This is the most flexible of our MEng degrees. It covers fundamental engineering principles, while giving you the freedom to follow individual interests in your third and fourth years.
There is a strong focus on engineering design and modelling throughout the course, which gives you plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge to practical engineering problems. You'll also be introduced to business and management in an engineering context.
In the first two years you'll study the core subjects required to be a successful mechanical engineer, including mathematics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and the mechanical behaviour of materials.
The aim of the second half of the course is to prepare you for your career and develop your interests. You can choose to specialise in biomechanics or stay with the broader mechanical engineering route. There's also the option to spend a year abroad.
In the Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics stream you'll spend the final two years of your course learning how to improve human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate engineering sciences with biomedical sciences and clinical practice.
In the Mechanical Engineering stream you'll do a group design project in your third year which focuses on a real-life challenge, and there are opportunities to work on projects with real clients. In your final year you'll carry out an extended individual project. You can choose from a wide selection of engineering modules to reflect your interests and career aspirations.
In the Mechanical Engineering with a Year Abroad stream you'll spend your third year abroad in one of our partner universities, before returning to Sheffield for your final year which is identical to the Mechanical Engineering stream. You'll require the right language skills for this - during the course we provide access to the learning resources you need to develop these.
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