An interdisciplinary approach

Dr Helen Sharman

Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield is one of the UK's leading interdisciplinary degrees. Interdisciplinary education has a broader scope than traditional engineering courses which tend to focus on only one subject area. You'll learn about concepts from across the engineering and mathematical sphere and make connections between those subjects, giving you a comprehensive understanding of how to design and build aircraft, as well as gaining vital transferable skills.

Interdisciplinarity in industry

Our degrees are very much focused on preparing you for the workplace. In industry, engineers work in multi-skilled teams to solve complex problems. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach, we equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter industry. You'll be able to use the breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding you've acquired throughout your degree in a range of sectors. As a graduate of one of our courses, you'll be able to think critically and provide innovative solutions to problems.

Engineering expertise

You'll be taught by experts in eight disciplines.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Management
  • Maths

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