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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
- Take part in hands-on engineering practical work.
- Use specialist laboratories and workshops.
- Work with well-known companies.
The world we live in today is profoundly dependent upon the talents of electronic and electrical engineers. Creating, designing and managing the systems that keep things running is vital in our society, from the generation of heat, light and power, to the ease and speed of communication that we have come to expect. On this course you study topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and distribution, electrical machines, signal processing, renewable energy systems, smart building systems and instrumentation.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
In the foundation year, you’ll study the fundamental maths, science and engineering principles that you’ll need at undergraduate level, and apply them to a range of different topics. You’ll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree course, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities — ensuring that you’re ready to hit the ground running.
The degree covers everything from the operation of nanoelectronic devices to national-scale electricity networks. It provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a professional career in electrical and electronic engineering. Project-based learning in all years, including live industry-led projects, will help you develop the transferable skills and multidisciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry.
In your second year you’ll establish the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics and practical and project skills. In your third year you will develop scientific and analytical skills through the study of electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering, and electronic systems design. You will take on a specialist role in a group project and start detailed planning of your career. Specialist options and projects in the final year will give you experience of the latest engineering challenges faced by industry and society.
You learn through
- practical sessions
Course leaders and tutors
This course offers you the chance to undertake an optional placement in Year 4. A placement helps you to build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course. You will be employed by the company for 12 months. The placement year is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual.
Our Placement Unit will be on hand to support you in applying for and finding suitable placement opportunities. They will assist you with preparing your CV and with interview techniques.
The Placement Unit team are regularly in contact with local and national companies. Previous students have spent their placement year at companies including Siemens, Cummins, Network Rail, Caterpillar, Cetix Ltd, Power Control Limited, Servelec Group, Abaco Systems, ARM, BG Solutions, Chesterfield and Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK) Ltd.
Come to an open day
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Nearly 90% of graduates from this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE).
Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as
- electrical engineer
- junior field service engineer
- project engineer
- controls engineer
- plant manager
- senior quality engineer
They have worked for organisations including
- British Steel
- TBG Solutions
- Core Control Solutions
- the NHS
Student success story
Electronic engineering student Rajan spent the third year of his course on placement at Siemens UK, developing new products and undertaking competitor research.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
We have excellent teaching facilities, including an impressive range of professionally equipped laboratories for teaching, projects and research.There are dedicated laboratories for
- Embedded Systems: hardware and software facilities for advanced ARM, FPGA, different microcontroller development and Arduino
- Electronics and Communications: modern digital oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies and spectrum analysers
- Electrical Power: contains modern industrial ac and dc motors and drives, electric vehicle technology, renewable energy generation technology (small wind turbines, solar photo voltaic panels and fuel cell). There are also power electronics rigs for power converters and inverters design.
- Control Systems: contains PLCs, pneumatic and hydraulic kits with all needed software for monitoring and control (SCADA) via Labview
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:
- CDD at A Level.
- MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
- Science at grade C or 4
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
We may also accept you, if you have no formal qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject.
Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.
UK students may be able to claim financial support for the course.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Electrical And Electronic Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundation Mathematics 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foundation Mathematics 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Fundamental Engineering Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Engineering Investigations||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mathematical Investigations||Credits: 20||
|Module: Analogue Electronic Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Digital Electronic Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Electrical Engineering Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Engineering Mathematics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Programming||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Engineering Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Analogue And Digital Electronics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Communication Systems And Computer Networks||Credits: 20|
|Module: Control And Instrumentation||Credits: 20|
|Module: Electrical Power And Machines||Credits: 20|
|Module: Embedded Systems Design||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Electronic Systems||Credits: 20|
|Module: Individual Project (Eec - Ceng Route)||Credits: 40|
|Module: Control Systems And Their Applications||Credits: 20|
|Module: Embedded Computer Networks||Credits: 20|
|Module: Power Electronics And Electrical Machines||Credits: 20|
|Module: Vlsi Design||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF)
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