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University of Sheffield

Materials Science Engineering with a Foundation Year

UCAS Code: J501

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-B,B,C

dependent on subjects studied

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Typical requirement of 60 credits overall, 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Mathematics, and 15 at Merit. Applicants are considered individually.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-M2,M2,M3

dependent on subjects studied

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-31

dependent on subjects studied

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

DD

in Engineering or Applied Science including Distinctions in Further Maths units plus grade A- C dependent on subjects studied

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

DDD

in Engineering including Distinction in Further Maths units or DDD in Applied Science (If QCF qualification) DDD in Engineering including Distinction in UNIT 1: Engineering Principles and Unit 7: Calculus) If RCF qualification

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,B,B,B,B


dependent on subjects studied

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

B

plus grades AA - BC dependent on subjects studied

UCAS Tariff

112-153

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

67%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Materials engineering

If you want to study this subject at Sheffield but you dont have the right A Levels, this is the most direct route. The foundation year gives you a grounding in maths, science and engineering topics. Complete it to the required standard and youre guaranteed a place on a degree course. 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. There are four industry training programmes in the final year. And youre guaranteed a five-month work placement, in the UK or overseas, as part of your course.The MEng 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). 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.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £1,250. 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 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Science and Engineering Foundation

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.

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.

Materials technology

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

87%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
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.

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.

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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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).

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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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