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Sheffield Hallam University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H600

Master of Engineering - MEng

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About this course

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Full-time | 2020

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5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020


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.


The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Analogue Electronic Engineering 20.00 credits
Digital Electronic Engineering 20.00 credits
Electrical Engineering Principles 20.00 credits
Engineering Mathematics 20.00 credits
Introduction To Programming 20.00 credits
Professional Engineering Practice 20.00 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Analogue And Digital Electronics 20.00 credits
Communication Systems And Computer Networks 20.00 credits
Control And Instrumentation 20.00 credits
Electrical Power And Machines 20.00 credits
Embedded Systems Design 20.00 credits
Further Mathematics, Signals And Systems 20.00 credits
Year 4
Compulsory modules
Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy 20.00 credits
Electronic Systems 20.00 credits
Individual Project (Eec - Ceng Route) 40.00 credits
Elective modules
Control Systems And Their Applications 20.00 credits
Embedded Computer Networks 20.00 credits
Mobile Communications And Digital Signal Processing 20.00 credits
Power Electronics And Electrical Machines 20.00 credits
Vlsi Design 20.00 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Digital Electronic System Design 15.00 credits
Electrical Energy Systems 15.00 credits
Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy 15.00 credits
Meng Group Project 30.00 credits
Elective modules
Advanced Control Methods 15.00 credits
Applicable Artificial Intelligence 15.00 credits
Communication Engineering 15.00 credits
Communication Media 15.00 credits
Industrial Automation 15.00 credits
Lean Operations And Six Sigma 15.00 credits
Machine Vision 15.00 credits
Microprocessor Engineering 15.00 credits
Mixed-Signal Design 15.00 credits
Modern Electric Systems 15.00 credits
Network Applications 15.00 credits
Object Oriented Methods 15.00 credits
Robotics 15.00 credits
Software Engineering 15.00 credits
Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping 15.00 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework

Extra funding

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

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Top job areas of graduates

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Information technology and telecommunications professionals
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.

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