Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H3H6
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Biomechanics Mechanical Engineering Engineering

Any questions?

Caroline Brown
Recruitment and Employability Officer
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7801
Email admit.mech@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/mecheng/prospectiveug

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Top 10 in the UK for mechanical engineering
The Times Good University Guide 2017

Course description

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.

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 at least one of Physics or Chemistry
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry
BTEC D*DD in Engineering + A Level Maths grade A
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA in Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A+AA in Maths and either Physics or Chemistry
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • If you are not taking Physics or Chemistry A level but are passionate about studying Mechanical Engineering, find out about our pre-sessional Faculty of Engineering Physics Pathway programme. We would still require AAA from your A levels which must include Maths. For more information about the Pathway programme please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/mecheng/prospectiveug/physics-pathway or contact the department for more details. Please note that this is only available to applicants who do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
  • 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.

Department of Mechanical Engineering website

First year

Core modules:

Engineering Mechanics
Essential Mathematical Skills & Techniques
Matter, Flow and Energy
Design Skills
Design and Manufacturing
Laboratory Skills for Mechanical Engineers
Materials Under Stress
Engineering Applications
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Optional modules:

Engineering Techniques and Manufacturing Technology

Second year

Core modules:

Computational and Numerical Methods
Design of Engineering Components
Design of Structures, Machines and Systems
Dynamics of Structures and Machines
Electric Circuits
Finance and Law for Engineers
Fluids Engineering
Heat Transfer
Materials Processing
Mathematics for Engineering Modelling
Mechanics of Deformable Solids
Project Management and HRM for Engineers
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Group Design Project
Advanced Engineering Thermodynamic Cycles
Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Control Engineering for Mechanical Engineers
Finite Element Techniques
Fluid Biomechanics
Integrated Design Skills
Integrity of Materials and Components
Introduction to Biomedical Imaging Sciences
Solid Biomechanics

Fourth year

Core modules:

Individual Project
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal System
Biomechanics of the Cardiovascular System
Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices
Sports Engineering
The Professional Responsibility of Engineers

Optional modules:

Additive Manufacturing - Principles and Applications
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Experimental Stress Analysis
Industrial Marketing: Basics and Cases

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 30%
Independent study 71%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 56%
Coursework 35%
Practical 9%

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Diamond

Sheffield is one of the very best places to study this subject. The Complete University Guide 2016 puts us in the top ten.

We'll give you a solid grounding in the study of mechanical engineering. You'll develop the skills and qualities employers look for, such as problem solving, initiative and the ability to adapt to new technologies.

Our students have the chance to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities. For example, Formula Student - an annual engineering competition - sees student teams from around the world design, build, test and race a single-seat racing car.

You'll be taught in The Diamond (pictured), one of the best teaching spaces in the UK. The building contains state-of-the-art teaching and lab facilities, and uses cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment.

Department of Mechanical Engineering website

What our graduates do

Our graduates have gone on to careers in manufacturing, transport, power generation or engineering consultancies.

Many work with prestigious companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Atkins, Siemens, Arup, Jaguar Land Rover, Interfleet Technology, Network Rail and Transport for London.

Student profile


Mechanical Engineering - Kamal Asodia

"I enjoy lab work, especially applying what I've learned by manufacturing an item and then testing it. The calculation required makes it exciting to see if the theory does actually back up the physical evidence."

Kamal Asodia ,
Undergraduate

All our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. A four-year MEng meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. If you take the three-year BEng, you'll have to complete some further learning to meet the requirements.

MEng Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics will be fully accredited in the year 2018 with accreditation fully back dated.

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Caroline Brown
Recruitment and Employability Officer
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7801
Email admit.mech@sheffield.ac.uk

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