Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year (5 years)UCAS Code: H301
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
dependent on subjects studied
with no more than one of Maths, Physics or Chemistry
in Engineering or Applied Science including Distinctions in Further Maths units plus grade B in 1 A-level.
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
dependent on subjects studied
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers35%
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.
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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Sheffield is ranked among the UK top five for research in this discipline (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Staff in the department are working closely with some of the biggest names in industry. So you can expect top notch facilities and plenty of opportunities for practical experience. If you want to study mechanical engineering with us but you don’t have the right A Levels, this is the most direct route. The foundation year gives you the necessary grounding in maths, science and engineering. Complete it to the required standard and you’re guaranteed a place on our degree course. Throughout the course you will work on projects – in groups and on your own – with an emphasis on modelling and design. All first-year students take part in the faculty’s Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better engineer, one focused on sustainable solutions. The MEng is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Our graduates work all over the world for companies including Airbus, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Network Rail.
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.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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