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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- 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.
Watch student Phoebe Moore talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
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
- tutorials and practical sessions
- examinations, assignments and project work
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.
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.
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.
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
- consumer/computer/medical/military electronics
- general manufacturing
- water, gas and electricity supply
Graduates have worked for companies such as
- Tata Steel
- Emhart Glass
- Sony Mobile Communications
- Honeywell Control Systems
- First ScotRail
- 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 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
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.
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
- 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.
|Module: Analogue Electronic Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Digital Electronic Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Electrical Engineering Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Engineering Mathematics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Programming||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Engineering Practice||Credits: 20||
|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|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Electronic Systems||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: Power Electronics And Electrical Machines||Credits: 20|
|Module: Vlsi Design||Credits: 20|
|Module: Digital Electronic System Design||Credits: 15||
|Module: Electrical Energy Systems||Credits: 15||
|Module: Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy||Credits: 15||
|Module: Advanced Control Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence||Credits: 15||
|Module: Communication Engineering||Credits: 15||
|Module: Communication Media||Credits: 15||
|Module: Industrial Automation||Credits: 15||
|Module: Modern Electric Systems||Credits: 15||
|Module: Robotics||Credits: 15||
|Module: Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
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.
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.
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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