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Year of Entry 2019/20
MEng

Mechanical Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Excel in your studies, grow from your experiences and gain a sought-after qualification in mechanical engineering.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 / 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128
What is the UCAS code? H301
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • 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.

Student View
Watch student Victoria Smith talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch lecturer Dr David Greenfield talk about this course.

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

  • lectures
  • small group tutorials
  • seminars
  • engineering workshops and laboratories

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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.

Competitions

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.


Future careers

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

  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • transport
  • building services
  • medical engineering
  • sport equipment design
  • power generation
  • alternative energy
  • product testing
  • project management

Accreditation

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

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

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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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

The Engineers Without Borders Challenge allows students to work with international partners to address real-world problems.

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 128

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

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

• 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 must have 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.

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

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 75%
25%
Module: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Materials And Manufacturing Engineering Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Mechanical Engineering Design And Cad Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Applied Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Engineering Design Applications Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Maths And Control Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 20%
80%
Module: Mechatronics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Design Evaluation Methodology Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Further Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Structural Mechanics And Finite Element Analysis Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Systems Engineering Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Cfd Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 25%
75%
Module: Advanced Finite Element Method Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 25%
75%
Module: Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Meng Group Project Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Competitive Design For Manufacture Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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.

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