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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Gain a masters degree and work towards Institute of Mechanical Engineers chartered registration.
- Develop skills in accordance with the Engineering Council's requirements for engineering courses.
- Undertake numerous practical projects, as well as an opportunity to undertake a paid year in industry.
- Attain a well-rounded education in mechanical engineering in both a theoretical and practical sense.
Prepare for an exciting career with healthy employment prospects. You will benefit from our modern and industrial-standard facilities, and gain vital industry experience through placements and industry-focused projects.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
You are supported by online learning resources and high quality laboratories and learning spaces. A structured programme of study provides you with the knowledge and skills to undertake tasks of increasing complexity. You demonstrate your learning through a range of assessment tasks matched to the learning taking place, such as technical report writing, posters, presentations, in-class assessments, multiple-choice questions and examinations.
You learn through
- small group tutorials
- engineering workshops and laboratories
Course leaders and tutors
Xinjun is Course Leader for BEng/MEng Aerospace Engineering.
You are encouraged to apply for placements during your studies and are supported in arranging a year-long work placement by our Placements and Employability Team. This provides you with real-world experience to prepare you for your career Previous students have taken placements at companies including McLaren Racing Limited, Bosch Thermotechnology, Rolls-Royce, BMW, EDF Energy, and Airbus UK.
You undertake a major individual project which adds a unique appeal to your degree qualification, and reflects your own interests. Students returning from placement often undertake a work-based project with their placement employer.
In your final year of study you complete a major group project. This incorporates a wide range of technical skills, along with an important managerial aspect – a defining feature of engineering masters study. You can use these projects to work with industry, helping to solve current engineering challenges.
You can get involved with a number of student engineering societies. We also encourage you to become a member of professional bodies, such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. The IMechE can help with career planning, building of engineering knowledge, and have a wealth of resources including scholarships and awards.
You will take part in the Engineers without Border's Engineering for People Design Challenge. This prepares you to become a globally responsible engineer by working on real world issues including water supply, energy, and transport. Each year our strongest team goes on to compete in the Engineer's without Borders national final. In 2016 our students won the whole competition and a two-week trip to Mexico.
You are encouraged to take part in international engineering competitions, such as IMechE Formula Student, and the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge. Both competitions are backed by industry and involve competing against teams from across the world.
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 students in improving their employability.
This course prepares you for a career in
- building services
- medical engineering
- sport equipment design
- power generation
- alternative energy
- product testing
- project management
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of fully meeting the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
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, Abacus and Matlab
Other specialist facilities 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
Learn more about your department
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics and least one other science subject such as physics or chemistry) but excludes general studies. For example:
- ABB at A Level including relevant subjects.
- DDM 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 the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, 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 18 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.
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 can take an optional placement in year 4.
|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 Cad||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||
|Module: Advanced Cfd||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advanced Finite Element Method||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advanced Vibration And Acoustics||Credits: 15|
|Module: Industrial Automation||Credits: 15|
|Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma||Credits: 15|
|Module: Meng Group Project||Credits: 30|
|Module: Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics||Credits: 15|
|Module: Competitive Design For Manufacture||Credits: 15|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 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)
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