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MEngMaterials Science and Engineering (Research)

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Overview

This course will help you prepare for further study after finishing your degrees, for example doctoral research leading to a PhD.

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.

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.

At the end of year two this course separates from the core degree. You’ll then study modules developed for our PhD students and complete two individual research projects (the year four one working in a research group) to build up practical skills with research-level equipment.

The course involves contact with industry in every year. This could mean visits to manufacturing plants, projects with global companies such as Rolls-Royce and summer placements.

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.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Introduction to Materials Chemistry
Introduction to Microstructure, Kinetics and Mechanical Properties of Materials
Mathematics (Materials)
Biomaterials I
Introduction to Materials Properties
Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering
Introduction to the Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Materials
Global Engineering Challenge Week

Optional modules:

Cradle to ?: Materials and the Environment
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanomaterials

Second year

Core modules:

Industrial Materials Processing
Microstructure and Thermodynamics of Materials
Computational Methods with MATLAB
Deformation and Failure of Materials
Functional Materials
Materials Selection and Fracture Mechanics
Mathematics II (Materials)
Structure of Solid Materials
Engineering – You’re Hired

Optional modules:

Biomaterials II
Materials and Energy
Perspectives in Materials Research

Third year

Core modules:

Mini Guided Project
Finance and Law for Engineers
Scientific Writing

Optional modules:

Advanced Ceramics
Analysis Techniques for Materials
Composite Micromechanics and Strong Reinforcing Fibres
Diffusion and Heat Transfer
Failures and Case Study
Introduction to finite element modelling
Materials for Biological Applications
Metals
Nuclear Science, Engineering and Technology
Surface Degradation and Protection

Fourth year

Core modules:

Extended Research Project
Materials Outreach

Optional modules:

Design and Manufacture of Composites
Glasses and Cements
Materials Modelling
Materials for Energy Applications
Metallurgical Processing
Nanostructures and Nano-structuring
Nuclear Waste Immobilisation and Disposal

Career opportunities

They work for international companies in a variety of industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, health care, construction, sports and energy. They work in areas ranging from research and development to process engineering.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States