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BEng (Honours) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Degree apprenticeship

Student using electronic equipmentStudy for a career at the highest level of engineering, with a work-based apprenticeship course designed to help you become a chartered engineer.


How does the degree apprenticeship work?

You study a university course alongside 30+ hours of employment a week – so you'll need a relevant job role before you apply. The combination of the course and the job has to meet a national ‘apprenticeship standard’ – in this case the Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer standard. So you get to study for a recognised qualification, while earning a salary and having no student fees to pay.

Our next start date for this course is September 2019

The course normally takes 6 years part-time – then you'll complete an endpoint assessment within a further 6 months.



1. Course summary

  • Learn electrical principles and specialisms across electronic and embedded systems.
  • Gain design and implementation skills and apply them in projects on the job.
  • Work towards chartered engineer status to help you advance your career.

If you’re interested in how and why things work, we can help you develop the problem-solving skills and knowledge you need to answer these questions. You'll also be working towards accreditation from The Institution of Engineering and Technology, which will help you to prove your expertise and advance your career.



2. How you learn

You’ll study a range of electrical and electronic engineering specialisms, including the design and implementation of networks using communications and signal processing techniques, appropriate engineering management, and instrumentation and control systems. You’ll also gain the professional skills you need for a successful career, including business awareness and product design standards and legislation.

You learn through

  • part-time study at Sheffield Hallam
  • work-based learning assignments
  • real time demonstrations
  • investigative project work
  • coursework
  • portfolio work
  • exams



3. Where you'll study

You'll study at our City Campus, with modern teaching labs and state of the art testing and analysis equipment.

4. Entry requirements

You need a job role to accompany your apprenticeship course

This has to be 30+ hours a week of employment in a relevant job role – and you would need your employer to agree to fund your course, either through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy. You must also have the right to Abode in the UK.

You normally need qualifications as well

The usual entry requirements include GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English at Grade C, 4 or above – plus one of the following

  • an A-level pass, or two AS-level passes, in a relevant science or technology subject
  • an advanced VCE double award in a relevant engineering, manufacturing or technology topic
  • an EdExcel/BTEC/SCOTVEC National Certificate or Diploma in a science or technology subject
  • a pass in the preparatory year of the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics or another suitable science or technology foundation or access course (with an overall average mark of at least 40%

Though we may also consider candidates with relevant work experience.



5. Modules

You'll take modules in • engineering mathematics • electrical engineering principles • professional engineering practice • analogue electronic engineering • introduction to programming • digital electronic engineering • further mathematics, signals and systems • control and instrumentation • analogue and digital electronics • electrical power and machines • embedded systems design • communication systems and computer networks • electrical systems and sustainable energy • electronic systems • individual project
You'll also be able to choose from • mobile communications and digital signal processing • power electronics and electrical machines • control systems and their application • embedded computer networks • very large scale integrated circuit design


6. Fees and funding

You'll need an employer who can support your application – funding your course through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy.

Funding options for employers.



How do I apply?

If you're already employed and your employer is willing to support your application, here's the application form you fill out together.

If you don't have an employer who can support you yet, here's how you can look for opportunities.

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