Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate Courses

Understanding how things are put together, used and then made better

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Materials Science and Engineering

You can study for a 3-year BEng with or without a year in industry or a year abroad. You don’t need to make your mind up until year 2 and we can also help you find summer placements with industry partners.

The modules cover the main engineering materials and applies knowledge learned in lectures through practical lab classes and real-life examples. In the first year, students can take optional maths or chemistry to support any gaps in knowledge and bring everyone up to the same level.

Selection of Modules

Polymers Order and Disorder in Materials
Ceramic Materials Electronic Materials
Engineering Analysis Microstructure evolution and control of metallic materials
Manufacturing Technology Fatigue and Fracture
Engineering for People Materials for Energy
Computational Materials Composites
Propulsion Lots of lab classes to apply all these

Typically, you will spend about 18 hours a week in lectures. You will be assigned an academic mentor who will guide you through your studies and provide general support while you are with us.

Being not well known, Materials is taught in class sizes of less than 40, meaning a close and supportive community where you will get to know your class mates and academics. This has helped us achieve number 1 in the national student survey (NSS) and fantastic employment rates of over 95%.

Materials Science and Engineering Scholarships

The Materials Engineering department offer a variety of scholarships throughout their degree programmes. These include entrance scholarships of up to £1500 for students with high A level grades (or equivalent), travel scholarships of £1000 for those on the year abroad schemes and high performance scholarships are given to students at the end of each year.

Application is not necessary, bursaries are awarded automatically following enrolment. Students will receive formal notification of their scholarship award before the start of term.

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