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The course is built around core technical modules in combination with project-based activities. This lays the foundation for a course of study that can be designed to meet specific needs, whether these are for a particular career or in academia. On the two-year work experience route, the course offers useful placement opportunities.

  • Gain an understanding of the concepts and methods that are used in today's electrical and electronic systems.
  • Acquire the skills necessary for their design, development and maintenance.
  • Learn to use dedicated hardware to implement the concepts studied and to adapt these to real-world scenarios.

How you learn

You study in key technical areas, including digital electronics, electrical energy systems, communication media and system on chip (SoC) design. You'll also have the option of selecting from a wide range of specialist modules in areas such as robotics, digital signal processing (DSP) and artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, management modules are available to develop your project and managerial ability and maximise your employment and career potential.

As well as improving your technical skills and knowledge, we also focus on building wider professional skills, such as planning, research techniques and promoting innovation.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars and tutorials
  • a major project
  • laboratory classes
  • report writing

Applied learning

You will have the opportunity to go on a work placement for up to 12 months. You are supported in finding placements and can apply for a vacancy as you would a job. There are dedicated sessions to support you in CV writing, interview skills and job applications.

The placement starts during the summer of your second year and most are paid. Apply for the placement route by selecting the two year course length.

We emphasise learning through practical investigations and problem-solving, where you explore the issues that are typical of complex engineering systems through real world case studies. You complete a major project, supported by a project tutor, in an area of your choice allowing you to focus on a topic that can contribute to your career aims

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • senior management in a range of engineering fields
  • higher levels of study such as academic research
  • academia


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus.

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with:

  • industry-standard hardware and software
  • embedded system development
  • instrumentation
  • computer networks and system analysis
  • modelling
  • LabVIEW
  • Matlab
  • ARM embedded system development kits


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Digital Electronic System Design - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Electrical Energy Systems - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Group Project - International Product Development - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Modern Electric Systems - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Project And Dissertation - 60 credits - Coursework 
  • Systems On Chip (Soc) Architectures And Prototyping - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 

Elective modules:

  • Applicable Artificial Intelligence - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Communication Engineering - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Communication Media - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Digital Signal Processing - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Industrial Automation - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Machine Vision - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Microprocessor Engineering - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Operating Systems - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Project And Quality Management - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Robotics - 15 credits - Coursework/Exam 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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Visit the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MSc) page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!





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