Course details

A Levels AAB-BBC Other entry requirements
UCAS code H407
Duration 5 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Aerospace Engineering Engineering

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Admissions Officer
Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone +44 114 222 7870
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 AAB-BBC dependent on subjects studied
International Baccalaureate 34-31 dependent on subjects studied
BTEC DDD in Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units or DDD in Applied Science
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 - M2 M2 M3 dependent on subjects studied
Scottish Highers AAAAB - ABBBB dependent on subjects studied
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA - B+BC dependent on subjects studied
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • An additional Maths test and interview are required for BTEC Extended Diploma and Access to HE Diploma applicants. Please contact the department for more information
  • A Level General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B Science grade 6 or grade B
  • If we think you're likely to succeed on the full degree course, rather than the foundation year, we might make you a Change Of Course offer for direct entry. On results day, if you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry, you might still be suitable for the foundation year you originally applied for
  • 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
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 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.

Engineering IPO

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

Gain a strong foundational knowledge of engineering disciplines from across our seven academic departments, before specialising in your area of interest in the final two years of your degree.

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

This course prepares you for a career where you'll apply your creative problem-solving skills and your understanding of engineering principles to the real world, while working in multidisciplinary teams. These transferable skills can be applied in many sectors across the breadth of engineering and beyond.

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.

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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Email sefy@sheffield.ac.uk

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