Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code H3R4
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Spanish Hispanic Studies Modern Languages Mechanical Engineering Engineering

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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

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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 Spain. 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. Spanish language modules at an appropriate level prepare you for your third year at either Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad de Navarra, 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 Spanish 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:

Acoustics
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.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 21%
Independent study 58%
Placement 21%

Assessment
Exams/tests 42%
Coursework 49%
Practical 9%

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Diamond

Our courses cover all aspects of engineering - from design and innovation, to manufacturing - as well as the fundamental scientific principles underpinning them. We'll also help you to develop the additional skills you'll need to become a successful mechanical engineer. This includes team-working and effective communication, as well as problem-solving, which you will also develop during our faculty projects weeks; Global Engineering Challenge, and Engineering: You're Hired!

Our students are involved in a huge range of extra-curricular activities, from building single-seat racing cars to designing and manufacturing miniature locomotives, drones, energy efficient vehicles and rockets.

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

Department of Mechanical Engineering website

Modern Languages Teaching Centre

At Sheffield, you won't just learn languages. You'll understand other ways of thinking and experience different cultures. Whether you develop your expertise in a language and culture you have already studied or take up a new one, our degree programmes will give you advanced linguistic proficiency combined with enhanced cultural agility.

The School of Languages and Cultures offers and especially wide rage of languages and flexible combinations in which these can be taken. You'll develop your linguistic skills to a very high level whilst deepening your understanding of the cultural context of the countries where your languages are spoken. A modern languages and cultures degree at Sheffield is a confident step into the wider world and you'll be graduating with skills that are highly valued by employers. You'll learn to communicate fluently and effectively in one, two or three modern languages. You'll also immerse yourself in the culture and society of other nations. All this is achieved in a vibrant environment through dynamic, high-quality and innovative teaching that places you, as a student, at the cutting edge of the discipline.

We offer the following courses:

Catalan
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Luxembourgish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

We're a leading centre for modern languages and cultures research. Our work spans identity, gender, linguistics, politics, migration and literary studies. This research informs our teaching, helping you to develop a global understanding of language and languages across cultures and countries.

Our student-run language societies organise multilingual events, trips and creative projects. There are opportunities to volunteer in the community and in schools, inspiring others to try new languages.

Modern Languages Teaching Centre website


What our graduates do

A number of our graduates go into industry - particularly manufacturing, transport and power generation - with many finding employment with prestigious companies such as Rolls-Royce, Arup, Jaguar Land Rover and Network Rail. Others have gone on to work for engineering consultancies, in both technical and managerial roles. Outside of engineering, our graduates have transferred their skills. For example, some have become teachers and charity workers, while others have started their own business.

Student profile


"I became interested in mechanical engineering through my love of maths and problem-solving. It really combined those two things and allowed me to develop my maths skills further but apply it to practical situations."

Esther Farnell
Mechanical Engineering



"I'm in love with Sheffield, it was definitely a good choice. Studying languages means I can pretty much go anywhere, meet people and have a conversation. It has opened up another world."

Samantha O'nion
Languages

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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