Industrial Training Programme
Part of the department's four-year MEng courses, the Industrial Training Programme prepares students for professional practice.
It's an opportunity to enhance your underlying science and engineering knowledge further, as well as develop skills in:
- Project management
- Personal effectiveness
Students will experience the culture in industry, working closely with employers throughout their degree course, becoming more commercially aware and making contacts with the potential to secure entry on to the graduate career ladder.
In the third and fourth year of study, students will take part in two or three Industrial Training Programmes, defined by an industry partner, focussing on different areas of Materials Science and Engineering. Previous ITPs have covered:
- Nuclear materials
- Glass materials
- Aerospace materials
- Metallic materials
- Advanced manufacturing
Specific collaborators and projects for the ITPs are subject to change, as the projects relate to real industrial problems. Previous collaborators have included Tata Steel, National Nuclear Laboratory, Superglass and Glass Technology Services.
Spanning between eight and 12 weeks, you will work in groups, applying Materials Science and Engineering knowledge to analyse and solve a relevant open-ended industrial problem. The programme will include:
- small group seminars with industry experts and engineers
- academic lectures
- site visits to industry sites and technology centres.
Top in the Russell Group
We are the top-ranked Russell Group university for Graduate Prospects in Materials Science and Engineering. (The Times Good University Guide 2020)
International Merit Scholarships
We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.