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BEng Materials Science and Engineering (Year in Industry)

UCAS Code: J591
Duration: 4 years
Entry Requirements
A Levels: AAB including two of Maths, Physics or Chemistry. Other entry requirements.
Tuition Fees: £9,250 per year (UK/EU). Other Fees.
Study locations: Sheffield campus. You will undertake a one year work placement, and may opt to study abroad for a year.

Our campus and how we use it:
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.

This four year degree combines the core BEng degree with an opportunity to spend a year on an industrial placement.

Course

Course description

We'll give you a solid grounding in the science of materials and show you how to apply your knowledge to problems in the real world. You'll learn how to tailor the structure, composition and processing of materials to meet design requirements.

You can keep your study broad for the whole course, or focus on a particular material after the second year. If you're already interested in a certain area, you can follow a specialism from the beginning, for instance metals, aerospace materials and mechanical design, or materials engineering.

In the first year, you'll take the Global Engineering Challenge. Working with students from other engineering courses, you'll have to find creative solutions to problems. The project looks at challenges faced by communities throughout the world. It's designed to develop you as a professional engineer and get you thinking about sustainable solutions.

Your third year will be spent on placement in industry. This experience will put your learning into context and give you a head start in the careers market. You pay a reduced fee to the University for that year and you get paid a salary.

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Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including two of Maths, Physics or Chemistry
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including AB in Maths, Physics or Chemistry + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in two of Higher Level Maths, Physics or Chemistry
BTEC DDD in Engineering + grade B in A Level Maths, Physics or Chemistry. Distinction in Further Maths also required if A Level Maths not offered
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including two of Maths, Physics or Chemistry
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB in two of Maths, Physics or Chemistry
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including two of Maths, Physics or Chemistry
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE grade 4 or grade C or equivalent in the other listed subject, GCSE grade 6 or grade B or equivalent in Maths
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules

Modules - what you study and when

The modules provided are from the last academic year. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. For the very latest module information, contact us directly.

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Materials Chemistry

This module begins with the electronic structure of atoms and uses this to introduce the chemistry of the periodic table. Crystal chemistry and crystal structures are then considered, starting with simple metals and then moving to ionic bonding and structures before considering glasses. The second half of the module introduces organic and polymer chemistry. Functional group chemistry and molecular shape are discussed using simple models of bonding. We emphasise the importance of macromolecules, together with the larger-scale shape of polymers. We discuss polymer synthesis and its relation to polymer properties some selected cases. This includes discussion of natural and biopolymers.

Introduction to Mechanical Properties and Structural Materials

The basic concepts of stress, strain and moduli are introduced. The links between atomic bonding and the mechanical properties of all the main classes of materials (ceramics, metals, polymers, natural materials and composites) are then explored. Modes of failure ¿ stress concentrations, dislocations, ductility and creep are also covered. The linkages between materials properties and microstructures of materials are investigated with a particular emphasis on metallic crystal structures, defects and dislocations, grain boundaries.

Mathematics (Materials) This module aims to reinforce students' previous knowledge and to develop new basic mathematical techniques needed to support the engineering subjects taken at levels 1 and 2. It also provides a foundation for the level 2 mathematics courses in the appropriate engineering department.
Biomaterials I

This module introduces the human body from an engineering perspective; looking at it as a structure, a mechanism and a sensor. It then introduces both natural and replacement biomaterials discussing properties in relation to function using Ashby charts. Finally, the course discusses lessons that can be learnt from biomaterials by materials engineers in general (biomimetics).

Digital Skills for Materials

The course is designed to teach students to interpret, analyse and present data using modern computational tools (though packages such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, CES and MATLAB). The students will learn how to use such packages for data analysis and then work through different data sets to determine how the software can be used to perform the necessary mathematical functions on the this data and to clearly show trends and conclusions that can be drawn from the data.

