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BEngMechanical and Materials Engineering

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

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 1 20
Mechanics 1 20
Engineering Mathematics 1 20
Fluid Mech. and Energy Transfer 20
Year 2 compulsory modules

Module Title Credits
Mechanics 2 20
Engineering Mathematics 2 20
Fracture, Fatigue and Degradation 20
Physical Materials Science 20
Space System Engineering and Design 20
Thermodynamics and Fluids 20
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
CFD and FE-based Modelling 20
Space Mission Analysis and Design 20

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