Course details

A Levels BBB-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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Telephone +44 114 222 7870
Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/sefy

Course description

If you don't have the usual scientific or mathematical background for an engineering degree, a foundation year is for you. After successfully completing the foundation year, which has modules in mathematics, physics and chemistry, you can start the MEng degree

Learn 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.

All our first-year students take part in the faculty's Global Engineering Challenge, working with students from other engineering disciplines to solve a real-world problem. All second years get to work on a week-long project devised by one of our industry partners. You'll also get the chance to work with an engineering company through the Sheffield Industrial Project Scheme.

In your third year you'll carry out your own research project, supervised by an academic. In your final year, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on a research project led by an academic with industry input.

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 BBB - BBC, dependent on subjects studied
International Baccalaureate 32 - 31, dependent on subjects studied
BTEC Qualification Credit Framework (QCF): DDD in Engineering, including Distinction in Further Maths or DDD in Applied Science OR Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF): DDD in Engineering, including Distinction in Unit 1: Engineering Principles and Unit 7: Calculus
Cambridge Pre-U M2 M2 M2 - M2 M2 M3, dependent on subjects studied
Scottish Highers AABBB - ABBBB, dependent on subjects studied
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+BB - B+BC, dependent on subjects studied
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade 7/A, GCSE Science grade 6/B and successful completion of a Maths test are required for BTEC Extended Diploma, Access to HE Diploma and A Level applicants without A Level Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Please contact the department for more information.
  • A Level applicants with A Level Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology, GCSE Maths 6/B and Science grade 6/B are required.
  • Accepted GCSE science subjects include: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Core Science, Additional Science, Dual Science (BC), Triple Science (BCC)
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
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

We have been at the forefront of research and teaching within the field of electronic and electrical engineering for over a century. In that time the use of electronics has become mainstream requiring challenges to be overcome to provide solutions for everyday needs.

Our students learn from academic experts who have strong links with partners in industry. Our state-of-the-art laboratories allow you to get hands on with equipment used in industry as preparation for your career.

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 of our graduates include ARM, ARUP, BAE Systems, Jaguar, Nissan, National Grid, National Instruments, Renault, Siemens, Unilever, Volvo.

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

Accreditation
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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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