Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H623
Duration 5 years
Fees and additional costs Home/EU students International students
Related subjects Electronic and Electrical Engineering Engineering

Any questions?

Admissions Tutor
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5382
Email eee-rec@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/eee/undergraduate/courses

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Top 10 in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering
World University Rankings 2019

Course description

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.

Core topics include power systems, power electronics, electrical machines and drives and motion control systems.

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 the third year, you'll carry out your own research project, supervised by an academic.

You will spend your fourth year working full-time for an engineering company. This will put your study into context and enhance your career prospects. You pay a reduced fee to the University for that year and you get paid a salary.

In your final year, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on a research project led by an academic with industry input.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

Modules: what you study and when

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.

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 AAA, including Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics
A Levels + additional qualifications AAB, including Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics + A in a relevant EPQ; AAB, including Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics + A in AS Level or B in A Level Further Maths
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics
BTEC DD in Engineering + A Level Maths grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3, including Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA, including Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA, including Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • 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 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 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

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

You can find out more by:

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.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 26%
Independent study 54%
Placement 20%

Assessment
Exams/tests 49%
Coursework 41%
Practical 11%

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.

Our wide range of MEng and BEng undergraduate degree programmes provide you with a robust understanding of the principles of electronic and electrical engineering. We offer a common start to all our degrees which offers you the flexibility to change courses at the end of your first year if you wish to focus on certain areas of interest.

All of 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. In your third year, you will work on your own research project supervised by an academic.

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.

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

Apply for this course

Make sure you've done everything you need to do before you apply:

How to apply >

When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:

ucas.com >

Contact us

Admissions Tutor
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5382
Email eee-rec@sheffield.ac.uk

Department website >

Visit us

University open days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

Book your place >

Applicant days
If you've received an offer to study with us, we'll invite you to one of our applicant days, which take place between November and April. These applicant days have a strong department focus and give you the chance to really explore student life here, even if you've visited us before.

Campus tours
Campus tours run regularly throughout the year, at 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Find out more and book a place online >