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Sheffield Hallam University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H600

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level three in a relevant Science subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Maths grade C or grade 4 or above. GCSE equivalencies are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS points, including 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include A level Maths, or BTEC Subsidiary Engineering and a science subject. If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Study from a wide selection of general and specialised topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and renewable energy systems.
Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) to meet the educational requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) status.
Study everything from the operation of nanoelectronic devices to national-scale electricity networks.
The world is dependent upon the talents of electronic and electrical engineers. Creating, designing and managing systems that keep things running is vital in our society, from the generation of heat, light and power, to the ease and speed of communication that we have come to expect. This course provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a career in electrical and electronic engineering.

**How you learn**

Your first year establishes the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics and practical and project skills.

In your second year you develop your scientific and analytical skills through study of electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering, and electronic systems design.

Specialist projects in the third year will give you experience of the latest engineering challenges faced by industry and society.

The last year provides more analytical and advanced topics in control, electrical systems and renewable energy.

You learn through

- lectures

- tutorials and practical sessions

- examinations, assignments and project work

**Applied learning**
**Live projects**

Project-based learning, including live industry-led projects, will help you develop the transferable skills and multi-disciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry. You will take on a specialist role in a group project and start detailed planning of your career.

**Work placements**

You will have the chance to undertake an optional placement in your third year. A placement helps you to build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course. You will be employed by the company for 12 months. The placement year is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual.

Our Placement Unit will be on hand to support you in applying for and finding suitable placement opportunities. They will assist you with preparing your CV and with interview techniques.

The Placement Unit team are regularly in contact with local and national companies. Previous students have spent their placement year at companies including Siemens, Cummins , Network Rail , Caterpillar, Cetix Ltd, Power Control Limited , Servelec Group , Abaco Systems , ARM, BG Solutions, Chesterfield and Heraeus Electro-Nite (UK) Ltd.

**Networking opportunities**

Industry fully supports the course with work placements, course planning, visits, real projects, case studies and guest lecturers. This connection with industry helps to increase your career opportunities and employability. You also gain the opportunity to work alongside practicing engineers, who are industry-sponsored students studying part-time.

Our industrial sponsors include companies such as Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, BAE Systems, Tata Steel, Fairfield Control Systems and Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. Every year the university holds Career Fairs event where more than 140 companies come to Sheffield Hallam and offer jobs and placement opportunities.

Modules

**Year one modules**- • electrical engineering principles • professional engineering practice • introduction to programming • engineering mathematics • digital electronic engineering • analogue electronic engineering

**Year two modules**- • analogue and digital electronics • communication systems and computer networks • further mathematics, signals and systems • embedded systems design • electrical power and machines • control and instrumentation

**Year three Placement**- • optional work placement. If you choose the five year route, you spend at least 36 weeks on a paid, work-based placement.

**Third academic year core modules**- • electronic systems • electrical systems and sustainable energy • individual project • plus two elective technical modules
**Third academic year options** choose two from the following examples • control systems and their application • mobile communications and digital signal processing • embedded computer networks • power electronics and electrical machines • very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design

**Final year modules**- • group project • global supply chain and manufacturing strategy • digital electronic system design • electrical energy systems
**Final year options** choose three from the following • communication media • lean operations and six sigma • network applications • applicable artificial intelligence • software engineering • object orientated methods • embedded systems • communication engineering • microprocessor engineering • advanced control methods • industrial automation • robotics • machine vision • efficient machines and electromagnetic applications • mixed-signal design

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Project
• Examinations

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Engineering professionals
13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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