Learning

Our aim is to help you develop a broad knowledge and understanding of engineering while cultivating independence of thought and developing the professional skills necessary for a career in industry.

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How you'll learn

This course has been designed to employ innovative teaching techniques to ensure that you get the most out of your degree. Your learning will be made up of:

  • Lectures
  • Computer laboratories
  • Problem-solving
  • Exercises
  • Laboratory classes
  • Design classes

How you'll be assessed

Your learning will be measured by a variety of assessments:

  • Written examinations
  • Coursework assessments
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Class tests
  • Group design project
  • Individual investigative project

Group teaching

The majority of our classes are relatively small compared with other engineering programmes which means we can offer a supportive and hands-on learning experience. You'll build your communication skills and get to know your fellow students, as well as develop working relationships with your tutors.

Interdisciplinary learning

Through our unique programme of interdisciplinary teaching, you will learn how to apply the principles of engineering to solve complex real-world problems. You'll develop your technical ability and engage creatively while strengthening personal and professional skills essential to employers. 

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A world-class university – a unique student experience

Sheffield is an engineering research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.

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