University of Chester

Materials Science and Engineering University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Where Physics, Chemistry and Engineering combine to develop and exploit the materials technologies of the future.

Materials scientists and engineers develop advanced materials technologies. On this course you will gain a thorough grounding in key chemical, physical, and engineering concepts and their application to modern materials-focused technologies.

The course is based at Thornton Science Park, a unique location that combines a variety of different science and technology-based companies with academic expertise on one site to give unique placement, knowledge exchange and employment opportunities.

Through the diverse nature of materials as a discipline, you will study a variety of topics ranging from fundamental chemistry, physics, mathematics, and characterisation techniques alongside advanced topics such as nanotechnology, composite materials, and modelling skills. You will benefit from access to high quality equipment and laboratories, and enjoy the flexibility to choose from a range of specialist final year modules taught by research-active staff.

Taking advantage of the Faculty’s links with industry, both on and off site, there are opportunities for practical work experience in state-of-the-art materials technologies.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through coursework in the form of laboratory sessions, presentations and reports, plus examinations. Individual modules vary in assessment from 100% coursework to 100% exam, with an overall average of approximately 40% by coursework.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code J500
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC - BCC To include two Science/Engineering subjects, one of which must be Maths, Chemistry or Physics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC (Engineering)
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma (Engineering or Science) to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit. Level 3 units must include Physics units
Scottish Higher BBBB To include Physics, Maths or Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Including 5 in HL Maths and 5 in one further HL Core Science
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 To include Maths, Chemistry or Physics
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM 1080 GLH. Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs. Although not part of the entry requirements, we would recommend that students take mechanics modules as part of their A2 level course.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300