Course description

If you don't have the usual scientific or mathematical background for an engineering degree, a foundation year is for you. After successfully completing the foundation year, which has modules in mathematics, physics and chemistry, you can start the MEng degree.

Drawing on the expertise of Engineering at Sheffield, the MEng degree 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.

You'll study modules across all disciplines and look at engineering in an interdisciplinary context. You'll also 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.

The interdisciplinary ethos of your degree will be continued in the group design project and an advanced research or industry-led project in the final year.

Modules: what you study and when

Foundation years explained

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 AAB - BBB dependent on subjects studied
International Baccalaureate 34-32 dependent on subjects studied
BTEC Qualification Credit Framework (QCF): DDD in Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units or DDD in Applied Science; Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF): DDD in Engineering including Distinction in Unit 1: Engineering Principles and Unit 7: Calculus
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 - M2 M2 M2 dependent on subjects studied
Scottish Highers AAAAB - AABBB dependent on subjects studied
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA - B+BB dependent on subjects studied
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.

Engineering IPO website

Core modules:

Core Foundation Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering
Foundations of Physics
Further Foundation Mathematics

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.

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 ,
Undergraduate

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Rebekah Newey
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 114 222 7870
Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk

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