Introduction to Materials Properties

This unit considers materials properties as the link between what is done to a material and how the material responds and hence discusses linking properties to devices and structures. In particular: i) Magnetic Materials: Basics of magnetism; effect of magnetic fields on materials. Classification of magnetic materials (dia-, para-, ferro-, antiferro- and ferri-magnetic). ii) Electrical Materials: Conductors, insulators, field gradient, resistivity. Insulators, semi-conductors, metals, mixed conductors and solid electrolytes. iii) Optical Materials: Optical absorption & emission. Bulbs, fluorescent lamps & phosphors. Optical fibres for light, UV, IR. Transparent & translucent materials.

Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams

This module introduces basic ideas of thermodynamics and kinetics and their respective roles in determining the behaviour of liquids and gases. The behaviour of gases are first introduced through the empirical gas laws leading to the concept of the ideal gas and the ideal gas equation of state and progressing to more realistic gas equations of state. Basic thermodynamic concepts are covered such as work, heat, internal energy, specific heat, enthalpy, entropy and free energy. Rate laws and rate constants are defined. The principles of zeroth, first and second order reactions, and the effects of temperature on reaction rates are discussed.

Global Engineering Challenge Week

The Faculty-wide Global Engineering Challenge Week is a compulsory part of the first-year programme, and the project has been designed to develop student academic, transferable and employability skills as well as widen their horizons as global citizens. Working in multi-disciplinary groups of six, for a full week, all students in the Faculty choose from a number of projects arranged under a range of themes including Water, ICT, Waste Management and Energy with scenarios set in a developing country. Some projects are based on the Engineers Without Borders Challenge* and other projects have been suggested by an academic at the University of Makerere in Uganda (who is involved in developing solutions using IT systems for health, agriculture and resource problems in developing countries). Students are assessed on a number of aspects of being a professional engineer both by Faculty alumni and a number of local industrial engineers. *The EWB Challenge is a design program coordinated internationally by Engineers Without Borders Australia and delivered in Australian, New Zealand, British and Irish universities. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about design, teamwork and communication through real, inspiring, sustainable and cross-cultural development projects. By participating in the EWB Challenge students are presented with a fantastic opportunity to design creative solutions to problems identified by real EWB projects. Each year, the EWB Challenge design brief is based on a set of sustainable development projects identified by EWB with its community-based partner organisations. http://www.ewb-uk.org/ewbchallenge

Optional modules:

Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems

MAT1520 provides in-depth knowledge of the biological systems that are core to the Cell and Human Biology element of the courses Materials Science and Engineering (Biomaterials) and Bioengineering . The following are included: protein structure and bonding; enzyme action; the biological defences available at the cellular and systems level to injury, infection and disease; hypersensitivity reactions to biomaterials including dermatitis and oral lesions; blood and disorders of the haematopoietic system; hard and soft tissue response to injury and materials; (some) conditions that may lead to need of tissue replacement. A practical class covers light microscopy, and hands-on cell staining techniques.

Cradle to ?: Materials and the Environment

The production of all manufactured goods involves the use of materials and will have some environmental impact. For example energy is used at all stages from extraction of the raw materials through to final manufacture of the product and possibly during use of the product. Through specific materials based examples this course will introduce students to the energy requirements of different processing routes and products along with some of the complex issues involved in the recycling and re-processing of materials and life-cycle analysis.

Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanomaterials

This module will begin by considering scaling relations in the macro and nano worlds. Examples of nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanocomposite bulk materials will be discussed. The use of nanomaterials in novel systems and devices arising from the development of nanomaterials and technology will be considered. Ethical, societal and environmental issues will be discussed.

Tissue Structure and Function

This course introduces students to the tissues of the human body. The principal tissues that make up the body will be described including the cells, proteins and other extracellular components that make up the tissue. The structure of the tissue will be discussed in detail, in particular how it relates to its specific function in a healthy human body. Basic anatomy - how tissues combine to create organs and where each organ can be found in the human body will be studied. Practical classes on human anatomy and histology will be used to demonstrate tissue structure. Finally, how tissue damage causes loss of function will be considered. This course should enable students to understand enough about human tissues so that they can progress to understanding how engineering techniques are used to support, monitor and repair damaged human tissues.


