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MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Work Experience)

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Year of Entry 2023/24

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Work Experience)

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: £9,910 per year (£1,500 for placement year)
International/EU: £16,385 per year (£1,500 for placement year)
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2023
January 2024
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.

How you learn

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

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Work experience is embedded midway through your course. Your dissertation module will be submitted upon completion of your placement.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Leon Shpanin
Dr Leon Shpanin
Senior Lecturer, Electronic and Electrical engineering.

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

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

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

Entry requirements

All students

Academic Qualifications

• An honours degree in an appropriate science or engineering subject, usually at least second-class, or

• Suitable professional qualifications in a field appropriate to engineering, or

• A degree in any relevant discipline plus at least one year of relevant industrial experience, or

• A diploma in a technological area, with at least three years of relevant experience.

Level of English language capability

• IELTS 6 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in all tasks.

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.

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.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Electronic System Design Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Group Project - International Product Development Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Modern Electric Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project And Dissertation (Work Experience) Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Systems On Chip (S.O.C.) Architectures And Prototyping Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applicable Artificial Intelligence Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Communication Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Control Of Linear Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Digital Signal Processing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Machine Vision Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Robotics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Postgraduate Placement Credits: -

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course without a placement or £11,410 with a placement.

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 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course without work experience placement or £17,885 with work experience placement.

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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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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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