Course description

Drawing on the expertise of Engineering at Sheffield, this course gives you a unique opportunity to experience the exciting breadth of engineering while developing practical and professional skills that are highly valued by employers.

In an increasingly complex and challenging world, knowledge and expertise beyond a single discipline is valuable for 21st-century engineers. This interdisciplinary Engineering course will equip you with the professional and technical agility needed to excel in a variety of demanding environments.

During your first two years you'll study modules across all disciplines and look at engineering in an interdisciplinary context. At the end of year two, you'll choose a specialism from one of the following streams: Aerospace Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering and Systems & Control Engineering.

We also offer a non-specialist stream, allowing you to continue studying a variety of disciplines.

You'll spend year three and year four studying your chosen stream. The interdisciplinary ethos of your degree will be continued in the group design project and an advanced research - or industry-led final year project.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA including Maths and Physics
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification AAB including AA in Maths and Physics + A in relevant Engineering subject only
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
BTEC D*DD in Engineering with Distinction in Further Maths + grade A in A Level Maths
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Maths and Physics
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA in Maths and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA in Maths and Physics
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Engineering IPO website

First year

Core modules:

Engineering Statics and Dynamics
General Engineering Mathematics
Interdisciplinary Design I
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Introduction to Process Engineering
Programming for Engineers
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Second year

Core modules:

Electromechanical Energy Transformation
Further General Engineering Mathematics
Interdisciplinary Design II
Mechanical and Functional Behaviour of Materials
Mechanics of Structures
Process and Product Design
Systems and Control
Thermal & Fluid Engineering
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Interdisciplinary Group Design Project
Finance and Law for Engineers

Optional modules:

Electromagnetic Fields and Devices
Power Engineering
Advanced Engineering Thermodynamic Cycles
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Finite Element Techniques
Hardware-in-the-Loop & Rapid Control Prototyping
Integrity of Materials and Components
Real-Time Embedded Systems
State-Space Control Design

Fourth year

Core modules:

Individual Advanced Project

Optional modules:

Advanced Industrial Control
Data Modelling and Machine Intelligence
Energy Storage Management
Motion Control and Servo Drives
Multisensor and Decision Systems
Permanent Magnet Machines and Actuators
Advanced Finite Element Modelling
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Condition Monitoring
Experimental Stress Analysis
Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 30%
Independent study 70%
Placement 0%

Exams/tests 56%
Coursework 35%
Practical 9%

Engineering IPO

Sheffield is one of the UK's top engineering universities.

The majority of our engineering courses can be combined with a year in industry; this is a great way for you to boost your career prospects. You'll gain a wide range of hands-on experience and get the chance to apply what you've learnt in your studies.

The experience from a year in industry will be invaluable. It will improve your employability, you'll experience working in an industrial environment and you'll make crucial industry contacts. We'll support you in finding a year in industry or a summer placement.

When you become part of Engineering at Sheffield, you'll be taught in the best integrated engineering teaching space in the UK. The Diamond has state-of-the-art teaching and lab facilities, using cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment.

Engineering IPO website

What our graduates do

Graduates from all of our courses are highly employable and work all over the world for companies such as Arup, Rolls-Royce, Boeing and IBM.

We have designed your employability journey from the day you start with us to the day you leave.

Whatever you study you'll continue to develop your academic knowledge and transferable skills through workshops, projects and other activity with a high involvement from industry.

Student profile

Henriette Stainer - MEng Engineering

I chose MEng Engineering for its exibility and the opportunity to study across disciplines for two years before deciding on a specialism. The staff are passionate and enthusiastic about the course and are always available to answer questions and offer support.

Henriette Stainer ,

We'll help you to develop the practical and critical skills essential for a professional engineer. You'll learn how to use an interdisciplinary approach to skills you'll need in industry, such as problem solving, project management and teamwork.

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Sonja Lewis
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 114 222 7882

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