Second Year

Core modules:

Industrial Materials Processing

This course provides a broad overview of the main industrial processing and manufacturing routes for metallic, glass, ceramic and polymeric materials and components. Important engineering principles such as viscosity, heat transfer and fluid flow will be introduced where relevant and a number of case studies will be used in order to highlight the equipment, technology and philosophy behind the choice of process and manufacturing route for these materials.

Microstructure and Thermodynamics of Materials

This course will consider the thermodynamics of materials, emphasising the free energies of mixtures and solutions and their relation to phase diagrams, particularly eutectics. It will then consider how the microstructure of a range of materials (including metals and metallic alloys, ceramics and selected polymers) and thus their mechanical, physical and chemical properties are influenced by composition and phase constitution and by mechanical processing and/or heat treatment. Characterisation methods such as SEM, TEM and optical microscopy will be introduced, including discussions of specimen preparation and interpretation of images.

Deformation and Failure of Materials

This course describes the plastic deformation of metals, polymers and glasses indicating the fundamental mechanisms that give rise to sample strain in response to applied stress or arising from thermally induced effects. The deformation mechanisms are related to microstructure and processing and the implications for design considered.

Functional Materials

This course is concerned with the physical properties of materials, other than mechanical, and their functions. The application of wave mechanics, the effects of structural anisotropy, and the response of systems to AC electric fields are all used in the analysis of thermal, electrical, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of materials. Particular materials applications based on these properties are discussed including electronic materials and pn junctions, magnetic materials and data storage media, dielectric materials including capacitors, piezo- and pyro-electrics, and optical materials for imaging.

Heat Transfer and Diffusion

This module introduces students to diffusion and heat transfer. In the diffusion part topics covered in atomic motion, the diffusion constant, Fick's laws and the mechanisms of atomic transport in the bulk and at the surface of materials. There is also discussion of the role of diffusion in the evolution of materials, their growth and crystallisation. The heat transfer part of the course is intended to develop an understanding of the basic physics of conductive, convective and radiative heat transfer and its relevance to materials processing. To this end, the course concentrates on `simple¿ analytic approaches to heat transfer problems.

Materials Selection and Fracture Mechanics

The first half of the course aims to build a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationship between materials selection, materials processing, product design and product performance in order to develop a holistic approach to optimum selection of materials for engineering and industrial applications. Topics examined include methods of materials and process selection through an applied open-ended project. This module also introduces students to fracture mechanics. In the fracture mechanics topics covered in some detail include linear elastic fracture mechanics, cyclic fatigue, stress corrosion and failure prediction. A brief introduction to elastic-plastic fracture mechanics is also included.

Mathematics II (Materials)

This module is part of a series of second-level modules designed for the particular group of engineers shown in brackets in the module title. Each module consolidates previous mathematical knowledge and develops new mathematical techniques relevant to the particular engineering discipline.

Structure of Solid Materials

This module introduces the crystallography of solids: Particular emphasis is on advanced symmetry elements, point groups and space groups. Crystallographical classifications and their relations to physical properties are discussed. This is then related to principles, the practice and application of X-ray crystallography, particularly powder diffraction techniques. A brief introduction to crystallography of 2D materials and interfaces between materials is also provided.

Engineering - You're Hired

The Faculty-wide Engineering - You're Hired Week is a compulsory part of the second year programme, and the week has been designed to develop student academic, transferable and employability skills. Working in multi-disciplinary groups of about six, students will work in interdisciplinary teams on a real world problem over an intensive week-long project. The projects are based on problems provided by industrial partners, and students will come up with ideas to solve them and proposals for a project to develop these ideas further.

