The development of new and improved materials is at the heart of a huge range of technologies, from the objects we use every day, such as food packaging, to novel batteries and fuel cells to power electric vehicles, through to more advanced materials for biomedical applications, such as implants. Our Materials Science and Engineering degree 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, our course 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. Our 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. What's the difference between MEng and BEng? The first two years of a BEng or MEng share the same content, format and structure, with a good mix of theory, application and practical content from day one. The MEng differs from the BEng course in the third and fourth years by offering the opportunity to study technical and management topics at a more advanced level. It is possible to transfer from a BEng to an MEng from the start of the course up to the end of the second year, providing that the transfer progression criteria have been met.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. This will vary from module to module, but overall the approximate ratio is 60/40 exams/coursework. Modules containing design-orientated work, individual and group projects are also assessed by oral presentation and, in some cases, poster presentation.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|