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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Become a professional electrical and electronic engineer from day one.
  • Gain knowledge and specialised skills in state-of-the-art labs and workshops.
  • Apply your skills by completing industry-linked projects and placements.
  • Explore diverse disciplines – mechanical, automotive, aerospace, civil engineering.
  • Design and manage electrical systems for a sustainable future.
From smartphones and buildings to electric cars and renewable energy, the world we live in today is profoundly dependent on 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’ve come to expect. This foundation year course is for those who don't meet the entry requirements for our BEng Hon Electrical and Electronic Engineering course, or would like extra preparation before starting degree-level study. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course is designed for you to gain experience as a professional engineer from day one, developing technical and professional skills from the very start. You’ll engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. The balance of these activities changes at each level of study to encourage you to become increasingly independent learners, developing the ability to take the initiative, plan, organise and complete programmes of work – as an individual, a leader and a member of a team. You learn through:
  • Diverse lectures emphasising peer collaboration.
  • Tutorials to practise and apply your knowledge ahead of assessments.
  • Hands-on lab experience including computational modelling and simulation.
  • Q&A and discussions for self-assessment and understanding.
  • Support sessions for receiving feedback and preparing for assessments.
  • Teamwork activities for collaboration in an innovative environment.
  • Project-based learning to apply knowledge, creativity, design, critical analysis and professional skills to real-world projects.
Key Topics You will begin the course will focusing on the theoretical and practical fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. You will then move into developing skills in analysis, design and verification of circuits before taking these skills and applying them at a system level. Applied learning Live Projects Throughout all years of the course, you’ll have the chance to work on live projects, using the tools and skills relevant to the industry today. You’ll be treated as a professional from the moment you join us, and these projects will help you to harness the skills you learn with us in the real world. As part of this course, you’ll have the chance to run a project on data acquisition and analysis in collaboration with Netflix, where you’ll learn how to optimise data to improve the performance of systems and products. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with SHU Racing, initiated and led by Sheffield Hallam students. SHU Racing caters to a broad audience, reflecting our commitment to professional diversification. Each year the team strives to optimise and develop a Formula Student competition car – through smart innovation, professionally engineered development and lean manufacturing strategies. The SHU Racing team typically consists of over 70 undergraduate students, predominantly from the engineering disciplines.

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. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Engineering And Mathematics In Practice Foundation Mathematics, Mechanics And Electronics 1 Foundation Mathematics, Mechanics And Electronics 2 Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Year 2 - Compulsory modules Electrical Engineering Principles Fundamentals Of Analogue & Digital Electronics Maths And Computational Methods Professional Engineering Practice Year 3 - Compulsory modules Analogue And Digital Electronic Design Communication Systems And Computer Networks Electrical Power, Machines, Control And Instrumentation Industrial Group Embedded System Project Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Electrical, Electronic And Sustainable Energy Systems Project: Implementation Project: Management And Scoping Elective modules Artificial Intelligence And The Internet Of Things Power Electronics And Control Systems

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

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How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We may also accept you, if you have no formal qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject. UK students may be able to claim financial support for the course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Engineering/BEng-Honours-Electrical-and-Electronic-Engineering-with-Foundation-Year/Full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.

Other

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Engineering/BEng-Honours-Electrical-and-Electronic-Engineering-with-Foundation-Year/Full-time/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

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

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS