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MEng Mechanical Engineering

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Year of Entry 2022/23
MEng

Mechanical Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Excel in your studies with the opportunity to achieve a prestigious masters qualification in mechanical engineering


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 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 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? H301
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes


How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Fuat Kara talk about this course.

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.

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
  • presentations
  • posters
  • technical reports
  • in-class assessments
  • multiple choice questions
  • exams

Course leaders and tutors

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Fuat Kara
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Applied learning

Work placements

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 Vodafone, GE Aviation, Reds10 Manufacturing and Worcester Bosch.

Live projects

As part of your course, you’ll undertake a large individual project, giving you the chance to align your studies with your own personal aspirations. Often students returning from placements continue their working relationships with a work-based project, helping them take the next steps towards their chosen vocation.

In your final year, you’ll complete a major group project. This incorporates a wide range of technical skills and 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

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 scholarships and award applications.

Competitions

As part of the course, you could have the opportunity to take part in inspirational competitions such as the 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. 

Other industry-backed competitions that you could be involved in include the IMechE Formula Student and the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge. Previously, both have seen students compete against teams from all over 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 you in improving your 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

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • QinetiQ
  • Ministry of Defence (MOD)
  • European Space Agency
  • Oil & Gas (Pipeline and Subsea Engineering)
  • Offshore Renewable Energy (Offshore Wind Energy, Wave and Tidal Power)

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 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

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, Abaqus, Ansys and Matlab

Our 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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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 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'.


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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.

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Materials And Manufacturing Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mechanical Engineering Design And C.A.D. Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Applied Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Engineering Design Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mechatronics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Design Evaluation Methodology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Further Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Structural Mechanics And Finite Element Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Systems Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced C.F.D. Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Advanced Finite Element Method Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: M.Eng Group Project Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Competitive Design For Manufacture Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, 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.

International students

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.

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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, 293.1KB)

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Course summary

  • Achieve a masters and work towards the Institute of Mechanical Engineers chartered registration.
  • Develop industry-standard engineering skills that meet Engineering Council requirements.
  • Acquire 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. 

NOTE: BEng Mechanical Engineering and MEng Mechanical Engineering are taught together for the first 3 years.

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