Optional modules:

Biology and Chemistry of Living Systems II

This course builds on the knowledge gained in MAT1520 and expands the range of biological systems covered that are core to the Cell and Human Biology element of the Materials Science and Engineering (Biomaterials) and Bioengineering courses. The following are included: the extracellular matrix; cell adhesion and spreading; cell communication and signalling; cytokines and HIV: complement activation and development of new biomaterials to improve biocompatibility; toxicity and toxicology including information on mutagenic effects, teratomas, carcinogens and neurotoxicity; classification of tumours, spread of tumours and clinical relevance. Two practical classes cover hands-on in vitro cell culture and toxicity testing of biomaterials. This unit aims to: Further investigate (following on from MAT1510) the extracellular matrix and its many functions; Investigate cell adhesion and spreading and how they are influenced by the physico-chemical characteristics of the underlying substrata; Provide an introduction to cell communication and cell-signalling, including information on hormones, local mediators, contact-dependent signalling molecules, and neurotransmitters; Further explore (following on from MAT1520) the biological defences available at the cellular and systems level to injury, infection and materials; Provide a detailed knowledge of toxicity and toxicology, including information on mutagenic effects, teratomas, carcinogens and neurotoxicity.

Biomaterials II

This course will explore the range of materials, both synthetic and natural, that can be used as implants in the human body, from a materials science perspective. This course will highlight the materials properties of implant materials, and will give an overview of possible host responses to the implant materials. Additionally, both physical and chemical routes to reduce the host response will be discussed. Case studies of hard and soft tissue implants will be discussed. Finally, the course will highlight the use of artificial organs.

Materials and Energy

This unit introduces students to aspects of the generation and utilisation of energy and its environmental consequences with particular emphasis on materials-related topics. An overview of electricity generation and utilisation is given covering both conventional technologies (fossil fuel), nuclear and renewable (wind, water, solar, biomass, geothermal). Battery systems and fuel cells are covered, together with the use of coatings in various energy generation, conservation and storage systems and the environmental considerations concerning CO2 emissions and methods for its sequestration.

Perspectives in Materials Research

This module aims to provide students with access to the real and current research taking place in the materials community from an academic/industrial viewpoint. Content will focus on demonstrating how particular core material feeds into research areas and how this drives future technological solutions. The students will also learn about the concepts of selling research ideas and the skills of explaining concepts succinctly in order to engage others to buy into their research field.

The Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System

This course builds on the introductions to anatomy, physiology and cell and molecular biology at Level 1, and uses the principles learnt at that level to study the functioning of the musculoskeletal system in detail. The interactions between the various components (muscle, bone, tendon, joints and skin) of the musculoskeletal system are emphasised, with particular stress on the fact that biological systems do not exist in isolation. Engineering aspects of the musculoskeletal system are described, how cells respond to mechanical forces, how this is measured in the laboratory and how it can be exploited for tissue repair. The course uses published literature throughout, during seminars and tutorials and as part of the on-line assessment.


Third year

Core modules

Year in Industry

The course enables students to spend, typically, their third year of a BEng or fourth year of an MEng working in a 'course relevant' role in industry. This provides them with wide ranging experiences and opportunities that put their academic studies into context and improve their skills and employability. Students will also benefit from experiencing the culture in industry, making contacts, and the placement will support them in their preparation for subsequent employment.


Fourth year

Core modules:

Literature Survey and Project

The projects all take the same form but are specific to the particular degree for which the candidate is registered. The project is chosen from a list drawn up so that students are able to pursue their own interests related to course choices. It is an original research investigation carried out individually under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff. Students carry out a Literature Survey involving the reading of original papers and review articles in Learned Society Journals and Conferance Proceedings. Most projects involve extensive laboratory work although some may be based primarily on a survey of the published literature or computational studies. Each student spends about 10 hours per week for 30 weeks, of which only part is specifically timetabled, on this work. The assessment of the project includes a verbal presentation on the work carried out before staff and other students and a written dissertation.

