B.Eng. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering (Hons)

Loughborough University

36 months
25700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Materials Science and Engineering (Hons) degree from Loughborough University will give you the opportunity to explore and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the scientific, engineering and design aspects of materials, their structure, properties, processing, in-service behaviour and environmental impact.


At Loughborough University, the Materials Science and Engineering (Hons) degree will take you from the fundamental science and engineering of materials, to the cutting-edge of the subject. During your time with us, you will have access to our state-of-the-art experimental labs to complement your lectures and will be taught by world-leading academics whose influence extends outside of the lecture theatre. In year three, students will complete a research project on a specific topic of interest supervised by a member of academic staff, potentially in collaboration with an industrial partner.

The degree prepares our students for careers in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, energy and sustainability, consumer goods, sports, and defence, and our graduates go on to work in large and small companies in the UK and internationally. Some remain in the Higher Education sector to continue their research into Materials Engineering.

Your future career

  • The graduates are keenly sought after by high profile engineering companies who know from past experience that Loughborough graduates are enthusiastic and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive contribution to their organisation.
  • The Materials Science and Engineering course will give you a diverse and varied set of skills that are applicable to a variety of career paths. This includes project management, teamwork, leadership, business acumen and people management, as well as technical expertise, setting you up for a successful future.
  • The Materials Science and Engineering course prepares you for a wide range of careers, either as a materials specialist, who are in short supply in industry, or as a high-quality engineering graduate, flexible across a wide range of industries and job roles. The course also contains a proportion of management modules and develops your transferable skills to enable you to fit in well in the workplace and quickly build a career.


Our courses are accredited by IOM3 providing a route to Chartered Engineer status following graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Experimentation and Practical Skills
  • Thermodynamics and its Applications
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Materials Applications and Engineering Design
  • Plant Engineering
  • Functional Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-Level: ABB including two from Maths, Physics and Chemistry
  • IB: 34 (6,5,5 HL) including any two of Maths, Chemistry or Physics at HL
  • BTEC: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM with Distinctions in all Maths units
  • GCSE: GCSE Maths Grade 4/C
  • We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, alongside well-established International Foundation Programmes. For further information about acceptable qualifications visit our international webpages for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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