Why Engineering in Sheffield?

Engineering and the City of Sheffield have a long rich history. In fact, the University has been actively involved in World-leading and exciting research for over a 100 years and is now one of the biggest and best Engineering Faculties in the UK!


The Faculty of Engineering provides dedicated teaching spaces, workrooms, computing facilities and specialist laboratories to support your research. Our strong links with industry mean that in many research areas you will also directly benefit from industry input.

If you choose to study with us you will have access to comprehensive personal and career development training through our Doctoral Development Programme, whilst opportunities and experience in teaching are available through our Graduate Teaching Assistant scheme.

Cutting-edge facilities

We pride ourselves on maintaining high-quality, cutting-edge, facilities. The Diamond building houses a range of activities including a 24 hour MakerSpace (iForge), and you’ll find top-class subject-specific facilities throughout the Faculty. 

More than just a PhD!

Whether it’s signing up as one of our Graduate Teaching Assistants, getting involved in Outreach activities, or joining one of our many clubs and societies, we actively encourage you to broaden your horizons outside of your PhD.

Celebrating diversity

We believe the best things are achieved through variety.

Whoever you are, and whatever your motivation for studying with us, you’ll be a welcome addition to our team. The newly-funded Centre for Equity & Inclusion offers specialised mentoring, training workshops, reflective sessions, Knowledge Exchange project work for our PGR students from diverse backgrounds. 

Working with industry

We’re proud of our links with industry, and the wide range of impact we generate from our research. Many of our PhD projects have links with Industry, meaning you can always be sure you’ll have a lasting impact. 

Taking care of you

We hope you’ll have a great time here, but we also know everyone needs a little extra help at times. We offer support to all our students, including mental health and well-being, financial matters, and Careers advice for whatever comes next. 

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