Course details

A Levels ABB-BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code H407
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Aerospace 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 want to study Aerospace Engineering, but you don't have the correct maths or science qualifications, our Science and Engineering Foundation Year is for you. After successfully completing the foundation year, which has modules in maths, physics and engineering, you can start on one of our Aerospace degrees.

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 subjects studied
International Baccalaureate 33-32 dependent on subjects studied
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 Physics
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 Physics
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
  • A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • GCSE Maths and Science grade 6 or grade B
  • An additional Maths test might be required. 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.

Engineering IPO website

Core modules:

Core Foundation Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering
Foundations of Physics
Further Foundation Mathematics

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 70%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 61%
Coursework 37%
Practical 2%

Engineering IPO

Sheffield is one of the UK's top engineering universities.

The majority of our engineering courses can be combined with a year in industry; this is a great way for you to boost your career prospects. You'll gain a wide range of hands-on experience and get the chance to apply what you've learnt in your studies.

The experience from a year in industry will be invaluable. It will improve your employability, you'll experience working in an industrial environment and you'll make crucial industry contacts. We'll support you in finding a year in industry or a summer placement.

When you become part of Engineering at Sheffield, you'll be taught in the best integrated engineering teaching space in the UK. The Diamond has state-of-the-art teaching and lab facilities, using cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment.

Engineering IPO website

What our graduates do

Graduates from all of our courses are highly employable and work all over the world for companies such as Arup, Rolls-Royce, Boeing and IBM.

We have designed your employability journey from the day you start with us to the day you leave.

Whatever you study you'll continue to develop your academic knowledge and transferable skills through workshops, projects and other activity with a high involvement from industry.

Student profile


"There are lots of opportunities to use equipment that you wouldn't get to use in other universities."

Stephanie Morton
Aerospace Engineering

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

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