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University of Sheffield

General Engineering

UCAS Code: H100

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

including Mathematics and Physics

Access to HE Diploma

D:42,M:3,P:0

60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 42 at Distinction, to include Mathematics and Physics (or another relevant Science) and 3 Credits at Merit + Grade A in A-level Mathematics. Applicants are considered individually.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

including Mathematics and Physics

Extended Project

A

in a relevant subject plus grades AAA including Mathematics and Physics at A Level

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English at grade C or grade 4 also required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

including Mathematics and Physics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

in Engineering on Applied Science plus grade A Mathematics at A level

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

plus grades AA in Mathematics and Physics in Scottish Advanced Highers.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

plus grades A*A in Mathematics and Physics at A Level

UCAS Tariff

152-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

General or integrated engineering

This interdisciplinary course is perfect if you’re interested in all aspects of engineering but you don’t want to decide on a specialism just yet. But there is another compelling reason to choose this route: Graduates with expertise in more than one area are in demand because they’re flexible. They bring extra insight to projects. They work very well in teams because they see the bigger picture.

The course structure is solid. In the first two years, you will get a grounding in these areas of engineering: aerospace, biological, chemical, civil, electrical, energy and sustainability, materials, mechanical, software and systems. In the third and fourth years, you can either specialise in one of them or continue to study multiple disciplines.

Practical experience, learning how to be an engineer, is part of the curriculum at every level. Our students work on research led by academics, and on group design and build projects. Everyone takes part in the faculty’s Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better professional. We also offer all our students the chance to get a year’s work experience, fully paid.

Sheffield is one of the best universities in the UK for engineering. All seven of our engineering departments are highly rated for their specialisms. Our reputation for world-leading research attracts the biggest names in industry. For our students, that means high-quality teaching, first-rate facilities, and courses designed in consultation with industry partners. Our graduates work all over the world for companies including Arup, Rolls-Royce, Boeing and IBM.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
International
£23,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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 - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Faculty of Engineering - Interdisciplinary

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering (non-specific)

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


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Engineering (non-specific)

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Engineering professionals
18%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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