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University of Sheffield

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H300
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA including Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry. *If you are not taking Physics or Chemistry A level but are passionate about studying Mechanical Engineering, contact us to discuss our pre-sessional Faculty of Engineering Physics Pathway programme. We would still require AAA from your A levels which must include Maths. Completing the Physics Pathway programme would prepare you for the degree, and involves attendance at the University for 4 weeks prior to the first year of your degree course beginning. The Physics Pathway programme is free, and scholarships for accommodation are also available for some applicants. For further details please contact: admit.mech@sheffield.ac.uk, Tel: 0114 2227801.

Scottish Highers
AAAAB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AA in Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry.

BTEC Diploma
D*DD

D*DD in Engineering + A Level Maths grade A.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD*

Distinctions may also be required in prescribed units.

International Baccalaureate
36

6 in Higher Level Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Engineering mechanics; essential mathematical skills and techniques; matter, flow and energy; design skills; design and manufacturing; laboratory skills for mechanical engineers; materials under stress; global engineering challenge week. Year 2: Computational and numerical methods; design of engineering components; design of structures, machines and systems; dynamics of structures and machines; electric circuits; finance and law for engineers; fluids engineering; heat transfer and the thermodynamics of mixtures; materials processing; mathematics for engineering modelling; mechanics of deformable solids; project management and hrm for engineers; engineering - you're hired. Year 3: Group design project; advanced engineering thermodynamic cycles; experiments and modelling; integrated design skills; integrity of materials and components; manufacturing systems; mechatronics; sensors, actuators and controllers. Year 4: Individual project; the professional responsibility of engineers.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
66%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
68%
14%
18%

Year 1

70%
29%
1%

Year 2

54%
41%
5%

Year 3

42%
45%
13%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
45% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
453 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

48%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been affected by the recession and so you would normally expect some more encouraging stats – although things have improved this year. Nevertheless, engineers are in demand across multiple industries, but most stay in engineering, particularly in the oil industry, and in the car industry, in design and manufacturing. Jobs are all around the country, with Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment – starting salaries for mechanical engineers in Scotland are actually higher there than in London, thanks to the oil industry, and only bettered by a handful of courses. 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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