Undergraduate degrees

As an Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) graduate from The University of Sheffield you are a highly sought after individual with outstanding career prospects in all aspects of industry and commerce.
You could be found designing computer chips, lasers, next-generation mobile communication systems, electric vehicles and their navigation systems; writing new and innovative software; building, installing and controlling robots on a production line; performing quality assurance for a bank; advising on the power requirements for a new building or the infrastructure for a wind or solar farm. EEE graduates are the resource of the future required by forward facing companies. At the The University of Sheffield we offer a variety of degree programmes covering the wide spectrum of EEE, as detailed below.

Most of our degrees offer a Year in Industry option where you have the opportunity to work in an Engineering company for a year before returning to university to complete your degree.  Find out about Tudor's experiences of having a Year in Industry here.  The Faculty of Engineering offer support to anyone thinking about taking a Year in Industry and have a dedicated team who help you find a placement and keep in contact with you throughout your year in employment.  Meet the team and find out more about a Year in Industry here.

We recognise that ability isn't always demonstrated through a standard set of A Level or equivalent qualifications.  Our Access Sheffield polices help ensure that everyone who has the potential to succeed on our courses has the right opportunity to do so.  Find out more here.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Learn more about power systems, power electronics, digital electronics, circuits and devices, electrical machines and drives. Your study will cover theoretical and practical aspects across the range of electronic and electrical engineering. You'll choose optional modules from an extensive range covering many aspects of electrical and electronic engineering and communications, depending on your interests.

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

A broad-based course which provides you with expertise in a range of topics central to future developments in electrical engineering, as well as a good command of engineering principles. You'll be equipped to work in market sectors as diverse as aerospace, automotive, power generation/distribution and heavy/light industry, where there is an increasing demand for electrical engineers and many exciting career opportunities.

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Electronic Engineering

Designed to provide you with a sound base of the knowledge and skill that underpins the whole subject area encompassing computer hardware, analogue circuits, communication systems, power electronics, semiconductor devices and optoelectronics. With a degree in Electronic Engineering you are well placed for employment in a wide variety of industries, both inside and outside the engineering sector.

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Electronic Engineering
Electronic and Communications Engineering

Electronic and Communications Engineering

TV, radio, text messaging, and air travel - this course gives you a thorough grounding in the engineering that makes these indispensable everyday technologies possible. Due to the diversity of applications for communications engineering, there is a buoyant market for graduates with the skills to cope with a dynamic and fast moving area of engineering.

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Electronics and Computer Engineering

This degree brings together the two key elements of computing - its hardware and software. We will teach you how to design and build computing hardware alongside software programming, giving you a competitive edge within the market when you graduate.

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Digital Electronics
Microelectronics

Microelectronics

Develop your electronic engineering expertise towards an understanding of the properties of the semiconductor devices and circuits that underpin current and future electronic systems. All major aspects of semiconductor device technology are covered giving you a broad understanding to this key field. Coupled with the broader understanding of electronic engineering, you will graduate with a thorough grounding in the key enabling components that drive the electronics field.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year


If you want to study in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, but you don’t meet the entry requirements to go straight into year one, our Science and Engineering Foundation Year could be the route for you. This one-year course will prepare you for degree-level study by improving your knowledge and understanding of maths and physics, as well as the fundamental principles of engineering.After successfully completing the foundation year, you are guaranteed to progress onto one of our three year BEng or four year MEng degree courses.

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Sheffield is also home to a large International College which offers foundation pathways onto our degree courses for overseas students.


Foundation Year