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Year of Entry 2020/21
Foundation Year

Engineering and Mathematics

Full-time Engineering

Gain the knowledge you need to study engineering, mathematics or physics at degree level, on this one-year course.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: 2020/21 fees are not yet confirmed. See fees and funding below.
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? HG11
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Learn the fundamentals of a range of different topics related to the subsequent progression options.
  • Study mathematics, basic engineering principles and associated subjects.
  • Build your underpinning knowledge and practical skills of engineering and mathematics.

A route into the engineering, mathematics, and physics degrees for students who do not possess the usually accepted entry qualifications, the Foundation Year also gives opportunities for mature students to gain access to the university's engineering, mathematics, and physics courses.

How you learn

You're taught and assessed using techniques used on the degree courses, including assignments, lab exercises, individual and group presentations and formal examinations. This helps you to prepare for the transition to an undergraduate degree. The majority of teaching takes place at our City Campus, with some teaching at Sheffield College.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars and laboratory sessions
  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work

Course leaders and tutors

Tim Spencer
Tim Spencer
Research Fellow

Tim's research at MERI involves the application of theory and simulation techniques for the predictive modelling of real life systems that involve fluids.

Applied learning

Work placements

You follow this course with three or four years of academic study on your chosen degree, plus an optional one year industrial training placement. Details of the placement are in the course entry for individual degree courses.

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Future careers

If you successfully complete the course, you can progress onto one of our specialised engineering degrees or onto the BSc (Honours) Mathematics or Physics degree.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • online learning resources
  • interactive models and simulations
  • high quality laboratories and learning spaces

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

    80

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • CDD at A Level.
  • MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4
  • Science at grade C or 4

• 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.

We may also accept you, if you have no formal qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying mathematics.

We treat the foundation year as part of the mathematical sciences degree programme. Offers made to students will be for four years of study (or five years of study including a placement). This is made up of the foundation year plus one of our mathematical science degrees.

Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.

UK students may be able to claim financial support for the course.

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.

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'.


Modules

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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Electrical And Electronic Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundation Mathematics 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundation Mathematics 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamental Engineering Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Engineering Investigations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mathematical Investigations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £9,250 per year.

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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