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22650 GBP/year
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About

This Materials Science and Engineering with a Foundation Year (Hons) degree from Swansea University will prepare you for a rewarding career across engineering sectors including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, sports, and energy generation.

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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. 

Materials Science and Engineering explores how the properties of matter can be controlled. It includes elements of physics and chemistry, connecting closely with most other areas of engineering.

The integrated Engineering Foundation Year programme 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.

Career

Graduates of Materials Science and Engineering with a Foundation Year (Hons) degree from Swansea University 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering for People Hackathon
  • Critical Logic
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Resources
  • Engineering Analysis for Materials 
  • Manufacturing Technology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We accept a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds for the Engineering Foundation Year. Each application is considered on a case-by case basis, depending on the educational background and work experience of the applicant.
  • For A level or IB students, our standard offer is BBB - BCC at A level, or 26 at IB.
  • Students studying for BTEC or other vocational qualifications, who might not have the right pre-requisite Mathematical background for Year 1 entry, may also apply for this scheme. BTEC entry requirements for the Foundation Year are DDD, with D in all Mathematics modules.
  • All applicants are also expected to hold minimum B grades at GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics and all sciences, including at least two A grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

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

Funding

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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