The Science and Engineering Foundation Year provides students with a useful and dedicated platform to grow and develop into talented engineers and scientists of the future.

Two Civil Engineering students on a Year in Industry placement. They have on hi-vis vests and hard hats and are standing in front of a propeller.

Science and Engineering Foundation Year graduates have gone on to work in industry and academia, in world-renowned companies and in lucrative careers.

Career destinations of our graduates

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Burgoynes
  • AMRC
  • William Cook Cast Product
  • ASML
  • Champtron Creative Labs
  • Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Waterman Group
  • BAE Systems Ltd
  • Infotec Ltd

Our alumni

A photo of Lucas next to a plane jet.

'Having a good mathematical background is extremely useful, especially in modern engineering degrees'

Lucas Pawsey Rolls-Royce PLC

Lucas studied MEng Aerospace Engineering with a Foundation Year and graduated in 2014.

Headshot of Christopher

'The particularly useful aspects of the year were the practical tutorials and amount of contact time'

Christopher Thomas Burgoynes

Christopher studied MEng Electrical Engineering with a Foundation Year and graduated in 2014.

Job titles and positions of our graduates

  • Microwave Development Engineer
  • Forensic Electrical Engineer
  • XWB Transient Performance Team Leader
  • Pre Integration Engineer
  • Graduate Systems Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Frontend Engineer
  • Graduate Structural Engineer
  • Analyst Consultant
  • PCB Technician
  • PhD Student, University of Cambridge

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.