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BEng (Honours) Electronic Engineering (Part-Time)

Learn how to identify, design and implement solutions to real-world electronics problems on a course known for producing industry-ready engineers. Follow in the footsteps of other students who have secured graduate jobs in major companies such as Tata Steel Europe, Kostal Ltd and Renishaw PLC.

Course length 6 Years
Location City Campus

Course description

What you study
Gain the specialised technical skills needed by employers in the electronics industries on this professionally focused course.

To provide you with the skills required for the workplace, you work on individual projects involving product development, demonstrations and technical reporting.

You study the specifics of • software and hardware systems applications • software and hardware technologies • computer modelling • mathematics for electronic engineering.

You gain a grounding in the principal themes of • digital and analogue electronics • electronic systems design • signal processing • engineering analysis.

These themes support further study of specialist applications of electronics to computer, communication and control systems. You can also design and build working devices, and evaluate commercial electronic products.

You study the core engineering modules with engineering students from other specialisms. These modules provide a common foundation of engineering principles, knowledge and key skills, engineering applications and personal skills development.

In the final stage, you continue studying electronic engineering subjects and can choose specialist option modules. You also complete a major project, which involves identifying, designing and implementing solutions to an engineering problem.

Example projects include
• applying computer vision algorithm for implementation of an interactive flight simulator
• magnetic muscle for robot manipulators
• study and development of solar powered refrigeration system

You work in excellent facilities that include state-of-the-art software and dedicated electrical and electronic labs. You also have the opportunity to visit our specialist research labs and be involved in research directed projects. This gives you an insight into the cutting edge of electronic engineering work.

Professional recognition

This programme is IEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject to at least AS level) . We accept AS level. We accept General Studies.


• 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject) . We accept General Studies.

New UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from September 2017. This is significantly different to the current points system and uses an alternative method of calculation. You can find information about these changes on the UCAS website and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Foundation – pass from the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent 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

Level one modules

Year one • electrical and electronic principles • engineering mathematics • engineering principles

Year two • engineering practice: electrical and electronic • introduction to programming • electronic engineering 1

Level two modules

Year three • electronic engineering 2 (analogue and digital) • microprocessor-based system • maths for electronic engineering • engineering business management

Year four • computer networks and communication systems • digital signal processing • interactive product design and analysis • environment and society

Level three modules

Year five • electronic engineering 3 • digital signal processing and mobile communications • computer networks 2

Year six • personal project • project and quality management • microprocessor system applications

  • coursework
  • project
  • examination


As a graduate, you benefit from a demand for engineers with a sound knowledge of engineering applications based on microprocessor systems and information networks.

Our graduates have found careers with companies such as • Raytheon Systems (Defence Hardware) • Kostal Ltd. • Intel Systems • Reuters • IBM • Vodafone • Powervamp Ltd.


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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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How to apply

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

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

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