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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

Course description

This course combines the study of core mechanical engineering topics with language modules. You'll have the chance to spend your third year studying mechanical engineering with one of our partner universities in Spain.

This degree gives you a solid grounding in mechanical engineering. It covers all the essentials, with an emphasis on modelling and design. You'll be introduced to business and management in an engineering context, and you'll complete an individual project in an area that interests you.

In years one and two, you'll study the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, mathematics and management. You'll also take Spanish language modules at an appropriate level to prepare you for your time in Spain.

During your third year you'll have the opportunity to study at one of our partner universities in Spain, such as Universidad de Navarra, where you'll follow an agreed syllabus for mechanical engineering. A year abroad will help you become fluent in your chosen language and it offers a fantastic opportunity to experience another culture and develop your confidence and independence.

When you return to Sheffield for your final year, you'll carry out an extended individual project and build on your interests by choosing from a wide selection of engineering modules.

This is a practical course: our students learn by doing. You'll apply what you've learnt in the lecture theatre to engineering problems and experiments. You'll have the chance to manufacture and prototype your designs. You'll also develop the transferable skills employers look for, such as communication, project management and time management skills.

All our students get involved in week-long projects that develop the skills you'll need as a successful engineer. There's the Global Engineering Challenge in your first year, where you'll find creative solutions to real-world problems with engineers of different disciplines, and Engineering You're Hired! during your second year.

In order to meet the requirements for the study abroad aspect of this course, you must pass your second year with an average grade of 60 per cent in your chosen language units and an average 55 per cent across your remaining credits. Students who don't achieve this will transfer to our MEng Mechanical Engineering course (providing they meet the requirements to continue on the course) and stay in Sheffield for the third year.

In the year before you're due to study abroad you'll be allocated a place at one of our partner universities as part of an application process. The department's year abroad tutor will provide advice and support during your time in Spain.

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 DDD 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
  • If you are not taking Physics or Chemistry at A Level but are passionate about studying Mechanical Engineering, find out about our pre-sessional engineering Pathway programmes. We would still require AAA from your A Levels, which must include Mathematics. For more about the Pathway programme please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/mecheng/prospectiveug/physics-pathway or contact the department. These pathways are only available to applicants who do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
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:

MEng Individual Project
Preparation for Practice

Optional modules:

Additive Manufacturing - Principles and Applications
Advanced Aerospace Propulsion Technology
Advanced Dynamics
Advanced Energy and Power
Advanced Engineering Fluid Dynamics
Automotive Powertrain
Aviation Safety and Aeroelasticity
Cardiovascular Biomechanics
Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
Design and Manufacture of Composites
Engineering Commercial Success: And making the world a better place!
Fundamentals and Applications of Tribology
Human Factors and User-Centred Design
Industrial Applications of Finite Element Analysis
Industrial Automation
Industrial Experimental Methods for Engineering Problems
Managing Innovation and Change in Engineering Contexts
Materials for Energy Applications
Mechanics and Applications of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Nuclear Reactor Engineering Studies
Oil and Gas Origins and Utilisation
Railway Engineering and Sustainable Transport
Sustainable Engineering Design

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


"What I enjoy most about studying mechanical engineering is the variety of things we can actually study in our degree"

Jeena Gill
MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in North America

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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