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University of Sheffield

Materials Science and Engineering (3 years)

UCAS Code: JH51

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

in a relevant subject with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in two of Maths, Physics or Chemistry required. Applicants are considered individually.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

including two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

Extended Project

A

AAB including AA in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry at A-level.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

with 6 in two of Higher Level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

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

H1,H1,H1,H1

including two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

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

D*DD

in Engineering plus grade A in A-level Maths, Physics or Chemistry. Distinction in Further Maths also required if A-level Maths not offered.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry plus grades AAAAB in Scottish Highers

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

plus grades AA in two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

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

A

plus grades AA including two of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry at A-levels.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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69%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

General or integrated engineering

Materials engineering

Sheffields Department of Materials Science and Engineering is among the UKs top five for research output (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Our teaching staff are leading researchers who work closely with some of the biggest names in industry. And our facilities are first-rate.As a student here, youll learn from real-world case studies and work on projects in industry and in the department. All first-year students take part in the facultys Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better engineer. Our graduates work all over the world in aerospace, automotive, healthcare, construction and energy. Employers include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Morgan Ceramics and Jaguar Land Rover.The BEng doesnt have the same level of research as the four-year MEng, or the built-in work experience. But it is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) so it counts towards registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Depending on how well you do in first and second-year exams, you could transfer to the MEng after the second year.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500.

As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades.

Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are 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.

Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Materials Science and Engineering

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.

79%
med
General or integrated engineering
93%
high
Materials 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.

Engineering (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

84%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Materials technology

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

100%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

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
71%
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.

Materials technology

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Engineering professionals
16%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a group of very specialised materials technology subjects, including furniture technology, engineering materials and gemmology - bear this in mind when you review the stats, as the employment prospects for each don't necessarily have much in common. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

General or integrated engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Materials engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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