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MEngMaterials Science and Engineering

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This programme was formerly known as Materials Engineering.

Materials scientists are at the forefront of new technology, pushing forward the boundaries of science and engineering with designers and engineers of every discipline. Research and development produce new materials to meet the demands of modern technology. For instance, metals grown from single crystals for advanced engines are making air travel safer. More durable plastic and glass components for mobile ‘phones, make them thinner and lighter. Team GB won 7 out of 10 golds in cycling at the 2012 Olympics using bicycles made from advanced carbon fibre materials.

Our School and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Materials Processing together make up the largest centre for materials research in the UK. We work on a diverse range of projects in the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, sport and sustainable development fields. Join us, and become part of an academic elite designing a safer, more sustainable and brighter future!

Programme structure

Year 1 compulsory modules
Module Title Credits
Fundamentals of Materials Science 20
Design for Structural Applications 20
Non-crystalline Materials I 20
Design for Functional Applications I 20
Communication and Critical Reasoning 20
Mathematics 20
Year 2 compulsory modules
Module Title Credits
Fracture, Fatigue and Degradation 20
Physical Materials Science 10
Modelling Materials Behaviour 10
Non-crystalline Materials II 10
Design for Functional Applications II 20
Forefront of Materials Science and Engineering 10
Year 3 compulsory modules
Module Title Credits
High-performance Materials and Advanced Manufacturing 20
Advanced Failure Analysis and Characterisation 20
Group project 20
Materials for Challenging Environments 20
Choose 40 credits of optional modules. Example optional modules:
Module Title Credits
Advanced Electronic Materials 10
Advanced Materials in Sports Equipment 10
Biomaterials 10
High Toughness Ceramics 10
Process Metallurgy 10
Year 4 compulsory modules
Module Title Credits
Individual Research Project 40
Forensic Study 20
Materials Modelling 10
Self-sensing Materials 10
Choose 40 credits of optional modules. Example optional modules:

Module Title Credits
Irradiation Materials Science 10
Advanced Polymer Systems 10
Electron Microscopy 10
Nuclear Fuel Cycles, Life Extension and Nuclear Waste 10
Surface Engineering 10
Materials for Sustainable Environment Technoology 10

Career opportunities

Career destinations of previous graduates include:

Rolls Royce,
AeroEngine Controls,
Jaguar Land Rover,
BMW Group,
BP,
Tata Steel,
Schlumberger,
Doncasters Limited,
Sandvik,
BAe Systems

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