General Engineering with a Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS

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Course summary

If you don't have the usual scientific or mathematical background for an engineering degree, a foundation year is for you. Build the strongest foundations for your career by becoming a truly interdisciplinary engineer: study general engineering. After successfully completing the foundation year, you can start the MEng degree. With a selection of modules from seven departments and a choice of 11 specialisms, you'll immerse yourself in the varied fields of engineering. In an increasingly complex and challenging world, knowledge and expertise beyond a single discipline is invaluable for 21st-century engineers. By choosing to take an MEng, you’ll be taking a longer period of study with an integrated masters. Taught by world-leading experts from our seven outstanding engineering departments, this three-year course will ensure you develop the broadest possible understanding of the field. At the beginning of your degree, you'll study modules across all disciplines, after which you’ll choose one of 11 possible specialisms – or continue studying a variety of subjects. You'll spend the latter stages of your degree studying your chosen stream. The interdisciplinary ethos of your degree will be continued in the industry-led final-year project. Why study this course?

  • Top three for general engineering - Sheffield is one of the top three UK universities for the subject, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.
  • Customise your degree - study here and you have the option to specialise in 11 streams across the Faculty of Engineering – from aerospace to software engineering.
  • Access expert teaching - get support from across the faculty and sample engineering from many different angles to help you decide your future engineering discipline.
  • Practical, hands-on experience - state-of-the-art laboratories across the University, including everything The Diamond has to offer.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Fees and funding

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Tuition fees for 2025 entry have not been confirmed. Please use 2024-25 information as a guide.
General Engineering with a Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS