Materials play a key role in almost every engineering discipline. From the advanced electronic components in your smartphone to the plastic toys, everything we manufacture relies on materials. Materials engineers are the vanguard of discovering the best material solutions for products. From designing the perfect combination of components for an aeroplane wing to developing materials for medical implants they build the foundations for new technology and ground breaking progress.
The BSc Engineering Honours degree programme provides students with the opportunity to learn how the entire materials cycle operates - from mining and refining of raw materials to production and utilization of finished materials and finally to disposal and recycling. The first two years of the programme is designed to develop a foundation in mathematics, basic engineering and sciences. The final two years deliver a more focussed materials related and other advanced topics. Students undergo a compulsory six month industrial training programme split between the end of second and third year of study. The programme develops graduates for careers in the industry, research, academia and management.