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BEng (Honours) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Study Mode Part-time
Year of Entry 2023/24
BEng (Honours)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Part-time Engineering

Immerse yourself in a qualification that meets the educational requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) status – accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET).

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What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
How long will I study? 6 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2023

Course summary

  • Gain hands-on experience of practical electrical and electronic engineering work.
  • Develop your skills in specialist laboratories and workshops.
  • Gain real-world experience with well-known companies.

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. On this course you’ll 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.

We also offer BEng Honours Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year where you study an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.

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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.

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.

You’ll study the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics, and practical and project skills as well as developing scientific and analytical skills by studying electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering and electronic systems design. In the final year, specialist options enable you to undertake real-life inquiry, investigation, and discovery through a specific research topic, project or consultancy – making an original contribution to your discipline or related industry requirements.

You learn through

  • lectures, tutorials and practical sessions
  • exams
  • assignments
  • project work
  • a group project

Course leaders and tutors

Muhammed Akmal
Muhammed Akmal
Senior Lecturer

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Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll develop employment attributes through work experience and research. The course offers you the chance to undertake an optional placement in Year 3 – helping you to build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course. Over 12 months you’ll be able to enhance your employability and develop your skills as an individual.

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 students have spent their placement year at companies including Siemens, Cummins, Network Rail, Caterpillar, Cetix, Power Control, Servelec Group, Abaco Systems, ARM, BG Solutions, Chesterfield and Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK).

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Future careers

97% of graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2017/18 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

This course prepares you for a career in

  • electrical engineering
  • junior field service engineering
  • project engineering
  • controls engineering
  • plant management
  • senior quality engineering

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Siemens
  • British Steel
  • TBG Solutions
  • Core Control Solutions
  • Asteral
  • Cummins
  • 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 through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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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. 

You will work within dedicated laboratories for

  • embedded systems – hardware and software facilities for advanced ARM, FPGA, microcontroller development and Arduino
  • electronics and communications – modern digital oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies and spectrum analysers
  • electrical power – modern industrial AC and DC motors and drives, electric vehicle technology, renewable energy generation technology (small wind turbines, solar photovoltaic panels and fuel cell), as well as power electronics rigs for power converters and inverters design
  • control systems – PLCs, pneumatic and hydraulic kits with software for monitoring and control (SCADA) via Labview

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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: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Electrical Engineering Principles 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 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: V.L.S.I. Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting part-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/2023 are £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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