academic Partner of the IET, enabling students to have unique access to industrial practice.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the BBC, British Aerospace, Broadcom, BSkyB, BT, CISCO, Fujitsu, CITRIX Systems, GCHQ,GE, Google Enterprise, HP, Hachette, Hua Wei Technologies, Intel, IBM, KDDI Global, Mitsubishi, Nokia, Orange, O2 Communications, Panasonic, Philips Ping Networks, Quinix, CSR and Sony, as well as many small and medium-sized enterprises. Some have started up their own businesses in manufacturing or consultancy or worked in the financial sector and the City.
Research activity in the department is very broad, interdisciplinary and includes: digital signal processing, digital image processing, ultra-low-power digital circuits, systems and processor design, communication systems, communication networks, distributed computing, microwave filter and circuit design, satellite navigation and GNSS systems, satellite payload systems and processors, biomedical electronics and instrumentation, high-speed data converters, robotics and control systems, as well as sensor networks.
Staff are actively involved with industry and these links, together with their research activity, positively influence and inform the teaching of these state-of-the-art courses.
*All the department’s current undergraduate and postgraduate courses were recently restructured and will be going through accreditation before the start of the next academic year.