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BEng (Honours) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology

Degree apprenticeship

Male teacher pointing to wired machine besides female student in a headscarf in a labStudy for a career at the highest level of engineering, with a work-based apprenticeship course designed to help you become a electrical or electronic technical support 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 and Electrical or Electronic Technical Support Engineer. 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 will be in October 2023

The course normally takes 3.5 years part-time – you'll complete an endpoint assessment within this time frame or 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 cutting edge physical equipment and software applications which you will use during the course of your study.

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 also need qualifications

The usual entry requirements are GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4, or above - 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. For example:

BBC at A Level including mathematics or a mathematics-based subject plus at least one other from physics, physical science, engineering science, computer science, technology, chemistry or other science or technology subject. 

DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a science or technology-based subject (including passes in mathematics and two other science or technology-based modules).


A combination of qualifications which must include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

5. Modules

Year 1 • engineering principles for apprentices • software development for apprentices • analogue and digital for apprentices • engineering mathematics & statistics for apprentices • ethical engineering practice (work-based learning) • investigative project for apprentices (work-based learning)
Year 2 • embedded systems and applications • control and automation • mechanical concepts for EEE apprentices • 
developing an engineering portfolio • engineering business management for apprentices (work-based learning)
Year 3 • power engineering for apprentices • further analogue and digital for apprentices • lifecycle engineering for electronic systems • engineering ops and lean for apprentices • engineering project & portfolio (40 credits, work-based learning) 

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