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Year of Entry 2020/21

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Get on the fast track to a career as a professional engineer able to work at the highest level with new and emerging technologies.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year) ††
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 / 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? H600
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study from a wide selection of general and specialised topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and renewable energy systems.
  • Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) to meet the educational requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) status.
  • Study everything from the operation of nanoelectronic devices to national-scale electricity networks.

The world is dependent upon the talents of electronic and electrical engineers. Creating, designing and managing 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. This course provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a career in electrical and electronic engineering.

Student View

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

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch lecturer Tim Mulroy talk about this course.

Your first year establishes the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics and practical and project skills.

In your second year you develop your scientific and analytical skills through study of electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering, and electronic systems design.

Specialist projects in the third year will give you experience of the latest engineering challenges faced by industry and society.

The last year provides more analytical and advanced topics in control, electrical systems and renewable energy.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials and practical sessions
  • examinations, assignments and project work

Applied learning

Live projects

Project-based learning, including live industry-led projects, will help you develop the transferable skills and multi-disciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry. You will take on a specialist role in a group project and start detailed planning of your career.

Work placements

You will have the chance to undertake an optional placement in your third year. 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.

Networking opportunities

Industry fully supports the course with work placements, course planning, visits, real projects, case studies and guest lecturers. This connection with industry helps to increase your career opportunities and employability. You also gain the opportunity to work alongside practicing engineers, who are industry-sponsored students studying part-time.

Our industrial sponsors include companies such as Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, BAE Systems, Tata Steel, Fairfield Control Systems and Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. Every year the university holds Career Fairs event where more than 140 companies come to Sheffield Hallam and offer jobs and placement opportunities.

Future careers

Nearly 90% of graduates from this subject area go on to work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE). Previous graduates have gone on to work as

  • electrical engineer,
  • junior field service engineer
  • project engineer
  • controls engineer
  • plant manager
  • senior quality engineer

Our graduates work for industries such as

  • global telecommunications
  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • railway
  • robotics
  • consumer/computer/medical/military electronics
  • general manufacturing
  • water, gas and electricity supply
  • teaching

Graduates have worked for companies such as

  • BBC
  • Tata Steel
  • Emhart Glass
  • Sony Mobile Communications
  • Honeywell Control Systems
  • Motorola
  • Rolls-Royce
  • First ScotRail
  • Siemens
  • Vodafone
  • 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 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

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • 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 software for monitoring and control (SCADA) via Labview

Learn more about your department

Watch a video about the benefits of being involved in the SHU Formula Student racing team. Previous SHU Racing team members have gone on to work for Formula One racing teams.

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 128

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications including Mathematics and at least one other science subject. For example:

  • ABB at A Level including relevant subjects.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.


  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Foundation - pass from the preparatory year of 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 18 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 consider applicants who have studied other areas individually. Please contact us for more information.

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 4.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Analogue Electronic Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Digital Electronic Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Electrical Engineering Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy Credits: 20
Module: Electronic Systems Credits: 20
Module: Individual Project (Eec - Ceng Route) Credits: 40
Elective modules
Module Credits
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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Electronic System Design Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Electrical Energy Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Control Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Communication Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Communication Media Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Modern Electric Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Robotics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

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.

International students

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.

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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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