University of Sheffield Mechanical Engineering
This is the most flexible of our courses and covers all the essentials, with an emphasis on modelling and design. You’ll be introduced to the role of engineering in business and management, and can specialise in your area of interest.
In the first five semesters, you’ll study mathematics, applied dynamics, mechanics of fluids, mechanics of solids, applied thermodynamics, mechanical behaviour of materials, and electrical and electronic engineering. Other topics include computer-controlled systems and mechatronics.
In the first year, you’ll take the Global Engineering Challenge. Working with students from other engineering courses, you’ll have to find creative solutions to problems. The project looks at challenges faced by communities throughout the world. It’s designed to develop you as a professional engineer and get you thinking about sustainable solutions.
You’ll complete a group design project in the third year, and an extended individual project in the fourth year. You may be able to switch between our courses at the end of the first year.
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.
|A Levels||AAA including Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry. If you are not studying Physics or Chemistry you might be eligible for the Pre-sessional Physics Pathway route onto the degree. Please see ‘Other requirements’ below for further details.|
|International Baccalaureate||36, 6 in Higher Level Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry|
|BTEC||D*DD 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
|If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department|