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Year of Entry 2019/20
MEng

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Course in clearing
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.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on 0330 024 6390 from 10am on Tuesday 27 August or apply online.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 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? 112 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? H600
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

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

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

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

Accreditation

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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City Campus map
Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library
Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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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

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

112 UCAS points, including 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include A level Maths, or BTEC Subsidiary Engineering and a science subject.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year.

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Analogue And Digital Electronics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Communication Systems And Computer Networks Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Control And Instrumentation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Electrical Power And Machines Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Embedded Systems Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Further Mathematics, Signals And Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

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: Mobile Communications And Digital Signal Processing Credits: 20
Module: Power Electronics And Drives 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
Exam
Module: Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Control Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Communication Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Communication Media Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Machine Vision Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Microprocessor Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mixed-Signal Design Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Modern Electric Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Network Applications Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Object Oriented Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Robotics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Software Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 2019/20 is £13,250 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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