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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to work at the cutting edge of research and development in the sports equipment industry.
  • Develop a biomechanical and physiological understanding of athletes so you can analyse athlete-equipment interactions in sport.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad – with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.
On this course you’ll enhance your technical, problem-solving and engineering skills and learn to apply them to the sporting environment. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll gain practical experience in techniques relevant to the sports engineering industry. You'll learn how to use engineering software and hardware – taught by experts who have a wealth of experience to share. There are also opportunities to study abroad at one of our with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing scheme. You learn through
  • individual and group work
  • an industry-relevant project
  • placements
Applied learning - Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to complete an industry-linked research project to develop your practical understanding of sports engineering, gain vital real-world experience and improve your employability. Recent student projects have been partnered to organisations such as Adidas, Ping, Mitre, FIFA, International Tennis Federation, and the English Institute of Sport. You’ll also be provided with a significant number of opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships, and volunteer roles. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own experiences to enhance your career. *Networking opportunities The course is delivered by the Sports Engineering Research Group, an internationally renowned group with over 200 years of cumulative experience in delivering research and consultancy. We have a large number of research staff and PhD students combined with a great alumni network, so you’ll be exposed to some of the latest research in the industry. We have close relationships with many different sports companies and organisations and work extensively to enhance elite performance across many sports through our role as an English Institute of Sport research and innovation partner.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Applied Measurement In Sports Engineering Design And Inovation In Sports Engineering Mechanics Of Sports Equipment And Human Interaction Numerical Programming In Sports Engineering

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Entry requirements

This course has been designed for high achieving graduates from a wide range of technical subjects such as engineering, physics or mathematics. The course is selective and welcomes applications from graduates with a 2.1 or above. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Graduates from sports science degrees are welcome to apply if they can demonstrate sufficient expertise in mathematics and physics, for example good results at A-level, and have excelled in biomechanics throughout their undergraduate degree. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9910* Whole course
EU £18215* Whole course
Channel Islands £9910* Whole course
England £9910* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9910* Whole course
Scotland £9910* Whole course
Wales £9910* Whole course
International £18215* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations. Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Sports Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS