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Year of Entry 2019/20

Mechanical Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Transition to a career in mechanical engineering with this course designed for graduates in science, technology, maths or computing.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Enter a well-paid and rewarding career that is constantly changing with new developments in technology.
  • Learn the knowledge you need to work as an engineer, building on your existing degree in science or technology.
  • Gain an understanding of how engineering projects work and how they relate to the commercial world.

Prepare to begin a dynamic professional career in mechanical engineering. You'll gain the practical and theoretical skills required for rewarding industry positions, and graduate with sought-after qualifications.

How you learn

You study transitional modules, which have been designed to equip you with the background engineering knowledge that you will need to be successful in your studies on the course and modules which build your technical knowledge and expertise in mechanical design and/or analysis, engineering management and engineering problem solving. You can study this course either part or full-time.

You learn through

  • group work
  • independent study
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • online learning within the university's virtual learning environment

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Sara Mountney
Dr Sara Mountney
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Management

Sara is responsible for delivering a number of engineering management-related modules to our undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.

Applied learning

Live projects

One third of your study will be an individual project and dissertation. You specialise in a technical area of your interest and choosing, and carry out your own in-depth investigation into a particular problem. Where possible, this will be an industry-related problem.

Future careers

Mechanical Engineers work in a wide range of engineering sectors. These include

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

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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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • laboratories

Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need a minimum of 2:2 honours degree in a relevant science or technology subject, such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, design technology or sports technology and A Level Maths or equivalent. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

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'.


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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Engineering Principles Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Group Project - International Product Development Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mechanical Engineering Principles Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project And Dissertation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Cad/Cam Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Competitive Design For Manufacture Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Competitive Materials Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Equipment Engineering And Design Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Industrial Applications Of Finite Element Method Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† 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 £13,500 for the course.

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Postgraduate student loans

Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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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)

Legal information

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email

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Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question.

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