Everything you need to know...
- 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.
Watch student Phoebe Moore talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
This 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.
Year 1 establishes the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics and practical and project skills. Year 2 develops scientific and analytical skills through 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 3. 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
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
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
Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following
• 112 points from A levels or BTEC National qualifications, including mathematics and scientific subjects. We do not accept General studies A level.
• 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 must have 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
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
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.
|Module: Electrical Engineering Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Engineering Mathematics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Engineering Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Analogue Electronic Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Digital Electronic Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Programming||Credits: 20||
|Module: Analogue And Digital Electronics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Control And Instrumentation||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Communication Systems And Computer Networks||Credits: 20||
|Module: Electrical Power And Machines||Credits: 20||
|Module: Embedded Systems Design||Credits: 20||
|Module: Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Electronic Systems||Credits: 20|
|Module: Power Electronics And Electrical Machines||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: Vlsi Design||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting part-time study in 2020/21 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).
† 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.
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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