University of Sheffield Aererospace Engineering

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University of Sheffield Aerospace Engineering

This course gives you a solid grounding in aerospace engineering. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of engineering disciplines.

After a year of core study, you’ll choose either the avionic systems or aeromechanics stream. In your final year, you’ll work on a research project led by one of our world leading academics.

Our modules cover aero propulsion, aerodynamic design, aircraft dynamics and control, computational aerodynamics and project management. Your study includes some experience of flight instrumentation and an individual investigative project of your choice.

All our students also take the Global Engineering Challenge, where teams of students work to solve engineering problems in developing countries. This is designed to develop you as a professional engineer and enhance your career prospects.

Modules: what you study and when

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 including Maths and Physics. If you are not studying Physics you might be eligible for the Pre-sessional Physics Pathway route onto the degree. See ‘Other requirements’ below for further details
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB inc AB in Maths and Physics with B in relevant EPQ
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
BTEC DDD in Engineering + A Level Maths grade B
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including Maths and Physics
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB including Maths and Physics in both
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA in Maths and Physics
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • If you are not taking Physics A level but are passionate about studying BEng Aerospace Engineering, find out about our pre-sessional Faculty of Engineering Physics Pathway programme. We would still require AAB from your A levels which must include Maths. For more information about the Pathway programme please see or contact the department for more details.
  • 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

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Contact us

Peter Lomas
Admissions Officer
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7837

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Visit us

University open days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

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Department open days
If we offer you a place on a course, you’ll also be invited to a department open day. Aerospace Engineering open days are held between November and March.

Campus tours
Campus tours run regularly throughout the year, at 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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