801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year - Sheffield Hallam University

Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 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** The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree. In the foundation year, you’ll study the fundamental maths, science and engineering principles that you’ll need at undergraduate level, and apply them to a range of different topics. You’ll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree course, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities — ensuring that you’re ready to hit the ground running. The degree covers everything from the operation of nanoelectronic devices to national-scale electricity networks. It provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a professional career in electrical and electronic engineering. Project-based learning in all years, including live industry-led projects, will help you develop the transferable skills and multidisciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry. In your second year you’ll establish the fundamentals of engineering science, applicable mathematics and practical and project skills. In your third year you will develop scientific and analytical skills through the study of electrical energy systems, machines, control engineering, and electronic systems design. You will take on a specialist role in a group project and start detailed planning of your career. Specialist options and projects in the final year will give you experience of the latest engineering challenges faced by industry and society. You learn through - lectures - tutorials - practical sessions **Applied learning** **Work placements** This course offers you the chance to undertake an optional placement in Year 4. 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.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including foundation year
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,SheffieldUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,650