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BEng (Honours) Electrical Engineering

Degree apprenticeship top-up

OscilloscopeTop up your foundation degree apprenticeship or prior experience by gaining a degree qualification while you work.


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 either the Control/Technical Support Engineer, the Electrical/Electronic Support Engineer or the Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development 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 is September 2019

The course normally takes 2 years part-time – then you'll complete an endpoint assessment within a further 6 months.



1. Course summary

  • Develop your qualifications to degree-level to help you progress your career further.
  • Learn techniques you’ll need to create, test and maintain engineering applications.
  • Increase your foundation knowledge and gain specialist knowledge for your industry.

This accredited top-up course is ideal if you have a HND, foundation degree or relevant prior experience and you’d like to increase your training to degree-level. EEF’s ‘Skills for Growth’ report said 73% of manufacturers found it difficult to recruit an engineering professional, so this qualification will help you to advance your career further and provide highly coveted expertise.



2. How you learn

You’ll learn electrical and power electronic systems, robotics, engineering control systems and more – as well as specialised knowledge for different industries. You’ll also gain the professional skills you need for a successful career, and the assessment tasks you’ll undertake mirror many of the projects that industry experts carry out.

You learn through

  • part-time study at Sheffield Hallam
  • workplace learning
  • exams
  • coursework
  • project reports
  • portfolio work



3. Where you'll study

You'll study at our City Campus, in modern teaching labs with 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

As this is a top-up course, you’ll normally need to have completed the FdEng Integrated Engineering – Electrical apprenticeship beforehand.

We may also consider candidates who have prior learning or experience – although, to complete the apprenticeship you'll have to evidence your knowledge of foundation course learning as well as the top-up course.



5. Modules

Year 1 • electronic engineering • automation and robotics • power electronics
Year 2 • final year project and project management • control systems


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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