About Us

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The EEE Department at Sheffield is respected internationally for its many important contributions in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The Department currently has 46 Academic/Academic Related staff, (including 21 professors) and 63 research staff. We also have a dedicated team of 20 technical and 23 administrative support staff. Our student community comprises approximately 850 undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research students.

Continuing Research and Teaching Excellence

Research funding

EPSRC currently provide over £16.5m of sponsorship funding for our research activities and this makes us one of the best supported departments in the country. This level of support feeds directly into our teaching providing students with access to world-class facilities and exposure to the very latest developments in the field. EPSRC also provide an additional £500k as a Doctoral Training Award to provide scholarships for PhD students. EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) are a government funded body and a major sponsor of university based research.

EPSRC’s Grants on the Web page to see how we compare with our peers.

National Student Survey

Our students are highly satisfied with their experience and 90% of our most recent students are employed in graduate level jobs according to the National Student Survey. For further information consult Unistats, an official government run website dedicated to providing an independent guide to university statistics including those obtained from the National Student Survey.

Unistats website

REF 2014

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked us among the UK's top ten departments for the impact and quality of our research.

Undergraduate courses in electronic and electrical engineering

Find out more about postgraduate research opportunities

MSc Taught Degrees

The Department's teaching is underpinned by research at the leading edge. The world class laboratories are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. They include the UK's EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies, the development of high performance motors and drive electronics, next-generation communication and radar systems, the design and systems incorporation of novel integrated circuits.

Find out more on our research web pages