Electronic and Electrical Engineering offer holder days

As part of your offer holder day at Sheffield, you'll be spending some quality time getting to know the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and your chosen course.

 Dr. Gavin Williams teaching students at an Insights Day for the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Arriving at the department

You will have booked to visit us 10am to 12.30pm on your offer holder day. Please arrive in good time for the start of your booked session, as we'll need to scan the QR code from your booking to register you. If you would like to join us for lunch, please see this section of the page below.

Your arrival location is: the The Diamond, main entrance. You can view this on our interactive campus map, and there will also be lots of open day staff and ambassadors around campus to assist you.

Photograph of the Sir Frederick Mappin Building
The main entrance of the Sir Frederick Mappin Building

If you arrive late for your booked session, please report to the general information stand on the Students’ Union concourse, where event staff will be able to help.

When booking, you'll be able to reserve a place for yourself and one guest at the department activities. To ensure safe venue capacities, the department will be unable to accommodate any additional unbooked visitors.

However, you're welcome to bring additional guests to accompany you on the day, and we would encourage these guests to take part in our range of central exhibitions and tours while the department activities are running.

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
offer holder timetable

You will have booked to visit the department 10am to 12.30pm on your offer holder day. Here's what to expect from your time with us. Timings are approximate and are subject to change, and so we recommend checking back prior to the event. 

Morning session (10am to 12.30pm)




45 Minutes

Welcome talk (Diamond Building, Lecture Theatre 3)

Applicant and Guest

60 minutes

Lab activity (Diamond Electronics and Controls Lab)


60 minutes

The Diamond Building tour 


45 minutes

Research labs tour (Sir Frederick Mappin Building)

Applicant and Guest


In addition to the above activity, the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering would be pleased if you could join them for a buffet lunch and an opportunity for further informal conversation with staff and current students. Lunch will follow immediately after you have completed the Research labs tour, from 12.30-1.00pm. Please see below for full details. When booking your place, you will be asked to email any dietary requirements to eeeugadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk.

Department activity timings Lunch timings Location
Morning (10am-12.30pm) 12.30-1.00pm Engineering Heartspace, Portobello Street entrance

Science and Engineering Foundation Year

If you're holding an offer for one of our courses with a Foundation Year, you should book your 2.5 hour visit with us as normal, but then also make a point to attend our Science and Engineering Foundation Year talk which will run 1pm to 1.30pm in Diamond Lecture Theatre 9, on the second floor of the Diamond building. No pre-booking is required for this SEFY talk, but all foundation year offer holders are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about this part of your course.

Taster lab

On the day you'll get a chance to take part in a taster session in our fantastic Electronics and Control Laboratory, where you'll take part in an activity representative of the sort of things you'll be getting up to should you choose to come and study with us.

EEE undergraduate student in the lab in The Diamond

Parents and supporters tour

While you are taking part in activities, the guest you have brought along to support you on the day will receive a tour of the Diamond Building, the state-of-the-art facility where you'll spend most of you time here at Sheffield. They'll also get a chance to speak to current students and staff about the exciting opportunities that are available to you and where a degree from Sheffield can lead.

Research labs tour

By joining us on the day, you'll also have a chance to see what our researchers are working on here in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. We'll give you a tour of our professional research labs, where our researchers (many of whom are alumni from our undergraduate degrees in the department) are working on the technologies of the future!

What else should I fit in when I'm not with my department?

For the rest of the day, you'll have time to take part in the central tours and exhibitions detailed in our offer holder day guide.  

How to book

Please book your place on the offer holder day via the link in your invitation email.

Top 10 in the UK

We're in the top 10 UK Electronic and Electrical Engineering Departments (QS World University Rankings 2021).