Taught course

Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management

University of Sheffield · Department of Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in mechanical engineering or a related subject.

If you have qualifications in other science/engineering subjects such as maths or physics, or you have relevant professional experience, we'll consider your application.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Interested in a management career? This course combines advanced mechanical engineering subjects with management modules specially designed for engineers. You’ll complete a research project that brings together technical and management issues. And you can choose taught modules that support your project work.

Your career

Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in industry. You’ll get plenty of practical research experience, as well as training in research methods and management. Recent graduates now work for Arup, Rolls-Royce and Network Rail.

A world-famous department

This is one of the largest, most respected mechanical engineering departments in the UK. Our reputation for excellence attracts world-class staff and students. They’re involved in projects like improving car designs and designing jaw replacements – projects that make a difference.

Our world-famous research centres include the Insigneo Institute, where we’re revolutionising the treatment of disease, and the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing. We also work closely with the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Support for international students

Our students come from all over the world. We’ll help you get to know the department and the city. Your personal tutor will support you throughout your course and we can help you with your English if you need it.

Labs and equipment

We’ve just refurbished a large section of our lab space and invested over £350,000 in equipment including new fatigue testing facilities, a CNC milling centre, a laser scanning machine and a 3D printer.

Core modules

  • Design Innovation Toolbox
  • Individual Research Project
  • Advanced Experiments and Modelling
  • Adaptive Decision Making in Professional Engineering Environments
  • Managing Engineering Projects and Risk
  • Industrial Marketing: Basics and Cases
  • Engineering Marketable Solutions: Make a Change!
  • The Professional Responsibility of Engineers

Examples of optional modules

A selection from:

  • Additive Manufacturing – Principles and Applications
  • Finite Element Analysis with Ansys
  • Aerodynamic Design
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering of Railways
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Solid Biomechanics

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, small group work and online modules. You’re assessed by exams, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Jemma Gladding
+44 (0) 114 222 7704