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MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Get on the fast track to a career as a highly qualified professional engineer able to work at the highest level with new and emerging technologies. You study on a course where graduates go on to work with internationally renowned companies such as Siemens, Rolls-Royce, Mott MacDonald and Ericsson. Subject to ongoing accreditation, this course also acts as your first step toward Chartered Engineer status.

Course length 4-5 Year(s)
Location City Campus
UCAS H600 Course code

Course description

Throughout the course, you are supported in applying your academic studies, using industry standard hardware and software, with hands on individual practical laboratory project work. We hold LabView Academy status and use our wide ranging staff expertise to deliver a broad-based, futureproofed course.

What you study

Study for a career at the highest level of engineering, in product development or senior management, on this well respected course. If you are interested in how and why things work, we help you develop the problem-solving skills and knowledge to answer these questions.

You study a range of electrical and electronic engineering specialisms, including designs for • analogue and digital electronic systems • embedded systems • communication systems and computer networks • engineering management • control and instrumentation • electrical power. You then focus on your main interests and strengths through your individual project and choice of elective modules.

In your final year multi-disciplinary group project you use theory and industry standard hardware and software to find solutions to practical problems. Examples of projects include a robot that can climb posts to assist emergency services and a solar challenge car.

Key areas include • electrical and electronic engineering • system design • computer and communications engineering • control and instrumentation systems • manufacturing strategy • project and quality management • embedded systems design.

Placements and work experience

During year three, you have the opportunity to do a paid placement with a national or multinational corporation, including • Siemens, Solihull • Servelec, Sheffield • Serck Controls Ltd, Barnsley • ARM, Cambridge • TBG Solutions, Chesterfield • S3-ID, Rotherham • Renishaw, Gloucestershire • National Instruments.

Industry fully supports the course with • work placements • course planning • visits • real projects • case studies • guest lecturers. This connection with industry helps to increase your career opportunities and employability. You also gain the opportunity to 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 • Tata Steel • Fairfield Control Systems • Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd.


Throughout the course, you are encouraged to connect academic theory, simulation and case studies with practical laboratory project work.

For the practical elements of the course, you are based in dedicated laboratories for • electronics • communications • computer networks • embedded systems • electrical power • instrumentation • control. We enjoy using industry standard test equipment and development tools and you are supported when you start to use theories and apply them to what you have learnt.

Your lab work builds your confidence in testing, design prototyping and investigative projects. You are also introduced to our research laboratories and learn to create practical solutions for complex engineering challenges, such as medical image processing and visualisation to highlight abnormal regions in medical images.

Teaching expertise
Our staff are involved in knowledge transfer projects, applying their research to real world industrial projects.

This helps us
• develop our industry relevant teaching and research material
• apply knowledge and expertise to important business problems
• identify new research themes and projects for our students

Professional recognition

This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered 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

• 128 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics and science subjects) We accept AS levels. We do not accept general studies.


• 112 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics and science subjects). We do not 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 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 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 consider applicants who have studied other areas individually. Please contact us for more information.

International and European entry qualifications

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.

Course structure

Five years full-time (including one year work placement) or four years full-time

Typical modules may include

Year one modules

• electrical engineering principles • professional engineering practice • introduction to programming • engineering mathematics • digital electronic engineering • analogue electronic engineering

Year two modules

• analogue and digital electronics • communication systems and computer networks • further mathematics, signals and systems • embedded systems design • electrical power and machines • control and instrumentation

Placement year

• optional work placement

If you choose the five year route, you spend at least 36 weeks on a paid, work-based placement.

Third academic year core modules

• electronic systems • electrical systems and sustainable energy • individual project • plus two elective technical modules

Third academic year options

Select two from the following examples • control systems and their application • mobile communications and digital signal processing • embedded computer networks • power electronics and electrical machines • very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design

Final year modules

• group project • global supply chain and manufacturing strategy • digital electronic system design • electrical energy systems

Final year options

select three from the following examples • communication media • lean operations and six sigma • network applications • applicable artificial intelligence • software engineering • object orientated methods • embedded systems • communication engineering • microprocessor engineering • advanced control methods • industrial automation • robotics • machine vision • efficient machines and electromagnetic applications • mixed-signal design

  • coursework
  • projects
  • examinations


You can work in areas such as • global telecommunications • consumer electronics • computer electronics • aerospace • automotive • railway • robotics • general manufacturing • water, gas and electricity supply.

You can specialise in the design of • computers • mobile phones • DVD players • satellite dishes • instrumentation and control systems • aeroplanes • military equipment • cars • electrical energy systems.

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


Home / EU student

We do not charge course fees during a placement year.

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)

For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.

International student

We do not charge course fees during a placement year.

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,250 a year

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,750 a year

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Additional costs information

How to apply

You apply for this course through UCAS.

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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