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Sheffield Hallam University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H606

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE •English Language at grade C or 4 •Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications including a Mathematics based subject AND at least one other relevant subject - Physics, Physical Science, Engineering Science, Computer Science, Chemistry, other Science/Technology subject. For example: BBC at A Level including relevant subjects. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ.

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

**Course summary**
- Take part in hands-on engineering practical work.

- Use specialist laboratories and workshops.

- Work with well-known companies.

The world we live in today is profoundly dependent upon the talents of electronic and electrical engineers. Creating, designing and managing the 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. On this course you study topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and distribution, electrical machines, signal processing, renewable energy systems, smart building systems and instrumentation.

**How you learn**
Year 1 establishes the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics and practical and project skills.

Year 2 develops scientific and analytical skills through study of electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering, and electronic systems design. The students will take on a specialist role in a group project and start detailed planning of their career.

Specialist options and projects in the final year will enables the students to undertake real life inquiry, investigation and discovery through the exploration of a specific research topic, project or consultancy within a relevant field to make an original contribution to their discipline or related industry requirements.

Students will continuously develop their highly skilled employment attributes through the following work experience categories: Placement or Incorporated Placement, Authentic Work Experience, Scholarly Research or Innovation Work Experience.

You learn through
- lectures, tutorials and practical sessions

- assessments including examinations,assignments and project work

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

This course offers you the chance to undertake an optional placement in Year 3. 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.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1-
Module: Analogue Electronic Engineering Credits: 20
Module: Digital Electronic Engineering Credits: 20
Module: Electrical Engineering Principles Credits: 20
Module: Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Programming Credits: 20
Module: Professional Engineering Practice Credits: 20
Year 2-
Module: Analogue And Digital Electronics Credits: 20
Module: Communication Systems And Computer Networks Credits: 20
Module: Control And Instrumentation Credits: 20
Module: Electrical Power And Machines Credits: 20
Module: Embedded Systems Design Credits: 20
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20
Year 3-
Module: Placement Year-
Final year-
Compulsory modules-
Module: Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy Credits: 20
Module: Electronic Systems Credits: 20
Module: Individual Project (Eec - Ceng Route) Credits: 40
Elective modules-
Module: Control Systems And Their Applications Credits: 20
Module: Embedded Computer Networks Credits: 20
Module: Power Electronics And Electrical Machines Credits: 20
Module: Vlsi Design Credits: 20

Assessment methods

* Coursework
Exams

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
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:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

88%
med
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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

80%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
94%
Male students
6%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
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.

Electronic & electrical 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
59%
low
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

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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