Why study with us?

Cutting edge facilities

As a student with us you'll use the latest equipment and technologies. Our facilities include a dedicated state-of the-art computer, natural robotics, control and power systems laboratory, as well as new undergraduate teaching laboratories in our state-of-the-art engineering building, The Diamond.

The Diamond is the University’s largest ever investment in teaching and learning and has been designed to be the best integrated engineering teaching space in the UK. The space will provide high quality Teaching and technical staff dedicated to delivering undergraduate laboratory teaching and support. The emphasis will be on practical and multi-disciplinary work, which will help our undergraduates develop the academic and technical skills that industry is seeking from top graduates.

You'll also get the chance to use cutting-edge facilities in our research centres and laboratories as you collaborate with research staff on projects.

And don't forget, as a Sheffield student you'll benefit from outstanding University facilities – including our 24-hour Information Commons and the University library, voted the best in the UK in the latest Times Higher Student Experience survey.

Further information:

The Diamond
Research Centres and Institutes
Outstanding University Facilities

The Diamond Exterior
The Diamond Atrium

Students in lab
Students in lab

The highest standards

We're committed to giving you the best experience possible. We use student feedback to improve our teaching and update the modules on offer. We run a mentoring scheme to help you settle in and make the most of your time here. And throughout your course you'll have a personal tutor to give you advice and guidance.

On top of this you'll benefit from innovative teaching approaches and technologies. For example we've developed an out-of-hours web laboratory and a variety of web-based approaches to give you extra support.

And of course we make sure that what we teach is based on the latest thinking. We regularly introduce new modules in response to current developments in research, and demands in the careers market.

A welcoming place to study

As well as high standards, you'll discover a welcoming and sociable learning community. Our staff are approachable and enthusiastic – we want you to reach your full potential and have fun getting there.

You'll be able to mix with students from all years of your degree and throughout the Engineering Faculty by getting involved in projects, student societies and competitions. And although we're a large department, you'll often study in small groups, so you'll quickly get to know the people on your course.

Give yourself an edge

Along with your technical expertise, you'll build key transferable skills and qualities that will help you stand out as a professional engineer – skills like teamwork, creativity, project management and commercial awareness.

You'll develop these abilities through a variety of individual and group projects and we'll help you keep track of your progress using a personal development programme.

Real-world projects

Through projects like the global engineering challenge you'll join forces with engineers across the faculty to solve real-world engineering problems.

In your final-year individual project you could be investigating cutting-edge research with support from industry and leading research staff.