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University of Sheffield

Structural Engineering and Architecture

UCAS Code: HK21
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

80%

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
  • Architecture
Student score
84% MED
96% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k MED
£19.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA including Mathematics

Scottish Highers
AAAAB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AA including Mathematics

BTEC Diploma
D*DD

Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD*

Engineering

International Baccalaureate
36

6 points required in Mathematics at Higher level.

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

80%

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: Civil engineering mathematics; civil engineering skills; civil and structural engineering mechanics 1; environment and technology 1; environment and technology 2; geotechnical engineering 1; humanities 51; humanities 52; introduction to structural materials engineering; global engineering challenge week. Year 2: Architectural design 2; structural analysis i; structural engineering design and appraisal; further civil engineering mathematics and computing; geotechnical engineering 2a; materials for structural engineering; project design 51a; project design 51b; engineering - you're hired. Year 3: Architectural design 4; project design 53; advanced structural analysis; environment and technology 3; environment and technology 4; humanities 53; humanities 54; multi-storey building design; project management and hrm for engineers. Year 4: Individual final year project; architectural design 6 (dual architecture and engineering); project design 55; advanced environment & technology 5; advanced structural systems; environment and technology 6; structural dynamics.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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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 94%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
49% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
24% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
428 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £24k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

73%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

4%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession probably hit construction the hardest of all industries, which meant that civil engineering, which had one of the lowest unemployment rates before the downturn, was one of the worst affected subjects. Things have got better since then, and appear to be rapidly improving, but normally we'd expect to see unemployment rates at about half of what they are currently. We're still officially short of civil engineers, especially in areas to do with mining, tunnelling and safety, and salaries are well above the graduate average. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees – it’s the most common way for civil engineers to secure their first position.
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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 97%
Student score 96% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

99%

Feedback on work has been helpful

89%

Feedback on work has been prompt

94%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
38% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
441 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £19.5k MED
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

71%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Before the recession, architecture had one of the lowest unemployment rates of all the main subjects, and graduates were in demand. But the recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for architects. Things have been looking up more recently, though, so we hope and expect that the jobs market for architects will get better. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills if you want to succeed as an architect.
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