Department videos and brochures

Thank you for coming to our information page for applicants to our Materials Science & Engineering courses. We've created a number of videos that will tell you more about Materials Science and Engineering and what you can expect from your course at The University of Sheffield. You can also hear about the experiences of some of our former students.

You can also download the latest brochures from the department.

We hope that you find the information interesting and helpful.

If you have questions or you'd like any other information, then please get in touch with Claire Corkhill, the Admissions Tutor.

Life in the Department

Course Structure


What is Materials Science and Engineering?

The Diamond

Take a look around The Diamond - our world-class Engineering teaching, studying and laboratory facility.

Inside, the six-storey Diamond boasts specialist teaching facilities including a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, library and IT services, and space for informal study including a cafe.

The building’s 19 laboratories offers students practical learning opportunities with a dedicated materials laboratory, chemical engineering pilot plant, a clean room, an aerospace simulation lab and a virtual reality suite.

The Diamond’s computing area offers 1,000 study spaces available 24/7 for staff and students across the University. There are also digital and print facilities, media editing booths, a recording studio and computer teaching laboratories.

iForge Maker Space - run by students for students

An innovative facility on campus - the iForge - is giving students the opportunity to collaborate, create and 'make' outside of their academic studies. Believed to the first of its kind in a UK university, the Forge is run by a team of ambitious Engineering students. Together, the iForge Reps train and supervise other student users, as well as procuring and maintaining equipment, developing links with alumni and industry, and running special events.

Since opening in the University's flagship Diamond building in November 2017, the iForge has proved to be so much more than an open-access workshop. Watch to see how it's become a hub for innovators and makers from across the University, and provided the student Reps with vital skills and experience which have helped them to achieve their career ambitions.