Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Materials Science and Engineering

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Course summary

Material Science and Engineering is at the heart of many of the more well know engineering, science, and design subjects. Everything is made of something by something and therefore materials are involved. Material science explores how the structure of a material at the micro, or even atomic scale can influence the final properties of product or component and how materials respond to external influences such as mechanical loading or environment. A degree in Materials will provide you with a huge range of career options across multiple sectors. Our graduates are enjoying roles in renewable energy, developing new solar cells and wind turbines, they are protecting our cars from degradation and improving fuel efficiency through the development of lightweight materials. A number of graduates have pursued a career with top aerospace companies where their skills in materials properties and failure analysis are invaluable when pushing jet engines to the limits. Materials Science and Engineering at Swansea is ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects ( on track) (Complete University Guide 2022) You will meet representatives from the more than 40 companies, including Rolls Royce, Tata Steel, BASF, NSG Airbus, Timet and GE, who support us through guest lectures, funded placements, PhDs, career guidance as well as providing us advice on what needs to be included in the degree. We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Course details

Modules

Areas studied typically include: Year one: Instrumental and Analytical Chemistry, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Properties of Materials Year two: Computational Materials, Functional and Smart Materials, Mechanical Deformation in Structural Materials, Microstructure Evolution and Control, Modelling and Simulation of Materials, Order and Disorder in Materials, Polymers, Statistical Techniques in Engineering Year three: Ceramics, Composite Materials, Fracture and Fatigue, Metals - Advanced Manufacturing and Protection, Microstructure and Characterisation, Physical Metallurgy of Steels

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Materials, Minerals and Mining, Institute of

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
J500
Institution code:
S93
Campus name:
Bay Campus
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If you are an International Student, please visit our International pages for more information about entry requirements:- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Mathematics C, English Language C.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
40%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
60%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Materials Science and Engineering at Swansea University - UCAS