Top ten for graduate-level employability
(Complete University Guide 2017, Times Good University Guide 2017)
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.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Lean 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.Find out more >
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.Find out more >
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.Find out more >
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.Find out more >
The pace at which digital technology is advancing is breathtaking. Modern electronic system design is based on an understanding of a wide range of subjects ranging from electrical network behaviour through signal processing and programmable systems, to the programming languages used to design hardware circuits. Engineers with the skills and understanding that this degree programme offers are in great demand in industry and graduates can expect a fulfilling and rewarding career.Find out more >
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.Find out more >
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.
The foundation year is available for students who have:
- Studied the correct STEM subjects, but haven’t achieved high enough grades for year one entry.
- Achieved good grades, but not in the required STEM subjects.
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Sheffield is also home to a large International College which offers foundation pathways onto our degree courses for overseas students.