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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to the main degree
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories.
  • Design, model, simulate, analyse, prototype, construct and manufacture innovative products and aerospace systems.
  • Build proficiency in performance requirements, design and analysis methodologies
Throughout the course you’ll undergo rigorous training at the frontiers of aerospace technology to become a highly-skilled graduate. You’ll be preparing for a successful career in aerospace research and development, manufacturing, product design, testing, service, maintenance or other commercial engineering enterprises. 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. The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree. You’ll experience a variety of learning environments throughout the course. Using a balanced mix of activities, we’ll develop both your knowledge and understanding of complex subjects, helping you develop as a highly-valued aerospace professional. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory sessions
  • computer-based sessions
  • activity-based learning
  • group work
  • an individual project
  • field trips
  • guest lectures
  • extracurricular activities
  • acting as mentors or student ambassadors
Applied learning - Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement between the second and third years of the main degree. It's your chance to work as an engineer or designer, applying what you've learned in a commercial environment. You’ll also learn how the industry works and make valuable connections for your future career. We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you to find a placement. Our strong links with industry and excellent reputation mean companies actively seek our students for employment. Often students return from their industrial placements with sponsorships and job offers. Previous students have worked in a variety of technical roles for companies including Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems and the Ministry of Defence. Live projects As well as your placement, you’ll have opportunities throughout your course to gain extracurricular experience on a variety of projects within the aerospace community. Join our student aerospace societies, space academic network or formula team – or become a student ambassador or peer. You may also be able to experience training programmes such as piloting or computer simulations. Competitions There are also opportunities to take part in national and international engineering competitions, such as the Heavy Lift Challenge or UAS competition – which involves designing, building and testing a remote-controlled aerial vehicle the SAC (Spaceport America Cup) – a US-based event where universities collaborate to build and fly a rocket Formula Student – where you design and build a race car to test in a competition Engineering Without Borders – a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing 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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Electrical And Electronic Principles Engineering Investigations Foundation Mathematics 1 Functions And Calculus Fundamental Engineering Principles Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Year 2 - Compulsory modules Aerodynamic Principles Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes Aircraft System And Avionics Applied Engineering Mathematics Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Year 3 - Compulsory modules Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications Aerospace Structures And Dynamics Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace Professional Practice Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero) Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Aerospace Structural Integrity Aircraft Design Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics

Assessment method

Coursework, exam

Professional bodies

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

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How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We may also accept you, if you have no formal qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or above at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.


UK students may be able to claim financial support for the course. Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If 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 equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:
Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS