University of Sheffield

Bioengineering with a Foundation Year University of Sheffield Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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If you want to study bioengineering at Sheffield but don't have the usual scientific or mathematical background for an engineering degree, a foundation year is for you. The foundation year includes modules in chemistry, maths and physics. Complete it to the required standard and you’re guaranteed a place on a degree course.

Bioengineering at Sheffield is geared towards students who want a career in the field. The way we teach reflects how the industry works. You will study in various departments, learning from experts in related branches of engineering as well as computer scientists and biologists. There are group projects and you’ll take part in the faculty’s Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better engineer.

All our bioengineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). The MEng meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineering (CEng) status. Graduates use their engineering skills to design medical instruments, repair body tissue and develop new processes in drug production. They work industry and the public sector alongside scientists, medical professionals, therapists and technicians.

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 H160
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC - BBB dependent on subjects studied
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD In Engineering or Applied Science + GCSE 6/5 in Science and 7/A in Mathematics + successful completion of a Mathematics test
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 0 credits
Typical requirement of 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 24 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, and 21 at Merit. + successful completion of a Mathematics test. Applicants are considered individually.
Scottish Higher ABBBB - AABBB dependent on subjects studied
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 - M2, M2, M3 dependent on subjects studied
GCSE/National 4/National 5 BBB equivalent with no STEM at A Level or equivalent need Grade 6/B in GCSE Science & 7/A in GCSE Mathematics + successful completion of a Mathematics test

BBB equivalent with Mathematics at A Level or equivalent require Grade 6/B in GCSE Science

BBB equivalent with a Science a A Level or equivalent required grade 6/B in GCSE Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 31 points dependent on subjects studied
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Engineering or Applied Science (No STEM at A Level) + 6/B in GCSE Science & 7/A in GCSE Mathematics + successful completion of a Mathematics Test

DD Engineering or Applied Science + B in A Level Science + 7/A GCSE Mathematics + successful completion of a Mathematics test

DD Engineering or Applied Science + C in A Level Mathematics + 6/B in GCSE Science
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus grades BB - BC dependent on subjects studied

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted

If we feel you are likely to succeed entering the full degree course directly, we may make you a Change Of Course offer for direct entry. On results day, if you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry we may consider whether you will still be suitable for the foundation year you originally applied for.

Entry requirements for this course should be read alongside our Admissions policies which can be found at:

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £23,750 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

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - Further information -

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University of Sheffield
Western Bank
S10 2TN

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0114 222 8030