Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Foundation Year BEng
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Foundation Year BEng

University of Sheffield

If you don't have the usual scientific or mathematical background for an engineering degree, a foundation year is for you. After successfully completing the foundation year, which has modules in mathematics, physics and chemistry, you can start the MEng degree.

Learn about power systems, power electronics, digital electronics, circuits and devices, electrical machines and drives. Your study will cover theoretical and practical aspects across the range of electronic and electrical engineering. You'll choose optional modules from an extensive range covering many aspects of electrical and electronic engineering and communications, depending on your interests.

All our first-year students take part in the faculty's Global Engineering Challenge, working with students from other engineering disciplines to solve a real-world problem. All second years get to work on a week-long project devised by one of our industry partners. You'll also get the chance to work with an engineering company through the Sheffield Industrial Project Scheme.

In your third year you'll carry out your own research project, supervised by an academic. In your final year, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on a research project led by an academic with industry input.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

BEng Award
Full-time Study Mode
5 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

BBB; BBC

BBB (no STEM at A Level); BBB, including Maths or a science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology); BBC, including Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

International Baccalaureate

| 32 (no STEM at Higher Level); 32, with Maths or a science at Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 7; 31, with Maths and a science at Higher Level 5 or Standard Level 7

BTEC

| DDD in Engineering or Applied Science + GCSE Science grade 6/B and Maths grade 7/A + successful completion of Maths test

Scottish Highers

| AABBB (no STEM subjects); AABBB, including Maths or a science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology); ABBBB, including Maths and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + BB (no STEM at A Level); B + BB. including Maths or a science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology); B + BC in Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject and 45 credits at Level 3 with 24 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Maths and 21 credits at Merit. You must also have either: grade 7/A in GCSE Maths, grade C in AS Level Maths or grade D in A Level Maths. You will need to successfully complete a maths test. Applicants are considered individually

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English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

An additional maths test is required for BTEC, Access to HE Diploma applicants and students with no A Level or equivalent in Maths or a science. Please contact the department for more information

If you have A Level BBB with no STEM or equivalent, you will need grade 6/B in GCSE Science and 7/A in GCSE Maths + the successful completion of a Maths test; if you have A Level BBB with Maths at A Level or equivalent, you will need grade 6/B in GCSE Science; if you have A Level BBB with a science or equivalent, you will need grade 6/B in GCSE Maths

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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