Students in the Materials laboratory in The Diamond

What our students say


When you arrive in the Department you join a welcoming community with students and staff from over 50 countries. You'll study alongside those not just from the UK but the world including Hong Kong, America, Iran and Malaysia.

Our dedicated staff are on hand to help you capitalise on your strengths and make the best choices for the future; we encourage you to get involved in a range of activities both at home and abroad to develop your international experience.

A university with a global reach

Gabby CoeGabby Coe | UK
MEng Materials Science and Engineering (Research)

I enjoyed forming a good bond amongst the course group and getting hands-on experience with such a wide range of materials and techniques.

More about Gabby

By taking part in Formula Student I have gained valuable skills including teamwork, networking and financial planning which will help to make me more attractive to graduate employers.


Ross Mcgregor third year studentRoss McGregor | UK
MEng Materials Science and Engineering

"The Department is a friendly inclusive environment where you are challenged to reach your potential. The best part about University are the people you get to meet, wherever they come from they bring their culture and influences."

Ross is also President of the Materials Society  MatSoc

The University of Sheffield has a great reputation for its Engineering Department, teaching and study methods. When I arrived I felt nice and cozy – just the way I feel at home.

shunzi wu (china) / BENG AEROSPACE MATERIALS

Shunzi is also an International Engineering Ambassador

Sheffield has an excellent reputation for research and the staff provide a warm welcome to every student.


Cheuk Ying TamCheuk Ying Tam | Hong Kong
BEng Materials Science and Engineering

"Most of our labs take place in The Diamond, which means that we can get our hands on the newest and advanced tools. The session I like most this year is the sand casting of aluminium. My hands were shaking when I was standing in a huge sand pit and pouring red hot molten aluminium in to a sand mould."

Find out more about Cheuk's role as an International Engineering Ambassador

Niki Kesharaju final year studentNiki Kesharaju | UK
MEng Materials Science and Engineering (Industrial Management) graduate 2016

"The best part of the course is how diverse it is; you can go into aerospace, automotive, biomed, nuclear, ceramics and tailor the options to your interests. The opportunity to undertake management modules, a language and a placement are also very useful to add extra to your CV when it's time to graduate.” 

Discover more about Niki's 5 month placement

I really enjoy the Materials Science aspects of the course, and the biology content almost gives me a break from it.  It is completely distinct which helps keep the course more interesting as a whole.

Nick Cooper (UK) / MEng Materials Science and Engineering (Biomaterials)

David TweddleDavid Tweddle | UK
MEng Materials Science and Engineering graduate 2016

"The Summer placements provide the opportunity to spend more time manufacturing products, and work in a laboratory, than you would just at university."

Learn more about David's Summer placement