Course details

A Levels ABB-BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code H160
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Bioengineering Biology Tissue Engineering Engineering

Any questions?

Laura Hogg
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0) 114 222 7836
Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/sefy

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 a BEng or MEng degree.

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 ABB-BBB dependent on experience
International Baccalaureate 33-32 dependent on experience
BTEC DDD in Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units or DDD in Applied Science
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 with no more than one of Maths or a Science subject
Scottish Highers AAABB with no more than one of Maths or a Science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB with no more than one of Maths or a Science subject
Access to HE Typical requirement of 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, and 15 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Science subjects include Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Further Maths or Statistics. A Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • GCSE Maths and Science grade 6 or grade B
  • An additional Maths test and interview are required for BTEC Extended Diploma and Diploma applicants. Please contact the Department for more information
  • This course is for those who don't have the required Maths or Science A Levels, or equivalent, for the full degree course
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
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.

Bioengineering website

Core modules:

Core Foundation Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering
Advanced Level Chemistry
Elements of Physics

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.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 29%
Independent study 71%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 55%
Coursework 43%
Practical 2%

Bioengineering

Like the industry, Bioengineering at Sheffield is interdisciplinary. Instead of being taught out of one department, this means you'll learn from experts in materials, mechanical, control, electrical, chemical and biological engineering, computer science, medicine and biology.

From 3D printing and biophotonics, to tissue and bone engineering, we're helping to develop products that improve medical care and quality of life. Our research-led teaching produces multi-skilled graduates who can carry on that work.

You'll be taught in one of the best bioengineering teaching spaces in the UK. The Diamond (pictured) has state-of-the-art, industry standard equipment for culturing and analysing cells, measuring the activity of the human body, mechanical and electrical testing of materials, 3D printing and customised software packages for developing bioengineering models.

We make sure you develop the knowledge and skills employers are looking for by working closely with partners in the healthcare profession and in industry such as Philips, Johnson and Johnson and the NHS.

Bioengineering website

What our graduates do

Our graduates are professional engineers who work alongside materials scientists, physicians, dentists, immunologists, nurses, therapists and technicians. They design medical instruments, repair body tissue and solve clinical problems through research. They also help develop new procedures, drug production processes and treatments.

Student profile


"We study not only all of the engineering fundamentals, but also subjects like chemistry and biology to improve research."

Erika Otaviano Lopes Ferreira
Bioengineering

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Contact us

Laura Hogg
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0) 114 222 7836
Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk

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University open days
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Department open days
If you apply to us, you'll also be invited to a department open day. Bioengineering open days take place between November and May.

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