Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H3R1
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Modern Languages Mechanical Engineering Engineering French

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Top 10 in the UK for mechanical engineering
The Times Good University Guide 2018

Course description

This course combines the study of core mechanical engineering topics with language modules. You'll spend your third year studying mechanical engineering in France. Modules also explore the role of engineering in business and management, and you can specialise in your area of interest with an extended individual project.

In years one and two, you'll study the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, mathematics and management. French language modules at an appropriate level prepare you for your third year at INSA in Lyon, where you'll study an agreed set of mechanical engineering courses.

All our students also take the Global Engineering Challenge. Working with students from other engineering courses, you'll have to find creative solutions to problems. The project looks at challenges faced by communities throughout the world. It's designed to develop you as a professional engineer and get you thinking about sustainable solutions.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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
  • GCSE French grade 7 or grade A
  • 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.

Course information on Department of Mechanical Engineering website

Modern Languages Teaching Centre 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

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
Fluids Engineering
Heat Transfer
Materials Processing
Mathematics for Engineering Modelling
Mechanics of Deformable Solids
Engineering - You're Hired

Third year

Core modules:

Study Year in Europe (Mechanical Engineering)

Fourth year

Core modules:

Individual Project
The Professional Responsibility of Engineers

Optional modules:

Additive Manufacturing - Principles and Applications
Additive Manufacturing - Principles and Applications 2
Advanced Aero Propulsion
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Advanced Structural Vibrations
Advanced Topics in Machining
Aero Propulsion
Aerodynamic Design
Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads
Building Physics and Simulation
Combustion, Fuels and Emission Control in Future Power Generation
Condition Monitoring
Design and Manufacture of Composites
Design for a Sustainable Environment
Energy from Biomass and Waste
Engineering Marketable Solutions: Make a Change!
Experimental Stress Analysis
Fundamental Biomechanics
Industrial Marketing: Basics and Cases
Introduction to Biomedical Imaging Sciences
Mechanical Engineering of Railways
Nuclear Reactor Engineering
Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics and Heat Transfer
Reciprocating Engines
Renewable Energy
Solid Biomechanics
Sports Engineering
Theory and Application of Turbulence
Tribology of Machine Elements

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 two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 21%
Independent study 59%
Placement 21%

Exams/tests 44%
Coursework 47%
Practical 10%

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Diamond

All our courses give you the chance to work on real engineering projects with our partners in industry.

We will give you a thorough grounding in mechanical engineering. You'll develop the skills and qualities employers look for, like problem solving, initiative and the ability to adapt to new technologies.

You'll also have the chance to get involved in 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.

Department of Mechanical Engineering website

Modern Languages Teaching Centre

The School of Modern Languages is made up of four departments: French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies and Russian and Slavonic Studies. You will be taught by experts from at least two of them.

Many of our teaching staff are leading researchers in their specialist areas. Between them, they cover a vast range of subjects, from medieval France to German cinema and the politics of Latin American countries.

Our language classes are small so everyone gets the chance to participate. Language tutors are very often native speakers.

Each department has its own student-run society, organising regular events, trips and creative projects. As a modern languages student at Sheffield your social life is multilingual and potentially very busy!

Modern Languages Teaching Centre website

What our graduates do

Graduates from our courses have followed careers in manufacturing, transport, power generation or engineering consultancies.

Many have found 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

"What I liked about mechanical engineering was the fact that it incorporated the maths and physics as well design so I get to be really creative which is really good fun."

Charis Lestrange
Mechanical Engineering

"I found the teachers are very engaging and are very hands on, especially with their research in terms of their students. Every lecturer teaches what they research personally so it's always very in depth."

Matthew McNicholl
Department of French

All our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and this MEng meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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