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School of Engineering and Materials Science

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 Programme Acredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Materials Science and Engineering

MEng (JM10, sandwich) / MEng (J512) / BSc (J551) / BEng (JM11, sandwich) / BEng (J511)


The Materials Science and Engineering programmes provide a thorough grounding in the physical and chemical structure of materials, the properties of materials, manufacturing processes and design. Academically, the programmes are a bridge between the pure and applied sciences, while vocationally they constitute a training which embraces a plurality of disciplines and is in demand throughout industry and business.

These programmes cover all materials: metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites at a variety of length scales including macro, micro and nano. This is essential for students who wish to work in multi-disciplinary engineering sectors such as automotive or aerospace manufacture, where optimisation of material selection is critical.

We offer both a three-year BEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a four-year MEng degree. The MEng includes an additional year of study that involves a group project. Both BEng and MEng degrees can also be studied with a year in industry.

All our Materials Science and Engineering degree programmes are accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, which means students can progress to chartered engineer status (CEng). 

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