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Mechanical engineering degree


The industry-backed mechanical engineering degree – MEng Food Engineering, at Sheffield Hallam University  is now open for applications.

Specially designed to create employment- ready mechanical engineers with the skills most sought after by the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, the degree offers real job prospects to its graduates.  Some of the many top UK food and drink brands supporting the course include the makers of Kit Kat, Lurpak Butter, Walkers Crisps, Just-rol pastry to name just a few.

Amongst several other benefits on offer for studying the MEng Food Engineering degree , every student entering the course in September 2014 will be awarded a Food and Drink Federation (FDF) bursary of £2,500 and guaranteed competitively-paid work placements for all students for each year of the course. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to apply for jobs exclusively on offer to course graduates (subject to final grades, references and employer recruitment processes).

For further details on the course and other student benefits, please go to

Alternatively, you can find out more and speak directly to some of the employers behind the course at the following free careers events across the UK:

Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK and is home to some of the world’s best-loved brands. It is estimated that the industry needs around 170,300 new recruits by 2020 to help it meet growing demand.  Engineering, particularly mechanical engineering, is vital in helping businesses increase manufacturing efficiency and is one of the most sought after skills in the industry.

Find out more about the MEng Food Engineering degree at  and university open days on the Sheffield Hallam University website

Students can also find out more and ask questions on the Food Engineer Facebook page , MEng Food Engineer Tumblr Blog  and via Twitter (#FoodEngineering).

Dr Abhishek Asthana, Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Maths at Sheffield Hallam University, said:

"Highly-skilled mechanical engineers with knowledge of the food and drink industry are in huge demand. The MEng Food Engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University has been designed to create engineers that are ready for roles in the industry the moment they graduate, helping the industry to grow and remain world-class. The fantastic brands that are supporting the course show just how committed companies are to supporting the next generation of engineers.”