If you do not have the usual A level or equivalent qualifications, successfully completing this one-year course allows you to continue on to an engineering or mathematics degree. It is ideal for • mature students who have been out of education for some time or do not have relevant qualifications • school leavers with A levels or equivalent qualifications that do not include mathematics. **What you study** You study mathematics, basic engineering principles and associated subjects, including • mathematics relevant to engineering • physics relevant to engineering • materials science • practical applications of engineering or mathematics. You are taught and assessed using techniques that are used on the degree courses, such as assignments, lab exercises, individual and group presentations and formal examinations. This helps you to prepare for the transition to a degree course. Teaching methods include classes in small tutor groups, large lectures with all students together, and practical investigations. **What this course leads to** If you successfully complete this year, you can move on to a place on one of our specialised engineering degrees or on the BSc (Honours) Mathematics degree. Engineering degrees include • food engineering • aerospace • mechanical engineering • electrical and electronic engineering • materials engineering • automotive engineering • computer and network engineering • chemical engineering • physics This course can also lead to acceptance on to our BSc (Honours) Secondary Education in Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status, subject to relevant work experience and successful interview. You follow the extended degree with three or four years of academic study on your chosen degree, plus an optional one year industrial training placement. Details of the placement are in the course entry for individual degree courses. As the extended degree year is part of your engineering or mathematics degree, you will be eligible for the standard financial support from Student Finance England. We teach this course in partnership with Sheffield College. The majority of teaching takes place at our City Campus, with some teaching at Sheffield College.