BEng/MEng Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering is our core degree and is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
You can choose to study a three year BEng or four year MEng degree. It is possible to switch between the BEng and MEng (based on performance on the exams in the course) up to the end of Year 2.
The BEng course provides the quickest route to graduation and partially meets requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The MEng course gives you further opportunities for industrial and research experience and provides faster progression to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
Year 1 is intended to build the fundamental background knowledge required for all Materials Science and Engineering study. As such this year contains introductory courses across a broad range of key Materials topics.
Our courses introduce the chemistry of materials (how atoms arrange themselves in crystalline materials and how polymers are formed), microstructure, mechanical properties of materials and their use in structural applications, thermodynamics and energy and how these relate to materials, magnetic, electrical and optical properties, natural and replacement biomaterials, nanomaterials, the life cycle of materials and the key elements of mathematics.
As you progress you will have the option to tailor your course to suit your interests through module choices:
You may also find you wish to undertake modules from a different degree:
Alternatively, if you find you're enjoying a specific area of Materials Science, you can choose to switch to one of our dedicated degrees:
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As well as lectures and tutorials, you'll learn through case studies, design projects, group industrial projects, lab work and manufacturing and plant visits. It's varied and hands-on. Alongside technical expertise, you'll develop invaluable skills in teamwork, logical reasoning, project management and problem solving.
Within both BEng and MEng courses, you'll have the opportunity to work closely with industry and research.
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