Finance and Law for Engineers

The module is designed to introduce engineering students to some of the key financial and legal issues that engineers are likely to encounter in their working environment. The module will draw directly on practical issues of budgeting, raising finance, assessing financial risks and making financial decisions in the context of engineering projects and/or product development. At the same time the module will develop students¿ understanding of the legal aspects of entering into contracts for the development and delivery of engineering projects and products and an awareness of environmental regulation, data protection and intellectual property rights. Through a series of parallel running lectures in the two disciplines, the module will provide a working knowledge of the two areas and how they impinge on engineering practice. There will be a heavy emphasis on group working, report writing and presentation as part of the assessment supplemented by online exercises and an individual portfolio.

Introduction to Finite Element Modelling

Industrial demands on advanced materials design and product optimization has been increasing over the last years. Modelling is a powerful tool used by companies is materials and device modelling providing a cheap and effective route to new and improved processes and devices. This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of materials modelling and its different fields of application using state of the art software used by companies and research groups.

Surface Degradation and Protection

This course considers the mechanical and chemical properties that can be influenced and controlled by surface engineering techniques, their respective capabilities and the properties of the coated or treated surface that they can be used to produce. It also focuses on the wear, frictional response and corrosion, protection and degradation of metallic materials. The electrochemical nature of the corrosion of metals, standard electrode potentials and kinetics will be reviewed. Polarisation will be defined and corrosion properties investigated. Concepts such as passivation and Pourbaix diagrams will be introduced or expanded upon, leading to an understanding of mechanisms such as pitting corrosion. Wear and Corrosion prevention and control will be discussed along with the application of design to minimising/mitigating corrosion.

Optional modules:

Advanced Functional Materials

This unit is concerned with three groups of inorganic and organic materials, all three are important for their functional applications ¿ electroceramics, liquid crystals and magnetic materials.. The functional materials topics build on courses delivered at first and second year level and provide a more in-depth presentation of specific materials properties and their industrial applications.

Advanced Materials Manufacturing: Part I

This unit covers a range of advanced materials manufacturing techniques that are either widely used or emerging in industry. Techniques include Additive Layer Manufacturing, Electron Beam Welding, Superplastic Forming, lithium battery manufacturing and advanced machining approaches. In addition, non-destructive evaluation techniques to ensure high levels of manufacturing integrity will be described.

Composite Materials and Micromechanics

This course is split into two halves, the first half deals with composite materials, the second half deals with composite micromechanics. The composite materials part of the course starts with an introduction to composite materials, what are composites, why are composites used and the distinction between man-made and natural composites. This is followed by looking at the different types of composites available. Next, the individual fibres are discussed (glass, carbon, polymeric) and the available matrices (thermoplastic, thermosetting). Manufacturing of composites is dealt with followed by a look at fibre architectures, failure mechanisms, impact failure and toughening. The composite micromechanics part of the course describes multiple methods to predict the properties of composite materials, beginning with a look at fibre failure statistics using the Weibull method. This is followed by a treatment of classical laminate theory from a laminate compliance perspective and how to predict the properties of short fibre composites using shear lag theory. Finally, the strength of composites and composite fatigue are investigated.

Glasses

The materials science and technology of glasses. The nature of amorphous glass structures for silicates, borates and phosphates is examined in some detail, along with the processes required to produce them. The mechanical properties of glasses and ways to improve them are detailed.

Materials for Biological Applications

This module will explore contemporary biomaterials science and will focus on state of the art production methods for biomaterials manufacture. We will look at: rapid prototyping techniques for biomaterials manufacture, e.g. stereolithography, plasma coating techniques, electrospinning and fibres, foams for scaffolds, metal foams, metal coatings, ceramics processing/analysis, bioactive glasses and bioprinting. For all these, examples of recent literature will be used. The module will examine how the properties of the materials determine it's function and which processing techniques are optimum for specific applications, with a focus on implant materials and tissue engineering scaffolds.

