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Course content

On this course you gain the knowledge the skills you need to work as an engineer, building on your existing degree in science or technology.

A rewarding career

Engineers apply scientific and technological principles to solve problems in a creative way. It’s a well-paid and rewarding career that is constantly changing with new developments in technology. And with a shortage of electrical and electronic engineers in the UK, your skills will be in demand.

Electrical engineers are at the forefront of many innovations in the way we live and work today. They design, produce and install systems which power and control a range of products and digital communications.

What you study

You can follow your interests to create the right programme of study for you. Initially, you take two modules in engineering principles. Then, with guidance from your course leader, you select from a range of technical modules covering topics including electrical and control engineering and electronic systems.

In addition to your technical modules, you also take an engineering management subject and participate in a multidisciplinary product development project with MSc students from a range of engineering specialisms. You develop an understanding of how engineering projects work and how they relate to the commercial world, as well as becoming part of our engineering community and learning to think like an engineer.

One third of your study will be an individual project and dissertation. You specialise in a technical area of your interest and carry out your own in-depth investigation into a particular problem. Where possible, this will be an industry-related problem.


Many of our academic staff are actively involved in research. Examples of recent projects include • developing equipment to monitor the bone mineral density of young children for Sheffield Children's Hospital • developing palm-sized robots to enable firefighters to safely enter and negotiate hazards in burning buildings.

Course structure

Core modules

  • engineering principles
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • international product development (group project)

Plus one of either

  • project and quality management


  • global supply chain and manufacturing strategy.


Your remaining four modules are themed in the following subjects.

You can choose to specialise in one theme or a mix of both:

Electrical and Control Engineering

• electrical energy systems • efficient machines and electromagnetic applications • control of linear systems • industrial automation

Electronic Systems

• digital electronic systems design • mixed signal design • digital signal processing • microprocessor engineering


Assessments will be a mix of coursework and exam, depending on the specific module studied.


You can work in areas such as • global telecommunications • consumer electronics • computer electronics • aerospace • automotive • railway • robotics • general manufacturing • water, gas and electricity supply.

You can specialise in the design of • computers • mobile phones • media streamers • satellite dishes • instrumentation and control systems • aeroplanes • military equipment • cars • electrical energy systems.

Our graduates have developed careers with companies including • BBC • Tata Steel • Emhart Glass • Sony Mobile Communications • Honeywell Control Systems • Motorola • Rolls-Royce • First ScotRail • Siemens • Vodafone.

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




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