• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The (Hons) Materials Science and Engineering with a Foundation Year programme at Swansea University explores how the properties of matter can be controlled. It includes elements of physics and chemistry, connecting closely with most other areas of engineering.
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Overview

Successful innovation depends on the selection and performance of key materials. From cars, aeroplanes and cruise ships, to sports equipment and musical instruments, the right materials can help to define technological progress. 

The (Hons) Materials Science and Engineering with a Foundation Year programme at Swansea University can lead to any full engineering degree. It is not a qualification in its own right, but the first year of a four-year BEng degree.

This degree will prepare you for a rewarding career across engineering sectors including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, sports, and energy generation.

As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of advanced equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider aerospace industry.

Career

Graduates of Materials Science and Engineering at Swansea are set on course for a range of exciting career opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:

  • Metallurgist
  • Product Development Scientist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer 
  • Patent Examiner
  • Quality Manager
  • Process Development Scientist

Accreditation

  • As a student studying on the foundation year, don’t worry that you will miss out on an accredited engineering degree. You won’t. The courses are accredited by a range of professional institutions. Depending on which course you choose, will depend on which Professional Body accredits your degree.
  • The various examples of accreditation organisations include IET, IMechE, IOM3, IChemE, RAeS.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mechanics
  • Thermofluid Mechanics
  • Development of Key Skills for Engineers
  • Basic Engineering Analysis 
  • Fundamentals of Materials
  • Foundation Chemistry
  • Engineering Science

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate - applicants will be able to meet our requirements from three A-levels or two A-levels and the Skills Challenge Certificate.
  • Extended Project Qualification - applicants predicted grade B or above in EPQ will receive an offer with a one-grade reduction.  e.g., an offer of AAB would become ABB plus EPQ B.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20350 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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