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International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories.
- Design, model, simulate, analyse, prototype, construct and manufacture innovative products and aerospace systems.
- Build proficiency in performance requirements, design and analysis methodologies.
Throughout the course you’ll undergo rigorous training at the frontiers of aerospace technology to become a highly-skilled graduate. You’ll be preparing for a successful career in aerospace research and development, manufacturing, product design, testing, service, maintenance or other commercial engineering enterprises.
We also offer BEng Honours Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year where you study an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.
Watch student George Brooks talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
You’ll experience a variety of learning environments throughout the course. Using a balanced mix of activities, we’ll develop both your knowledge and understanding of complex subjects, helping you develop as a highly-valued aerospace professional.
You learn through
- laboratory sessions
- computer-based sessions
- activity-based learning
- group work
- an individual project
- field trips
- guest lectures
- extracurricular activities
- acting as mentors or student ambassadors
Course leaders and tutors
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement between your second and third years. It's your chance to work as an engineer or designer, applying what you've learned in a commercial environment. You’ll also learn how the industry works and make valuable connections for your future career.
We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you to find a placement. Our strong links with industry and excellent reputation mean companies actively seek our students for employment. Often students return from their industrial placements with sponsorships and job offers. Previous students have worked in a variety of technical roles for companies including Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems and the Ministry of Defence.
As well as your placement, you’ll have opportunities throughout your course to gain extracurricular experience on a variety of projects within the aerospace community. Join our student aerospace societies, space academic network or formula team – or become a student ambassador or peer. You may also be able to experience training programmes such as piloting or computer simulations.
Enrolling on the course means joining a leading community of aerospace students and academics. Our students are renowned in the aerospace industry for their dedication, spirit and sense of teamwork.
There are also opportunities to take part in national and international engineering competitions, such as
- the Heavy Lift Challenge or UAS competition – which involves designing, building and testing a remote-controlled aerial vehicle
- the SAC (Spaceport America Cup) – a US-based event where universities collaborate to build and fly a rocket
- Formula Student – where you design and build a race car to test in a competition
- Engineering Without Borders – a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world
Examples of cutting-edge companies graduates could work for include
- Ministry of Defence
- European Space Agency
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of meeting, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.
This course automatically meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
We have over 11,500 square feet of cutting-edge teaching space, laboratories and workshops including
- state-of-the-art technology
- a precision workshop
- a digital design centre
- a subsonic wind tunnel
- a gas turbine engine
- a flight simulator
- engineering software (Ansys, Solidworks, Matlab and Abaqus)
- CNC machines
- industrial network and robots
- 3D prototyping
- structural and material equipment
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Engineering and Maths Facilities Tour
Take a look around the Engineering and Maths facilities at Sheffield Hallam University with principal lecturer and recruitment lead Dr Natalie Haynes.
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics (or a mathematics-based subject) and at least one other subject from Physics, Physical Science, Engineering science, Computer Science, Chemistry, Electronics, other Mathematically-based science or technology subject) but excludes general studies. For example:
- BBC at A Level including relevant subjects.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
- A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
• Foundation - pass from our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance, or from another suitable science or technology foundation course containing an appropriate level of mathematics.
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a mathematics-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Aerodynamic Principles||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aircraft System And Avionics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aerospace Structures And Dynamics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Aerospace Structural Integrity||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aircraft Design||Credits: 20||
|Module: Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF, 293.1KB)
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