Pathway to Engineering
For students who want to study Engineering but did not do A-level Physics
What is Pathway to Engineering?
If you want to study engineering but you're not taking a physics A-Level or one of the alternative applied science subjects required our Pathway to Engineering programme will allow you to access the following courses without the need to do a Foundation Year. You'll get all the support you need to get started on our undergraduate degree programmes.
We want to open up engineering to as many students as possible and there are no tuition fees for Pathway to Engineering.
During the programme you will stay in University halls of residence, for this a £500 accommodation cost does apply.
We can offer scholarships to all female applicants and widening participation applicants to cover the costs of accommodation.
What you can expect
You will spend three weeks before the start of your degree course receiving physics tutoring on campus in our state of the art Diamond facility, where you’ll combine small group classroom teaching with laboratory sessions.
You will build upon your existing maths knowledge and add some aspects of the physics A-Level syllabus and learn how to apply these skills to real world engineering problems.
The fourth week of the programme takes place during the University’s Intro Week and you will have optional tutorials.
What it’s not
Please note the Pathway to Engineering is not an extra exam or module that you have to pass to progress onto the full degree course. This is purely a stepping-stone to give you the skills you’ll need to get started on the first year of our degree programmes.
Please get in touch with the admissions contact from the department you are interested in:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Interdisciplinary Engineering (MEng Engineering)
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
A place on the Pathway to Engineering programme does not guarantee that we will be able to make an offer for you to study at the University of Sheffield, so once accepted onto the programme you'll also need to make a normal UCAS application to be considered for an offer to study your chosen degree. You do not have to pass any exams on this course to progress onto your degree, all we ask is that you attend all sessions.