Electronic and Electrical Engineering taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering at university.

The Diamond

Virtual Arduino Lab - an introduction to Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Electronic engineers are responsible for designing and building much of the infrastructure that underpins everyday life. In this taster session you will explore this domain by building and testing a simple electronic system. You will learn about two electronic devices (LED and ultrasound transducer) and work out how they can be used as inputs and outputs for your system. Using a web-based simulator (Tinkercad), you will build and test your own circuit. You will also write some computer code to control the system. This software will run on the Arduino microcontroller. No prior knowledge is necessary. 

When: Thursday 28 April 2022, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

How to book

Check for places and book

Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Time Activity
4.00pm Log in and get comfortable
4.05pm Introduction to the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Mini Lecture Topic
4.15pm Interactive activity - building and testing electrical circuits using Tinkercad
4.45pm Careers insight
4.55pm Q&A session with staff and current students
5.10pm Session roundup

Prior taster session task: If possible the attendees should register in advance for a (free) account at Tinkercad.com. If they cannot register in advance, then they are still welcome to attend.

Contact us

For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk


Advance Register for Clearing

We have places on our undergraduate courses this autumn. If you've already got your results you can apply now, or if you're still waiting for results get your name on the list by advance registering.