Sheffield Hallam University

Foundation Year Engineering and Mathematics Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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Learn the fundamentals of a range of different topics related to the subsequent progression options.
Study mathematics, basic engineering principles and associated subjects.
Build your underpinning knowledge and practical skills of engineering and mathematics.
A route into the engineering, mathematics, and physics degrees for students who do not possess the usually accepted entry qualifications, the Foundation Year also gives opportunities for mature students to gain access to the university's engineering, mathematics, and physics courses.

How you learn

You're taught and assessed using techniques used on the degree courses, including assignments, lab exercises, individual and group presentations and formal examinations. This helps you to prepare for the transition to an undergraduate degree. The majority of teaching takes place at our City Campus, with some teaching at Sheffield College.

You learn through:

  • lectures

  • tutorials

  • seminars and laboratory sessions

  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions

  • group and individual project work

Applied learning
Work placements

You follow this course with three or four years of academic study on your chosen degree, plus an optional one year industrial training placement. Details of the placement are in the course entry for individual degree courses.

Course details


Core modules- • foundation mathematics 1 • fundamental engineering principles • fundamentals of materials and manufacturing • electrical and electronic principles • foundation maths 2.
Options choose one from • mathematical investigations • engineering investigations

Assessment method

• Coursework
• Practical Lab sessions
• Mathematical investigations
• Short tests
• Project
• Group work
• Examinations

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code HG11
Institution code S21
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points 64 UCAS points, including at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Maths grade C or grade 4 or above.
GCSE equivalencies are accepted.

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

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

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

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB

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Course contact details

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