Imperial College London has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This degree is professionally accredited by the IOM3 (The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) on behalf of the Engineering Council. As well as your main Imperial degree (MEng), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal School of Mines on completion of this course.
Materials science and engineering are critical for innovation in fields such as healthcare, energy, environmental sustainability and transport. It is an exciting and dynamic subject to be a part of, particularly with new developments like ‘smart materials’, nanotechnology and biomimetics. Our facilities include cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.
This course focuses on understanding the relationship between the fundamental structure and properties of matter, and allows you to specialise in manipulating and developing materials that can stimulate beneficial biological responses from the body. You will learn how to manipulate existing materials and how to develop new and improved ones, with access to cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.
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, polymers, composites and semiconductors. This is reinforced by laboratory work, industrial visits and lectures, as well as tutorials and case studies.
In your third year you will begin to focus on biomaterials, studying cell biology, biocompatibility and biomaterials for hard tissue restoration. You also have the opportunity to build on the BEng with a relevant four-month placement in industry or research.
Your study reaches Master’s level in the final year, when you will take specialist modules in biomaterials for soft tissue restoration, tissue engineering, and artificial organs. You will also complete a substantial research project. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer.
The common structure of the first two years of our Materials degrees means that transfer between courses is usually possible during this time. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
An ATAS certificate is required for all Non-EEA/Swiss nationals who require a visa to study in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
A in Mathematics
A in Physics
A in Chemistry
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, D3||
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 points||
6 in Mathematics at higher level
6 in Physics at higher level
6 in Chemistry at higher level
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/
Additional entry requirements
The aim of this interview is to give the Department the opportunity to discuss your interest in materials and also to give you an opportunity to raise questions about both the course and the College.
During your visit you will be taken on a tour of the Department and the College by current students and you will have an opportunity to meet staff and students at an informal lunch.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92.0||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.
College English Language Entry Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£30,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|