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MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Year of Entry 2022/23
MEng

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Take a 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: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 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 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain a masters degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • 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. This course provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a career in electrical and electronic engineering. You'll be able to study a wide selection of topics – from electronic design, communications and software engineering to computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and renewable energy systems.

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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.

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 establish the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics, and practical and project skills and develop scientific and analytical skills by studying electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering and electronic systems design. In the final year, specialist options and projects 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
  • examinations
  • assignments
  • project work
  • a group project
  • work experience
  • research

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 real-world projects – will help you develop the transferable skills and multi-disciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry. You’ll also take on a specialist role in a group project and start planning your career in detail.

Work placements

You’ll have the chance to undertake an optional placement in your third year – helping you to build on the knowledge and skills you develop 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 and Heraeus Electro-Nite.

Networking opportunities

Industry fully supports the course with work placements, course planning, visits, real projects, case studies and guest lecturers. These connections help to increase your career opportunities and employability. You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside practising engineers who are industry-sponsored students studying part-time.

Our industrial sponsors include Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, BAE Systems, Tata Steel, Fairfield Control Systems and Bombardier Transportation. Every year the university holds a careers fair where more than 140 companies come to Sheffield Hallam and offer jobs and placement opportunities.


Future careers

97% of our engineering 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
  • global telecommunications
  • aerospace, automotive and railway engineering
  • robotics
  • consumer, computer, medical and military electronics
  • general manufacturing
  • water, gas and electricity supply
  • teaching

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • 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
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 online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

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

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work within dedicated laboratories designed 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

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.

GCSE

  • 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'.


Modules

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 3 or year 4.

Year 1

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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Electronic Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Individual Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Control Systems And Their Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Embedded Computer Networks Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Power Electronics And Drives Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: V.L.S.I. Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Electronic System Design Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: M.Eng Group Project Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Modern Electric Systems 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: Robotics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Systems On Chip (S.O.C.) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF, 293.1KB)

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