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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

  • Achieve a masters and work towards the Institute of Mechanical Engineers chartered registration.
  • Develop industry-standard engineering skills that meet Engineering Council requirements.
  • Acquire real-world experience with ongoing practical projects and the opportunity to take a paid year in industry.
  • Gain a well-rounded education in both theoretical and practical mechanical engineering.
Prepare for an exciting career with great employment prospects across a wide range of industries. You’ll benefit from our modern, industry-standard facilities and gain vital commercial experience through industry-focused projects and placement opportunities. NOTE: BEng Mechanical Engineering and MEng Mechanical Engineering are taught together for the first 3 years. 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. With online resources, high-quality laboratories and exceptional learning environments, you’ll be supported at every step. Our structured programme provides you with all the knowledge and skills you’ll need to carry out increasingly complex projects. As you progress, you’ll demonstrate your learning through regular assessment exercises. You’ll learn through
  • group work
  • an individual project
  • activity-based learning
  • presentations
  • posters
  • technical reports
  • in-class assessments
  • multiple choice questions
  • exams
**Applied learning Work placements** During your studies, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of our placement opportunities. We can help you arrange a year-long work placement between your second and third years – giving you tangible on-site experience and preparing you for your future engineering career. Previous students have been placed at reputable companies, such as Vodafone, GE Aviation, Reds10 Manufacturing and Worcester Bosch. Live projects As part of your course, you’ll undertake a large individual project, giving you the chance to align your studies with your own personal aspirations. Often students returning from placements continue their working relationships with a work-based project, helping them take the next steps towards their chosen vocation. In your final year, you’ll complete a major group project. This incorporates a wide range of technical skills and an important managerial aspect – a defining feature of engineering masters study. You can use these projects to work with industry, helping to solve current engineering challenges. Networking opportunities We have a number of student engineering societies you can get involved in. We also encourage you to become a member of a professional body, such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. They’ll help you with career planning, further your engineering know-how, provide resources and support you with scholarships and award applications. Competitions As part of the course, you could have the opportunity to take part in inspirational competitions such as the Engineering for People Design Challenge. Hosted by Engineers Without Borders, the project gives you a chance to work on real-world issues like water supply, energy, and transport. By doing so you’ll embed global responsibility into your education and learn to place people at the heart of your designs. Other industry-backed competitions that you could be involved in include the IMechE Formula Student and the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge. Previously, both have seen students compete against teams from all over the world.


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. You can take an optional placement in year 4. Year 1 Module Applied Engineering Mathematics 20 Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice 20 Materials And Manufacturing Engineering 20 Mechanical Engineering Design And C.A.D. 20 Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics 20 Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics 20 Year 2 Module Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics 20 Applied Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics 20 Engineering Design Applications 20 Maths And Control 20 Mechatronics And Automated Systems 20 Professional Practice 20 Year 3 Module Placement Year - Year 4 Module Design Evaluation Methodology 20 Engineering Project Management And Individual Project 40 Further Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics 20 Structural Mechanics And Finite Element Analysis 20 Systems Engineering 20 Final year Module Advanced C.F.D. 15 Advanced Finite Element Method 15 Advanced Vibration And Acoustics 15 Industrial Automation 15 Lean Operations And Six Sigma 15 M.Eng Group Project 30 Module Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics 15 Competitive Design For Manufacture 15

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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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