Industrial training programme (ITP)
Part of the Department's four year MEng courses, the ITP has been designed to prepare students for professional practice.
It is an opportunity for you to enhance your underlying science and engineering knowledge further as well as develop skills in:
Students will experience the culture in industry, working closely with employers throughout their degree course as well as make contacts and become more commercially aware with the potential to secure entry onto 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, focusing on different areas of Materials Science and Engineering. Previously, 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 Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, National Nuclear Laboratory, Superglass, and Glass Technology Services.
Spanning between eight and 12 weeks, you will work in groups to apply 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.
More about previous ITPs