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Course summary

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

  • Gain a masters degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • 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. This course provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a career in electrical and electronic engineering. You'll be able to study a wide selection of topics – from electronic design, communications and software engineering to computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and renewable energy systems.
Please follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date on all things Engineering at Sheffield Hallam. *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. You’ll establish the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics, and practical and project skills and develop scientific and analytical skills by studying electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering and electronic systems design. In the final year, specialist options and projects enable you to undertake real-life inquiry, investigation, and discovery through a specific research topic, project or consultancy – making an original contribution to your discipline or related industry requirements. You learn through
  • lectures, tutorials and practical sessions
  • examinations
  • assignments
  • project work
  • a group project
  • work experience
  • research
Applied learning - Live projects Project-based learning – including live real-world projects – will help you develop the transferable skills and multi-disciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry. You’ll also take on a specialist role in a group project and start planning your career in detail. Work placements You’ll have the chance to undertake an optional placement in your third year – helping you to build on the knowledge and skills you develop on the course. Over 12 months you’ll be able to enhance your employability and develop your skills as an individual. We’ll be on hand to support you in applying for and finding suitable placement opportunities. We’re in regular contact with local and national companies – and we can help you with interview techniques and preparing your CV. Previous students have spent their placement year at companies including Siemens, Cummins, Network Rail, Caterpillar, Cetix, Power Control, Servelec Group, Abaco Systems, ARM, BG Solutions and Heraeus Electro-Nite. Networking opportunities Industry fully supports the course with work placements, course planning, visits, real projects, case studies and guest lecturers. These connections help to increase your career opportunities and employability. You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside practising engineers who are industry-sponsored students studying part-time. Our industrial sponsors include Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, BAE Systems, Tata Steel, Fairfield Control Systems and Bombardier Transportation. Every year the university holds a careers fair where more than 140 companies come to Sheffield Hallam and offer jobs and placement opportunities.


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. See the modules table below for further information Year 1 Compulsory modules Analogue Electronic Engineering Applied Engineering Mathematics Digital Electronic Engineering Electrical Engineering Principles Introduction To Programming Professional Engineering Practice Year 2 Compulsory modules Analogue And Digital Electronics Communication Systems And Computer Networks Control And Instrumentation Electrical Power And Machines Embedded Systems Design Professional Practice Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Year 4 Compulsory modules Electrical Systems And Sustainable Energy Electronic Systems Individual Project Elective modules Control Systems And Their Applications Embedded Computer Networks Power Electronics And Drives V.L.S.I. Design Final year Compulsory modules Digital Electronic System Design Global Supply Chain And Manufacturing Strategy M.Eng Group Project Modern Electric Systems Elective modules Advanced Control Methods Applicable Artificial Intelligence Communication Engineering Communication Media Industrial Automation Robotics Systems On Chip (S.O.C.) Architectures And Prototyping

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation - pass from the preparatory year of our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, depending on academic performance • Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 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. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. 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. We will consider applicants who have studied other areas individually. Please contact us for more information. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

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.

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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 fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 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:

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS