Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H652
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Electronic and Electrical Engineering Digital Electronics Engineering

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Course description

Digital design, hardware circuit design, programming - this course teaches you skills that are at a premium.

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. And you'll start to focus on more advanced topics such as digital signal processing, VLSI design, hardware description languages and operating systems.

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.

Modules: what you study and when


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 + Extended Project Qualification AAB including AA in Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics + A. The EPQ should be in a relevant subject
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
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.

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering website

First year

Core modules:

Digital System Engineering
Electrical Circuits and Networks
Electronic Devices and Circuits
Mathematics (Electrical)
General Skills
Introduction to Energy
System Design Analysis
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Second year

Core modules:

Analogue and Digital Electronics
Communication Electronics
Electrical Energy Management and Conversion
Engineering Software Design
Mathematics II (Electrical)
Project Management and HRM for Engineers
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Individual Year 3 Investigative Project
Digital Engineering
Electronics and Devices
Feedback Systems Design
Finance and Law for Engineers
Mathematics III (Electrical)
Power Electronics

Optional modules:

Antennas, Radar and Navigation
Electrical Power Systems
Engineering Electromagnetics
Machine Design
Power Engineering Electromagnetics
Principles of Communications

Fourth year

Core modules:

Year In Industry

Fifth year

Core modules:

Year 4 Group Project
Advanced Computer Systems
Advanced Integrated Electronics
Data Coding Techniques for Communication and Storage

Optional modules:

AC Machines
Advanced Control of Electric Drives
Advanced Signal Processing
Antennas, Propagation and Satellite Systems
Broadband Wireless Techniques
Computer Vision
Electronic Communication Technologies
Energy Efficient Semiconductor Devices
Energy Storage Management
Mobile Networks and Physical Layer Protocols
Motion Control and Servo Drives
Nanoscale Electronic Devices
Optical Communication Devices and Systems
Packaging and Reliability of Microsystems
Permanent Magnet Machines and Actuators
Power Electronics Converters
Power Semiconductor Devices
Principles of Communications
Principles of Semiconductor Device Technology
Semiconductor Materials
System Design
Wireless Packet Data Networks and Protocols
Engineering Marketable Solutions: Make a Change!
Industrial Marketing: Basics and Cases
Introduction to Biomedical Imaging Sciences
Renewable Energy
Future Electronic and Electrical Engineering Trends

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 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

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