Undergraduate courses

Our courses cover all aspects of engineering - from design and innovation to manufacturing - as well as the fundamental scientific principles underpinning them.


What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering is an incredibly diverse subject, which affects almost every aspect of our lives.

Mechanical engineers are involved with the conception, design, production and marketing of all manufactured products, for the latest aircraft to the delicate instruments used in microsurgery.

Being an engineer involves thinking creatively to solve complex problems, and many of the critical challenges facing the world today, such as increasing energy efficiency, will require mechanical engineers to find innovative solutions.

We'll also help you to develop the additional skills you'll need to become a successful mechanical engineer. This includes team-working, effective communication and problem-solving.

With MEng and BEng courses available - with some also offering opportunities to work in industry or abroad - please follow the links below to find out more about our mechanical engineering degrees at the University of Sheffield. 

Our curriculum

Industry partners tell us that they want graduates with outstanding technical knowledge, combined with an ability to draw on that theory in breaking down problems and designing creative, effective, practical solutions.

We want to prepare you to do just that.

Our engineering science teaching will ensure you have depth and breadth of technical knowledge. Simultaneously, our integrative projects will allow you to apply, deepen, and test your understanding soon after acquiring it. They’ll allow you to build connections within your engineering knowledge, and recognise its value for yourself.

This engaging approach means that you’ll have experience of working and thinking like a professional engineer, and be well-prepared to hit the ground running in your career. It’s one of the reasons our Mechanical Engineering graduates are amongst the best in the world.


Year in industry 

Foundation year 

2024 entry


All of our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Our MEng courses meet all of the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Our BEng courses meet, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status and students will need to complete some further learning to meet them in full. 

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