Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

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

  • Develop state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in aerospace engineering.
  • Gain the practical skills to solve complex future aerospace challenges.
  • Engage in live projects, numerical modelling and experimental techniques.
  • Address sustainability challenges like decarbonisation and FlyZero-2030.
  • Develop technology expertise in aviation and next-generation space missions.
  • Prepare for the full degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
This course prepares you for diverse roles in aerospace research and development, manufacturing, product design, testing, modelling, simulating and other commercial engineering enterprises. You’ll engage in professional practice from day one, working on industry-led projects and addressing complex aerospace problems. This foundation year course is for those who don't meet the entry requirements for our BEng Hon Electrical and Electronic Engineering course, or would like extra preparation before starting degree-level study. 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. On this course you’ll take an active, research-informed approach to learning, preparing for future aerospace challenges within a diverse student community. You’ll gain skills and confidence through state-of-the-art teaching techniques – such as flipped learning, think-pair-share, digital-technology aided teaching, online learning and a variety of activities.. You learn through:
  • Diverse lectures emphasising peer collaboration.
  • Tutorials to practise and apply your knowledge ahead of assessments.
  • Hands-on lab experience including computational modelling and simulation.
  • Q&A and discussions for self-assessment and understanding.
  • Support sessions for receiving feedback and preparing for assessments.
  • Teamwork activities for collaboration in an innovative environment.
  • Project-based learning to apply knowledge, creativity, design, critical analysis and professional skills to real-world projects.
Course topics You’ll apply your learning to solve real-world problems across core subject areas – including aerodynamics, thermodynamics, structures, propulsion, flight dynamics and control, systems and avionics. You’ll also explore case studies within the aerospace industry – insightful examples of ongoing research and industry practice. Further themes of the course range from fluid mechanics and aerospace materials to aircraft design, numerical methods, modelling and simulation. Assessments on the course include exams, coursework, case studies, phase tests, viva presentations and portfolios, offering equal opportunities to demonstrate your learning and potential. Course support You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment. This includes: 
  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-on-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments.
  • The Engineering Café, a weekly drop-in session where you can ask questions and get advice from academics.
  • A dedicated Maths and Stats Support drop-in session that runs twice a week.
Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement between your second and third years. It's your chance to work as an engineer or designer, applying what you've learned in a commercial environment. You’ll learn how the industry works and make valuable connections for your future career.


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. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Engineering And Mathematics In Practice Foundation Mathematics, Mechanics And Electronics 1 Foundation Mathematics, Mechanics And Electronics 2 Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Year 2 Compulsory modules Aerospace Engineering Fundamentals Materials, Manufacturing And Design For Transportation Maths And Engineering Science For Transportation Sustainable Engineering And Interdisciplinary Practice Year 3 Compulsory modules Applied Thermodynamics, Aircraft Systems And Manufacturing Numerical Methods And Applications Structures, Aerodynamics And Flight Mechanics Systems Modelling And Simulation Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Aerospace Engineering And Design Aircraft Design And Simulation Project: Implementation Project: Management And Scoping

Assessment method

Coursework Practical exam

Professional bodies

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How to apply

Application codes

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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 will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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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.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6you 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.

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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 £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

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 .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

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

Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS