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Year of Entry 2020/21
BEng (Honours)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Part-time Engineering

Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) to meet the educational requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) status.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,625 per year
How long will I study? 6 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • 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.

Student View

Watch student Phoebe Moore talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Tim Mulroy talk about this course.

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

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical sessions

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Walid Issa
Dr Walid Issa
Course Leader for MEng/BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Walid joined Hallam in 2016 as Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His main research interests include power electronics, digital control, DC/AC and D … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

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Future careers

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

  • Siemens
  • British Steel
  • TBG Solutions
  • Core Control Solutions
  • Asteral
  • Cummins
  • 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

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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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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

Entry requirements

All students

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Electrical Engineering Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Analogue Electronic Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Digital Electronic Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Analogue And Digital Electronics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Control And Instrumentation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Communication Systems And Computer Networks Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Electrical Power And Machines Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Embedded Systems Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 5

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Electronic Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Power Electronics And Drives Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Individual Project (Eec - Ceng Route) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Control Systems And Their Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Embedded Computer Networks Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Vlsi Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

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.

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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.

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