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Materials Science and Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #8 (QS) London, United Kingdom
In this Materials Science and Engineering course from Imperial College London you will investigate the processing, structure, properties and performance of materials, and learn how to apply this knowledge when managing engineering projects in this professionally accredited degree.
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Overview

This Materials Science and Engineering course from Imperial College London focuses on learning about what underpins the foundations of the discipline: processing, structure, properties and performance of materials, with opportunities in the final year to tailor your own studies by choosing optional modules that map onto the Department’s research themes, with access to cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.

Many of the technological advances that have transformed our lives are founded in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Modern life would be impossible without the thousands of manufactured items we use every day, from the clothes we wear, to our phones, cars, computers and the buildings we inhabit, as well as more advanced and life-changing technologies like biomedical devices or satellite communications.

During the first two years you follow a core series of modules that will provide you with a strong base of theoretical principles, and cover the widest possible range of materials, including:

  • biomaterials
  • metals
  • alloys
  • ceramics
  • glasses
  • nanomaterials

Careers

A degree in Materials Science and Engineering can open the door to careers in a wide variety of sectors from chemicals manufacturing and pharmaceuticals to technical management and scientific research and development (R&D). There are lots of emerging sectors to think about too, such as nanotechnology, biomedical materials, high performance textiles and composites.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Power Electronics Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Management Consultant, Deloitte
  • Engineer, Rolls-Royce
  • Research Engineer, SIMTech
  • Materials Scientist, Morgan Advanced Materials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Materials Chemistry and Biology
  • Mechanical Behaviour
  • Microstructure and Properties of Materials
  • Materials Physics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

  • A in Mathematics
  • A in Chemistry or Physics

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 6 in Mathematics at higher level
  • 6 in Chemistry or Physics at higher level
Advanced Placements
  • 5 in Calculus BC
  • 5 in Chemistry or Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) or Physics C (Mechanics)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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