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- Master industry-standard engineering skills that meet Engineering Council requirements.
- Develop real-world experience with ongoing practical projects and the opportunity to take a paid year in industry.
- Gain a well-rounded education in both theoretical and practical mechanical engineering.
Prepare for an exciting career with great employment prospects across a wide range of industries. You’ll benefit from our modern, industry-standard facilities and gain vital commercial experience through industry-focused projects and placement opportunities. Successful students will also have the opportunity to progress onto our prestigious MEng course, furthering their education and expertise.
NOTE: BEng Mechanical Engineering and MEng Mechanical Engineering are taught together.
We also offer a degree apprenticeship version of this course where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment a week, as well as BEng Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year where you study an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
With online resources, high-quality laboratories and exceptional learning environments, you’ll be supported at every step. Our structured programme provides you with all the knowledge and skills you’ll need to carry out increasingly complex projects. As you progress, you’ll demonstrate your learning through regular assessment exercises.
You’ll learn through
- group work
- an individual project
- activity-based learning
- technical reports
- in-class assessments
- multiple choice questions
Course leaders and tutors
During your studies you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of our placement opportunities. We can help you arrange a year-long work placement between your second and third years – giving you tangible on-site experience and preparing you for your future engineering career. Previous students have been placed at reputable companies, such as Convatec, Bosch Thermotechnology, Severn Trent Water and Nissan Manufacturing.
As part of the course you’ll take part in the inspirational Engineering for People Design Challenge. Hosted by Engineers Without Borders, the project gives you a chance to work on real-world issues like water supply, energy and transport. By doing so you’ll embed global responsibility into your education and learn to place people at the heart of your designs.
In the final year you’ll undertake a large individual project, giving you the chance to align your studies with your own aspirations. Students returning from placements often continue their working relationships with a work-based project, helping them take the next steps towards their chosen vocation.
We have a number of student engineering societies you can get involved in. We also encourage you to become a member of a professional body, such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. They’ll help you with career planning, further your engineering know-how, provide resources and support you with scholarship and award applications.
You’ll be encouraged to take part in international engineering competitions. These may include Europe's most established educational engineering competition – IMechE Formula Student – as well as the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge. Both competitions are backed by industry and have previously seen students compete against teams from all over the world.
We also regularly compete in the Engineers Without Borders competition where in 2016 our students won the whole competition, claiming a two-week trip to Mexico City as their prize!
We deliver graduate and placement careers fairs with employers who provide opportunities for placements and final year students. Employers also deliver skills-based sessions to support you in improving your employability.
This course prepares you for a career in
- building services
- medical engineering
- sports equipment design
- power generation
- alternative energy
- product testing
- project management
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Ministry of Defence (MOD)
- European Space Agency
- Oil & Gas (Pipeline and Subsea Engineering)
- Offshore Renewable Energy (Offshore Wind Energy, Wave and Tidal Power)
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of partially meeting 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).
Student success story
MEng Mechanical Engineering student Jodie Howlett was named one of the UK’s top 50 women under 35 in engineering by the Daily Telegraph in June 2017. Jodie spent the third year of her course on placement at Rolls-Royce, helping the company develop more powerful and efficient jet engines for passenger planes. In 2019, Jodie will take part in the Space Studies Program at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with 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
You have access to a wide range of hardware and equipment, including
- computer-aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks
- analysis software such as Fluent, Abaqus, Ansys and Matlab
Our r 11.500 square feet of cutting-edge teaching space, laboratories and workshops include
- wind tunnels
- laser scanning
- a flight simulator
- rapid prototyping equipment
- a robotics and automation laboratory
- an automotive workshop for engine testing
- a structural integrity laboratory
- a materials testing laboratory
- manufacturing workshops
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This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics and scientific subjects). For example:
- BBC at A Level including relevant subjects.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma ina relevant subject.
- A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
• Foundation - pass from the Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year degree, dependent on academic performance
• 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, 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 will make an offer to all applicants likely to achieve or better these entry requirements.
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: Applied Engineering Mathematics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Materials And Manufacturing Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mechanical Engineering Design And C.A.D.||Credits: 20||
|Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Engineering Design Applications||Credits: 20||
|Module: Maths And Control||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mechatronics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Design Evaluation Methodology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: Further Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Structural Mechanics And Finite Element Analysis||Credits: 20||
|Module: Systems Engineering||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 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 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
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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)
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