Course details

A Levels ABB-BBC Other entry requirements
UCAS code H602
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Electronic and Electrical Engineering Engineering

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Laura Hogg
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0) 114 222 7836
Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/sefy

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Top 10 UK electronic and electrical engineering department
QS World University Rankings 2016

Course description

If you don't have the usual scientific or mathematical background for an engineering degree, a foundation year is for you. You'll need to demonstrate a high level of academic ability, either through study or work. Contact the admissions tutor for further information.

Our courses are flexible. You choose your own degree through a blend of core and optional modules and a major project. Levels one and two are the same for all courses, after which you'll specialise based on your interests. You're generally not tied to the degree you originally registered for.

This course will give you a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills that underpin electrical and electronic engineering.

Core topics in this broad course include power systems, power electronics, electrical machines and drives, motion control systems and energy utilisation. Your study will cover theoretical and practical aspects of electrical engineering. You'll choose optional modules from our other degrees, depending on your interests.

Modules: what you study and when

Foundation years explained

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB-BBC dependent on experience
International Baccalaureate 33-31 dependent on experience
BTEC DDD in Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units or DDD in Applied Science
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 with no more than one of Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Electronics
Scottish Highers AAABB with no more than one of Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Electronics
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB with no more than one of Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Electronics
Advanced Diploma Typical requirement of 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, and 15 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths and Science grade 6 or grade B
  • An additional Maths test and interview are required for BTEC Extended Diploma and Diploma applicants. Please contact the Department for more information
  • This course is for those who don't have the required Maths or Science A Levels, or equivalent, for the full degree course
  • A Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering website

Core modules:

Core Foundation Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering
Foundations of Physics
Further Foundation Mathematics

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

The Diamond building

The Times Good University Guide 2015 puts Sheffield in the UK top ten for EEE.

We teach a powerful combination of cutting-edge theory and practical skills. Working on real projects with industry partners is part of the curriculum. In every year of your course.

The biggest names in industry trust us to deliver game-changing research. The Rolls-Royce Technology Centre for Advanced Machines and Drives and the Sheffield-Siemens Wind Power Research Centre are both based here. We also house the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies.

You're not tied to the course you register for. The first two years of all our courses are the same, so you can switch courses, if you want to, after the second year.

All our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. A four-year MEng meets all the academic standards for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. If you take our three-year BEng, you'll need to complete some further learning to satisfy the requirements.
You'll be taught in one of the best teaching spaces in the UK. The Diamond (pictured) will have state-of-the-art teaching and lab facilities, using cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment.

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering website

What our graduates do

Typical graduate job titles include: design engineer, system engineer, electrical engineer, electronic engineer, control and instrumentation engineer, software engineer, graduate analyst, research and development test engineer, electrical building services engineer.

Employers include Airbus UK, Arup, Atkins, Barclays, BP, EDF Energy, EON, Ericsson, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, Nokia, Rolls-Royce, Shell and Siemens.

Student profile


"The skills we get are not just practical. They're project management, team working and leadership skills. You can go on to use those skills through your career."

Andrew Frost
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Industrial experience
Second-year students have the chance to work on real industrial problems through the pioneering Sheffield Industrial Project Scheme. You can apply your knowledge to engineering problems at level three with a major project in direct collaboration with an academic supervisor from one of our research groups. An industrial placement, either during the vacation or as a year out, will complement your studies. The University's Careers Service can advise you how to find these, or you may have an arrangement with a sponsor.

Sponsorship
Many of our undergraduates are sponsored in some way, often by their employers. We can arrange either deferred entry or a year out during the course if required.

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Admissions Officer
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Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk

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