MEng Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics

UCAS Code: H3H6

About the course

This degree is for those who want a traditional mechanical engineering curriculum but have an interest in life sciences and non-conventional engineering problems.

The course has been developed to enhance your employability, providing you with the additional technical skills required by the biomedical and healthcare industries. You'll also be attractive to employers in more traditional mechanical engineering routes.

Students will learn mechanical engineering concepts and apply them to traditional engineering problems and see how the same principles can be applied to a more challenging and fascinating problem... the human body.

What You'll Study

The course follows our MEng in Mechanical Engineering for the first two years but in years three and four you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in biomechanics through taught modules, an individual investigative project and a group design project.

As part of the course, you’ll also be involved in activity weeks including the Global Engineering Challenge in your first year and Engineering You’re Hired! during your second year. Both are excellent opportunities to develop the skills you’ll need as a successful engineer.

Reasons to consider MEng Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics:

  • job opportunities in biomedical industries and healthcare sector, as well as more traditional engineering sectors
  • first mechanical engineering with biomechanics programme in the UK to develop multidisciplinary skills to work effectively at the interface between engineering and medicine
  • research-led teaching in a new frontier for mechanical engineering… and an area of intensive research and concentration of world-leading experts in Sheffield (INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine)
  • during their third year students will work in collaboration with an industrial partner on the solution of a real unmet industrial or clinical need
  • students will be encouraged to interact with other disciplines during their final year project

Your Future

Our courses are designed to give you the best possible chance of getting the job you want. When you leave the University of Sheffield you will be sought after by employers looking for high quality mechanical engineering graduates.

Many of our graduates go into industry, such as biomedical and healthcare fields, manufacturing, transport and power generation or work for engineering consultancies in both technical and managerial roles. This includes employers such as Rolls-Royce, Arup, Jaguar Land Rover and Network Rail.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering maintains close links with industry and arranges annual careers days in conjunction with the University Careers Service, bringing final year students into contact with prospective employers. In your final year, you’ll also be given a personal careers interview to help you review your career plans.

• £27k – average salary amongst our graduates within six months of finishing their course
• £70k – average basic salary for an experienced chartered engineer
• 9% of students stay in education at the end of their course
• 88% of our graduates go on to work or further study within six months of finishing their course
• Sources: / as at October 2018

Key Course Information and Links



Entry Requirements

AAA at A-level including Maths and a science subject (Physics or Chemistry)

For more about applying for an undergraduate course including International Entry Requirements, please click here.

Didn't choose a science subject at A-level? Our Physics Pathway pre-sessional course will get you up to speed with what you’ll need for study on our courses.

Programme Length

4 years

Study Locations 

Central Campus including our state of the art learning facilities within the Diamond. There may also be occasional travel to research centres within Sheffield.


For more information about modules, please visit the central prospectus or contact us.

How we teach

You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, lab sessions and design classes. A typical 40 hour week is made up of:

• 10 hours in lectures
• 3 hours in design activities
• 3 hours in tutorials
• 3 hours in lab classes
• 21 hours spent in private study

All students on taught programmes are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement throughout your time at university. Your personal tutor will be an academic member of staff within the Department.


All our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and this MEng meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Tuition Fees

£9250 per year (UK/EU)

For more information about fees and financial support including for prospective international students, visit the University's fees and funding page.

Support Services

More information about support available from the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service at the University of Sheffield can be found here.

Get in touch

For questions and more information about this course, please contact:

Caroline Brown - Recruitment and Employability Officer
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 7801

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