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Sheffield Hallam University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H606
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

112 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include Mathematics (or a mathematics-based subject) and at least one other subject from Physics, Physical Science, Engineering science, Computer Science, Chemistry, Electronics, other Mathematically-based Science or Technology subject). We accept AS Levels. We do not accept General Studies. Or 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include Mathematics (or a mathematics-based subject) and at least one other subject from Physics, Physical Science, Engineering science, Computer Science, Chemistry, Electronics, other Mathematically-based Science or Technology subject). We do not accept General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Aim for a career at the highest level of engineering, on a well-respected course designed to put you on the path to chartered engineer status. If you are interested in how and why things work, we can help you develop the problem-solving skills and knowledge needed to answer these questions. You study a range of electrical and electronic engineering specialisms, including the design and implementation of • electrical power and electronic systems • embedded systems • networks using communications and signal processing techniques • appropriate engineering management • instrumentation and control systems You also benefit from working to deadlines for real time demonstrations and investigative project work. From engaging in investigative project work and group based assignments you learn a range of skills required for success in the engineering workplace. These include critical thinking, time management, project resourcing and communication. Placements and work experience Industry fully supports the course with • work placements • course planning • visits • real projects • case studies • guest lectures. This connection with industry helps to increase your career opportunities and employability. You work alongside practising engineers who are industry-sponsored students studying part-time. Our industrial sponsors include companies such as • Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd • BAE Systems • Associated British Ports (ABP) • BP Chemicals • Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. The course is designed to show you how academic theory, simulation and case studies connect with practical project work. Students enjoy using high level instrumentation in our laboratories. This builds your confidence in testing, design prototyping and investigative projects. After the first two years, you can do a paid one-year placement with a national or multinational corporation, including • Siemens, Solihull • CSE-Global (UK) Ltd, Sheffield • Serck Controls Ltd, Barnsley • ARM, Cambridge • TBG Solutions, Chesterfield. Facilities In your final year project, you use theory and industry-standard specialised hardware and software, including target systems (not simply simulations) to find solutions to practical problems. Typical examples of projects include work on • nanotechnology for quantum dot applications • noxious gas sensor circuits • solar powered refrigeration • fingerprint recognition • optimisation of industrial plant control Professional recognition This programme is CEng accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.


**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 • control and instrumentation •electrical power and machines **Year three**- • optional work placement If you choose the four year route, you spend at least 36 weeks on a paid, work-based placement. **Final year modules**- • electronic systems • electrical systems and sustainable energy • individual project, plus two elective technical modules **Final year options**- • control systems and their application • mobile communications and digital signal processing • embedded computer networks • power electronics and electrical machines • renewable energy systems • very large scale integrated circuit (VLSI) design There are transfer options between our BEng and MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering routes, subject to course engagement and performance.

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
29% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
298 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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