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  MSc(Eng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

University of Sheffield    Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time Award winner
Engineering (12)

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The MSc(Eng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering programme at the University of Sheffield is designed to prepare you for a successful career in industry or research. This one-year full-time course will deepen your understanding of electronic and electrical devices and systems, allowing you to specialize in an area that interests you. With a wide range of optional modules available, you can tailor your learning to meet your specific requirements. The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and offers opportunities for collaborative research projects. Strong mathematical and technical backgrounds are required, along with evidence of practical experience or a significant project during your undergraduate degree.

About the course

Prepare for a career in industry or research. You'll further your understanding of electronic and electrical devices and systems, experience a wide range of topics and, finally, specialise in an area that particularly interests you.

Electronic and electrical engineering is a broad and rapidly expanding set of disciplines. Building on core teaching in electrical machines, electronic materials, and the way that electronic circuits interact, this course will allow you to choose from a wide range of optional modules from all our active research areas to tailor your learning in a way that meets with your requirements.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering, physics, maths and other branches of engineering involving significant mathematical competence and relevant technical modules.

You should have a strong background in maths modules and in technical modules that will prepare you for the multidisciplinary nature of this course. You can explore examples of the programme's core and optional modules.

We will need evidence of relevant work/practical experience or strong performance in a major individual project during your degree.

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Student Profiles

Christopher Wright

I chose the University of Sheffield due to its great reputation for engineering courses. More specifically, I chose electrical engineering because I had conducted an electronics based final year project for my undergraduate degree. I wanted to continue studying electronics and gain further knowledge in the field.


Graduated in 2021

The decision of choosing Data Communication as my MSc course stemmed from my curiosity for the operating mechanism of communication systems and the insights of the communication technology playing an even more vital part in our life in the near future. The University of Sheffield is highly regarded within industry, which attracted me to apply for a place to pursue my postgraduate education.

I enjoyed the teaching and learning process of every module I took on and was blown away by the well-organised teaching schedule and swift assistance both from the professors and the department when any problem was encountered. The staff of the department were most helpful during my time studying at Sheffield. It was always a pleasure to communicate with them. My suggestion for future fellow students is that do not hesitate to ask question and do not leave a problem unsolved. There are many people to turn to when having questions or doubts, including the department support team, your personal tutor and student life mentor allocated to you and usually they will reach out to you before you reach out to them. So, plan ahead and ask away, I am sure you will get a satisfying answer.


Graduated in 2021

So the main reason to choose Sheffield was the course modules. The modules are very diverse and it had everything I needed. So Sheffield was a good choice!

One of the reasons I wanted to come and study in the UK was because of the rich culture, and the brilliant architecture. Sheffield especially is great, hilly and it has beautiful buildings. The people are amazing - they're good to talk to and are very sweet.

I have enjoyed my time here. As an international student I found that we are not alone. You can find every race, every culture - it is quite diverse and I think it's one of the best things about the UK!

The best thing about being a student at the University of Sheffield is that you can get any help you need, from the careers team to mental health services. You just have to ask, there are people who will help you. Working with my tutors was an amazing experience too. All of them listen, very carefully and they guided me properly. I'm actually very thankful to them.

Since I'm doing a master's course, there was just one main project. Right now I'm working on energy efficiency methods for the energy consumption in base stations. So I'm using machine learning and AI to achieve that.

The study spaces here are amazing. They're quite huge, so you can find seats anywhere you want. My favourite place to study was the Diamond.

After graduating I plan to work for a telecom company. The career service has helped me to build my CV and everything. So I'm pretty sure they're gonna help me to get a job.

If someone is looking to study a Masters course, I'd say look at the modules. If you like what you see within an MSc at the University of Sheffield, go for it, because Sheffield won't disappoint you! Everyone is very nice, the course is amazing, and the teaching facilities are amazing!

If you are an international student that is looking to come here for a Masters, I'd recommend that you find a friend before you come here. There are many WhatsApp groups for international students that you can join, so you can find a friend/companion to come here with, share a flat or even just someone to talk to.


Selection criteria
This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful. A panel of senior members of staff will select the strongest applications and will be looking for the following:

Applicant has provided a clear rationale for applying for a course at the University of Sheffield.
Applicant has clearly articulated future ambitions, these goals relate to the degree they have applied for.
Applicant has a strong academic profile.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Each scholarship is a competitive award worth 25% of the original tuition fee for a postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2023.


-Your programme must commence at the University of Sheffield in autumn 2023.
-Distance learning courses are ineligible for a merit scholarship.
-You must receive an offer for a course studied in full at the University of Sheffield. Masters programmes split between the University of Sheffield and a partner institution are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.
-All Crossways courses and Erasmus Mundus courses are ineligible for a merit scholarship.
-For tuition fee purposes you must be self-funded and required to pay the overseas tuition fee.
-You must not be a sponsored student*.

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