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Sheffield Hallam University

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H301

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:18

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

from a relevant subject

UCAS Tariff

128

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics and least one other science subject such as physics or chemistry) but excludes general studies. For example: ABB at A Level including relevant subjects. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Gain a masters degree and work towards Institute of Mechanical Engineers chartered registration.
Develop skills in accordance with the Engineering Council's requirements for engineering courses.
Undertake numerous practical projects, as well as an opportunity to undertake a paid year in industry.
Attain a well-rounded education in mechanical engineering in both a theoretical and practical sense.
Prepare for an exciting career with healthy employment prospects. You will benefit from our modern and industrial-standard facilities, and gain vital industry experience through placements and industry-focused projects.

**How you learn**

You are supported by online learning resources and high quality laboratories and learning spaces. A structured programme of study provides you with the knowledge and skills to undertake tasks of increasing complexity. You demonstrate your learning through a range of assessment tasks matched to the learning taking place, such as technical report writing, posters, presentations, in-class assessments, multiple-choice questions and examinations.

You learn through

- lectures

- small group tutorials

- seminars

- engineering workshops and laboratories

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You are encouraged to apply for placements during your studies and are supported in arranging a year-long work placement by our Placements and Employability Team. This provides you with real-world experience to prepare you for your career Previous students have taken placements at companies including McLaren Racing Limited, Bosch Thermotechnology, Rolls-Royce, BMW, EDF Energy, and Airbus UK.

**Live projects**

You undertake a major individual project which adds a unique appeal to your degree qualification, and reflects your own interests. Students returning from placement often undertake a work-based project with their placement employer.

In your final year of study you complete a major group project. This incorporates a wide range of technical skills, along with 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**

You can get involved with a number of student engineering societies. We also encourage you to become a member of professional bodies, such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. The IMechE can help with career planning, building of engineering knowledge, and have a wealth of resources including scholarships and awards.

**Competitions**

You will take part in the Engineers without Border's Engineering for People Design Challenge. This prepares you to become a globally responsible engineer by working on real world issues including water supply, energy, and transport. Each year our strongest team goes on to compete in the Engineer's without Borders national final. In 2016 our students won the whole competition and a two-week trip to Mexico.

You are encouraged to take part in international engineering competitions, such as IMechE Formula Student, and the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge. Both competitions are backed by industry and involve competing against teams from across the world.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Applied Engineering Mathematics 20.00 credits
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice 20.00 credits
Materials And Manufacturing Engineering 20.00 credits
Materials Science 20.00 credits
Mechanical Engineering Design And Cad 20.00 credits
Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics 20.00 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Chemical And Thermodynamic Properties Of Materials 20.00 credits
Engineering Ceramics And Polymers 20.00 credits
Engineering Metallurgy 20.00 credits
Failure Investigation With Materials And Process Selection 20.00 credits
Maths For Materials And Design 20.00 credits
Professional Practice 20.00 credits
Year 4
Compulsory modules
Composite Materials 20.00 credits
Engineering Project Management And Individual Project 40.00 credits
Fracture, Degradation And Evaluation 20.00 credits
Materials Processing And Manufacture 20.00 credits
Microstructural Engineering Of Materials 20.00 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Advanced Investigatory Techniques For Materials Engineers 15.00 credits
Advanced Metallic Materials 15.00 credits
Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics 15.00 credits
Competitive Materials Technology 15.00 credits
Management Of Strategy Change And Innovation 15.00 credits
Meng Group Project 30.00 credits
Elective modules
Competitive Design For Manufacture 15.00 credits
Lean Operations And Six Sigma 15.00 credits
Sustainability, Energy And Environmental Management 15.00 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
Exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
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Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Engineering professionals
7%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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