Metals

This course builds on the fundamental physical metallurgy of alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminium and titanium alloys to demonstrate the purpose and effect of alloying and its implications for the processing, microstructure and performance of structural aerospace components. The aim is to provide insight into the design and manufacture of steels for structural aerospace applications. Topics covered will include physical metallurgy, secondary processing, heat treatment, machining, fabrication and finishing of the main classes of alloy employed, as well as relationships between processing, microstructure and performance, and their implication for alloy design. The fundamental characteristics of aluminium, magnesium and titanium to demonstrate the purpose and effects of alloying and its implications for processing, properties and applications will also be discussed. It aims to provide an overview of the basic characteristics, processing, structure, properties and applications of engineering light metals and alloys. Applications and case studies are biased towards the automotive and aerospace industry.

Advanced Ceramics

This unit covers six topics in inorganic and functional materials building on earlier course. Topics are thin/thick film and bulk electroceramic materials, devices and applications. Coverage will focus on materials processing, industrial application requirements and state of the art assessment of materials development strategies.

Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology

The aims of this module are to develop:

  • An understanding of the structure of the atomic nucleus and radioactive decay processes
  • An holistic understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle
  • An understanding of the nuclear reactor systems and power generation
  • An understanding of materials design and performance parameters for nuclear applications.

This unit is designed to introduce key principles of nuclear science, engineering and technology, in the context of applications, including:

  • Energy from nuclear reactions;
  • Diagnostics and therapy in medicine;
  • Radioactive waste treatment and disposal;
  • Nuclear defence and non-proliferation;
  • Radiation protection.

These topics will be studied in relation to their socio-economic and environmental impact. The module will be taught primarily through lectures and inquiry based case studies, with contribution from external experts.


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 25%
Independent study 50%
Placement 25%

Assessment
Exams/tests 51%
Coursework 40%
Practical 9%
Department

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The Diamond building

Materials is an extremely important area of technology as any physical thing that is made has to be created from materials. Frequently the properties those materials can achieve are what controls the performance. Materials Scientists understand why materials have certain properties and research new materials with better performance to help produce and use these materials in real products, large and small.

We strive to make your university experience unforgettable. From access to our cutting edge, multidisciplinary engineering laboratories to direct contact with our industrial partners, we provide a wealth of opportunities to support your skill development which will help with whatever you choose to do after graduating.

You'll learn from case studies and carry out design projects, a research project, group industrial projects and laboratory work. These projects help to develop your creativity and confidence.

Taught in our brand new engineering building, The Diamond (pictured), you'll have access to our dedicated state-of-the-art materials laboratories, as well other cutting-edge multidisciplinary engineering laboratories including a clean room and biomaterials and light structure laboratories.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering website

Careers

What our graduates do

A career in materials science and engineering can take many forms, and can take you into the technical or business area you want, in the part of the world where you want to work.

Our graduates are in demand and well paid. They work for international companies in a variety of industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, construction, sports and energy. They work in areas ranging from research and development to process engineering. Employers include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Pilkington, Sheffield Forgemasters, Morgan Ceramics and Jaguar Land Rover.

Student profile

Student profile


"The lecturers here are fantastic. There's a whole range of people. Each one is friendly and approachable, they're all great teachers. It's great to have somebody interesting teaching your course. Here, they definitely are."

Adam Jones
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Further information

Accreditation
All our courses are fully accredited by the IOM3, meaning they count towards later professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

BEng or MEng?
The first and second years of all our courses have similar content. At the end of the second year, you'll decide whether to study for a BEng or an MEng. Most of our MEng degrees include a paid, five-month industrial placement in the third year, and all have research and project elements.

Financial assistance
We have a limited number of first year entrance bursaries available to students with high entry qualifications.