Our innovative teaching and cutting-edge research over the last century has made us one of the leading mechanical engineering departments in the country.

100 years of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Our History

On 15th December 1916, it was decided that the Faculty of Applied Science would split into two faculties; the Faculty of Metallurgy and the Faculty of Engineering. On 21st June 1917, the Department of Mechanical Engineering was born at the first meeting of the Faculty.

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100. A Centenary Celebration

Our new book 100. looks back at the Department over the last hundred years. Learn about our history, the people who have made us, how we teach and what we research. Get to grips with our student led learning and our biggest achievements.

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Save the date

To mark our centenary in 2017 we will be holding a number of events throughout the year. Keep checking back here to see what's new and to book your tickets.

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