Everything you need to know...
What is the fee?
Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study?
3 / 4 Years
Where will I study?
What are the entry requirements?
What is the UCAS code?
When do I start?
Placement year available?
73% of our graduates are in highly skilled employment or further study fifteen months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
- Become a professional electrical and electronic engineer from day one.
- Gain knowledge and specialised skills in state-of-the-art labs and workshops.
- Apply your skills by completing industry-linked projects and placements.
- Explore diverse disciplines – mechanical, automotive, aerospace, civil engineering.
- Design and manage electrical systems for a sustainable future.
From smartphones and buildings to electric cars and renewable energy, the world we live in today is profoundly dependent on 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’ve come to expect.
You could also consider our integrated Masters MEng course. With an extra year to develop specialist knowledge and enhance your research and project-management experience, you gain advanced technical and professional skills to increase your future job prospects. Or, as long as you meet the required academic standards, you could enrol on the BEng and swap to the MEng later.
If you don't meet the entry requirements for this course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation course.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course is designed for you to gain experience as a professional engineer from day one, developing technical and professional skills from the very start.
You’ll engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. The balance of these activities changes at each level of study to encourage you to become increasingly independent learners, developing the ability to take the initiative, plan, organise and complete programmes of work – as an individual, a leader and a member of a team.
You learn through:
- Diverse lectures emphasising peer collaboration.
- Tutorials to practise and apply your knowledge ahead of assessments.
- Hands-on lab experience including computational modelling and simulation..
- Q&A and discussions for self-assessment and understanding.
- Support sessions for receiving feedback and preparing for assessments.
- Teamwork activities for collaboration in an innovative environment.
- Project-based learning to apply knowledge, creativity, design, critical analysis and professional skills to real-world projects.
You will begin the course will focusing on the theoretical and practical fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. You will then move into developing skills in analysis, design and verification of circuits before taking these skills and applying them at a system level.
You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly-skilled, graduate-level employment. This includes work experience, digital skills, career readiness and graduate attributes – plus the following support:
- Access to our student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
- Access to our Skills Centre for support with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments and assessment preparation.
- Industry-specific employability activities, including work placements, live projects and networking opportunities.
- The Engineering Café, a weekly drop-in session where you can ask questions and get advice from academics.
- A dedicated Maths and Stats Support drop-in session that runs twice a week.
Course leaders and tutors
Throughout all years of the course, you’ll have the chance to work on live projects, using the tools and skills relevant to the industry today. You’ll be treated as a professional from the moment you join us, and these projects will help you to harness the skills you learn with us in the real world.
As part of this course, you’ll have the chance to run a project on data acquisition and analysis in collaboration with Netflix, where you’ll learn how to optimise data to improve the performance of systems and products.
You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with SHU Racing, initiated and led by Sheffield Hallam students. SHU Racing caters to a broad audience, reflecting our commitment to professional diversification. Each year the team strives to optimise and develop a Formula Student competition car – through smart innovation, professionally engineered development and lean manufacturing strategies.
The SHU Racing team typically consists of over 70 undergraduate students, predominantly from the engineering disciplines.
You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.
We’ll be on hand to support you in applying for and finding suitable placement opportunities. We’re in regular contact with local and national companies – and we can help you with interview techniques and preparing your CV. Previous graduates have spent their placement years at companies including Siemens, BMW, General Electric, Network Rail, Caterpillar, Cetix, British Gas, Servelec Group, Abaco Systems, ARM, British Airways Engineering and Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK).
You’ll be able to observe relevant industry processes through site visits. Previous trips have included tours of power stations, automotive plants and advanced manufacturing industries.
You’ll be able to attend scheduled events across the academic year and meet industry partners, employers, researchers, and alumni. Past events have included the Alumni Careers Panel, Careers Fair, Winter Research Poster Event, SHU Racing Launch and EngFest.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
Graduates of this course are in demand locally, nationally and globally – giving you an opportunity to follow your chosen career anywhere in the world.
This course prepares you for a career in:
- Electrical engineering – supply and distribution
- Electronic engineering – design, development and test
- Project engineering management
- Control systems engineering
- Embedded systems engineering
- Communication systems engineering
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:
- National Instruments
- TBG Solutions
- Honeywell Process Solutions
- Asteral Healthcare
Equipment and facilities
You’ll learn in excellent teaching facilities, including professionally equipped laboratories for teaching, projects and research.
We have cutting-edge teaching spaces, dedicated labs and workshops for:
- Electrical power, transmission and distribution.
- Embedded systems – facilities for advanced Field Programmable Gate Array and Microcontroller development (Intel, ARM and Arduino).
- Electronics and communications – modern digital oscilloscopes, function Generators, power supplies and spectrum analysers.
- Control systems – Mitsubishi & Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers and software for Supervisory Control, and Data Acquisition.
- Electrical & Electronic Design Automation software such as LabVIEW, MATLAB, MULTISIM, PowerFactory and Cadence.
- Automation, industry 4.0 facilities and a wide range of fixed and mobile robots and cobots.
- Rapid prototyping equipment with laser cutters and 3D printers.
- Materials testing and manufacturing.
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, equivalent BTEC National qualifications or T levels: including a Mathematics based subject AND at least one other relevant subject - Physics, Physical Science, Engineering Science, Computer Science, Chemistry, other Science/Technology subject. For example:
- BBC-BBB at A Level including relevant subjects.
- DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
- Merit overall from a T level qualification.Must include B from Core and must be an engineering T level- excluding Design and development for engineering and manufacturing.
- A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
- Level 2 Literacy or Functional Skills Level 2 English
- Level 2 Numeracy or Functional Skills Level 2 Maths
• Foundation - pass from our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, depending on academic performance
• 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.
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.
We will make an offer to all applicants who are likely to achieve or better these entry requirements.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
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.
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.
Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
Electrical Engineering Principles
Fundamentals Of Analogue & Digital Electronics
Maths And Computational Methods
Professional Engineering Practice
Analogue And Digital Electronic Design
Communication Systems And Computer Networks
Electrical Power, Machines, Control And Instrumentation
Industrial Group Embedded System Project
Electrical, Electronic & Sustainable Energy Systems
Project: Management And Scoping
Artificial Intelligence And The Internet Of Things
Power Electronics & Control Systems
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 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, 190KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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.
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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
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