MEng Mechanical Engineering

Year of Entry 2024/25
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Mechanical Engineering

Course in clearing Full-time Engineering

Designed to produce high quality and highly skilled graduates in Mechanical Engineering, through work experience, who are ready for employment or further study upon graduation.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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If you're an international student, please use our international application form instead of applying through clearing.



96% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating, with 80% in highly skilled employment or further study (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    4 / 5 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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Course summary

  • Become a professional mechanical engineer from day one.
  • Apply your skills by completing industry-linked projects and placements. 
  • Develop the techniques to design, analyse, simulate and test mechanical systems.
  • Create engineering solutions for the optimal performance of mechanical systems. 
  • Enhance your versatility with multidisciplinary insights into mechanical engineering. 

This course prepares you for diverse engineering roles – with a practice-based approach to mechanical science, design, systems, engineering practice, materials, and manufacture. You’ll emerge as a highly-skilled graduate – ready to provide optimal and sustainable solutions to future problems across the industry. 

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

Accredited by
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

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).

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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. 

This course is designed for you to gain experience as a professional engineer from day one, developing technical and professional skills from the very start. The multidisciplinary nature of mechanical engineering means you’ll work collaboratively with professionals from other engineering disciplines, further enhancing your versatility in the field.

You’ll engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. The balance of these activities changes at each level of study to encourage you to become increasingly independent learners, developing the ability to take the initiative, plan, organise and complete programmes of work – as an individual, a leader and a member of a team. 

You learn through:

  • Diverse lectures emphasising peer collaboration.
  • Tutorials to practise and apply your knowledge ahead of assessments.
  • Hands-on lab experience including computational modelling and simulation.
  • Q&A and discussions for self-assessment and understanding.
  • Support sessions for receiving feedback and preparing for assessments.
  • Teamwork activities for collaboration in an innovative environment.
  • Project-based learning to apply knowledge, creativity, design, critical analysis and professional skills to real-world projects.

Course topics 

The course adopts an applied problem-based and research-informed approach, and is based on core subject areas. These include mechanical engineering design, solid mechanics, dynamics, thermofluids, engineering practice, materials, manufacturing and engineering mathematics.

As you advance in the course, the modules will focus on applying mechanical engineering principles to real-world industrial challenges – emphasising the strength of mechanical systems through design and advanced computational engineering tools. 

Your final-year project is your chance to demonstrate independent learning and establish a foundation for your future career. 

Course support

Throughout the course, feedback is provided through various channels, enabling crucial reflection and action for your continued learning.

You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment. This includes:  

  • Access to our student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars, and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments.
  • The Engineering Café, a weekly drop-in session where you can ask questions and get advice from academics.
  • A dedicated Maths and Stats Support drop-in session that runs twice a week.
  • Support sessions where you receive advice and feedback.

Applied learning

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.  

While you’re on placement you’ll develop and apply your skills – from mechanical design to manufacturing, the strength of mechanical components, and from the production to the backend design of mechanical systems. 

Previous students have worked at organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus UK, Bentley Motors, Lockheed Martin, BMW Manufacturing and McLaren Racing Limited. Placement years involve an application process to secure your position, which your tutors and our Careers and Employability Team will support you with. 

Live projects  

You’ll gain experience of live projects at every level of the course. Projects range from hands-on lab sessions run by external organisations to practical group projects where you’ll present your findings to our industrial partners.   

Previous students have worked on real projects like designing a removable connecting system for poured concrete at Build-Lite UK, as well as evaluating the suitability of polystyrene for their materials recycling. They’ve also explored methods to catch and sort number plates using flowstore at Jepson & Co Ltd. And they’ve worked to solve a manufacturing challenge alongside process engineers at the McLaren Composite Technology Centre (MCTC).

Networking opportunities 

Throughout the course there are numerous opportunities for you to engage with career management, career fairs and workshops, employer presentations, visits and professional advisers. 

We also arrange on-campus guest lectures and seminars from local employers and relevant professional bodies – such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) – plus world-class researchers in mechanical engineering science. 

Field trips

You’ll have chances to visit leading engineering companies and local museums, exploring real engineering settings and learning about their operations. 


We encourage you to get involved in the SHU Racing Team, where you can apply your skills and knowledge to build, test and design race cars – as well as taking part in racing against other universities at Silverstone. 

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in: 

  • Mechanical design   
  • Mechanical system/structural analysis  
  • Energy/power  
  • Renewable energy systems  
  • Manufacturing and production  
  • Automotive industry 
  • Aerospace industry 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for: 

  • AgustaWestland
  • Airbus UK
  • Bentley Motors
  • Bosch
  • JCB
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Pirelli Tyres Ltd Carlisle
  • Rolls-Royce

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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Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.

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Equipment and facilities

You’ll have access to a wide range of hardware and equipment, including Computer-aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks to create accurate prototypes of product designs – plus analysis software such as Fluent, Abaqus, Ansys and Matlab.

You’ll study and develop your skills in 11,500 square feet of cutting-edge teaching space, laboratories and workshops, with facilities including:

  • Industry-standard software and tools  
  • Finite Element Analysis software 
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics software 
  • Engineering laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment 
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • 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


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Mechanical Engineering Design And C.A.D.
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Mechanical Engineering Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Principles Of Dynamics And Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Processes And Mathematics
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)
Principles Of Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids, Engineering Materials And Mathematics
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Application Of Engineering Analysis
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(70%) , Practical(30%)
Applied Dynamics And Thermodynamics
Credits 20
Assessment Exam(100%)
Applied Solid And Fluid Mechanics, And Control Systems
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)
Machine Elements Design
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year
Credits -
Year 4

Compulsory modules

Further Engineering Science And Numerical Analysis
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Exam(50%)
Project: Implementation
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Project: Management And Scoping
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Artificial Intelligence And The Internet Of Things
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Computer Aided Design And Computer Aided Manufacture
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Engineering Management And Entrepreneurship
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Digital Engineering & Prototyping
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Industrial Group Project
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Interdisciplinary Engineering Systems And Emerging Technology
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(70%) , Practical(30%)

Elective modules

Advanced Computational Methods In Engineering
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Artificial Intelligence Concepts And Applications
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Process Improvement Methodologies
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Robotics And Autonomous Systems
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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 2024/25 is £16,655 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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We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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