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BEng (Honours) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Part-Time)

Train for an engineering career working with new and emerging technologies on a course where graduates go on to work with internationally renowned companies like Rolls-Royce, Emhart Glass and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

Course length 6 Years
Location City Campus

Course description

What you study
Study for a career at the highest level of engineering, on a well-respected course designed to put you on the path to chartered engineer status. If you are interested in how and why things work, we can help you develop the problem-solving skills and knowledge needed to answer these questions.

You study a range of electrical and electronic engineering specialisms, including the design and implementation of
• electronic systems
• embedded systems
• networks using communications and signal processing techniques
• appropriate engineering management
• instrumentation and control systems

Key areas include • electrical and electronic systems • control and instrumentation • embedded systems • communications • signal processing • appropriate engineering management.

You also benefit from working to deadlines for real time demonstrations and investigative project work.

Placements and work experience
Industry fully supports the course with • work placements • course planning • visits • real projects • case studies • guest lectures. This connection with industry helps to increase your career opportunities and employability. You work alongside practising engineers who are industry-sponsored students studying part-time.

Our industrial sponsors include companies such as • Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd • BAE Systems • Associated British Ports (ABP) • BP Chemicals • Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd.

The course is designed to show you how academic theory, simulation and case studies connect with practical project work. Students enjoy using high level instrumentation in our laboratories. This builds your confidence in testing, design prototyping and investigative projects.

In your final project, you use theory and industry-standard specialised hardware and software, including target systems (not simply simulations) to find solutions to practical problems.

Typical examples of projects include work on
• nanotechnology for quantum dot applications
• noxious gas sensor circuits
• solar powered refrigeration
• fingerprint recognition
• optimisation of traffic control

Professional recognition

This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following

• 280 points from GCE/VCE A levels or BTEC National qualifications, including mathematics and scientific subjects. We do not accept Key Skills and general studies A level.

• Foundation – pass from 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 15 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 must have 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 make an offer to all applicants who are likely to achieve or better these entry requirements.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Course structure

Part-time – typically six years

Typical modules may include

Year one modules

• electrical engineering principles • professional engineering practice • engineering mathematics

Year two modules

• digital electronic engineering • analogue electronic engineering • introduction to programming

Year three modules

• further mathematics, signals & systems • analogue & digital electronics • control & instrumentation

Year four modules

• electrical power & machines • embedded systems design • communication systems & computer networks

Year five modules


• electrical systems & sustainable energy • electronic systems


• mobile communications & digital signal processing • power electronics & electrical machines

Year six modules


• individual project


• control systems & their application • embedded computer networks • very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design

  • coursework
  • project
  • examinations


Graduates may become a professional engineer in one of the many sectors that use electrical and electronic engineering. You gain the skills and knowledge to move quickly and easily into management positions.

There are careers in industries such as • global telecommunications • fast moving consumer goods • IT hardware or software • aerospace • automotive • robotics • energy and water utilities • power • defence • industrial and medical instrumentation and control • oil companies • consultancy firms.

Our graduates have careers with established companies including • Tata Steel • Emhart Glass • Sony Mobile Communications • Honeywell Control Systems • Motorola • Rolls-Royce • First ScotRail • Siemens • Vodafone.


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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2016/17 academic year

Typically £4,500 a year

2017/18 academic year

Typically £4,625 a year

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Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

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