Materials Science and Engineering MEng

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Master
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years
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Materials Science is a synthesis of physics, chemistry, and engineering. It is the building block on which modern industry has and will continue to advance.

This programme provides a thorough grounding in the scientific principles governing the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of all solid materials, and the opportunity to specialise in the study of a particular class of material (metal, ceramic, or polymer) through a choice of options. The extensive (half year) final year project enables you to tackle a topic at the forefront of Materials Science in depth. It will develop further practical and analytical skills. Formal teaching in communication and transferable skills, including bachelorsic management and organisational behaviour, computing and presentation techniques, is given to complement the academic training.

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10 octubre 2016
Manchester
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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Computing
Teaching
English
Design
Materials
University
Project
Industry
Engineering
Team Training
Communication Training
Physics Chemistry
GCSE Physics

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

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Provide a broad and bachelorlanced curriculum in Materials Science and Engineering, meeting the requirements for accreditation with the professional body, in order to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to pursue successful careers in both industrial and research environments.
Provide a teaching environment in which undergraduate students can interact with academic staff at the forefront of research in Materials Science and Engineering, through advanced course units and project work.
Foster subject-specific and transferable skills, including experience of materials processing and characterisation methods, oral and written communication, group work and IT skills.
Provide students with effective academic and pastoral support, to cater for students from a wide range of educational bachelorckgrounds and enable all students to acheive their full potential.
Monitor, review and enhance educational provision to ensure that it remains relevant to the needs of student progression and to current developments in research and industry.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Materials (IOM 3
) and counts as academic training towards the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer
A high staff to student ratio means students receive excellent individual attention and frequent tutorial sessions
A final year research project enables students to gain an in-depth experience of working in a research team conducting a cutting-edge project., providing a grounding for working in R&D or going on to study at PhD level
On-site factilities and equipment that students are both allowed and encouraged to use
The average salary of our graduates 6-months after graduation is in excess of £20,000, which is significantly above the sector value.
The School of Materials has excellent Research ratings
In addition to excellent academic reputations in teaching and research, we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere, and high level of staff-student contact both on a formal and informal bachelorsis.
Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examinations. The subject is by nature practical and this is reflected in the teaching and assessment methods which as well as lectures and exams include:
Laboratories
Problem Classes
Computing Exercises
Team Projects
Case Studies
Essays
Coursework is a key element across all units, with a minimum of 20% coursework bachelorsed assessment for each unit.
The first year begins with the `Introduction to Materials Science' module. This gives an overview of the full range of engineering materials used today and the key principles of Materials Science and Engineering that will be used throughout the course. During this module, a mini-project is undertaken in which students work in collaboration with their tutor and tutor group. This provides an opportunity to get to know both your tutors and fellow tutees right at the start of the course. Other modules in year one, such as `Structure of Materials', `Transforming Materials', and `Origins and Production of Materials', provide an understanding of materials fundamentals that are built on in later years. In addition, modules in essential scientific skills such as computing and analytical methods are also undertaken to give the supporting skills required by Materials Scientists and Engineers. Further modules on the characterization and properties of key engineering material types complete the twelve taught units in year one.
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalMathematics 1G1
MATH19731
10
Mandatory
Mathematics 1G2
MATH19732
10
Mandatory
Physics of Materials
MATS15101
10
Mandatory
Equilibrium Thermodynamics
MATS15201
10
Mandatory
Microstructures of Materials
MATS15301
10
Mandatory
Core Skills
MATS15501
20
Mandatory
Mechanical Behaviour
MATS16102
10
Mandatory
Structure of Solids
MATS16202
10
Mandatory
Functional Properties and Environmental Interactions
MATS16302
10
Mandatory
Materials - Shaping the World
MATS16402
20
Mandatory
Year two builds on the foundations established in the first year by focussing more on the processing, design, selection, and application of different material types in real industrial situations. Modules in year two include `Polymer Materials' and `Processing, Electronic Devices', and `Deformation and Strengthening of Materials'. In addition, two modules in Materials Design and Selection are undertaken. These involve students working to solve a practical design problem by researching and selecting appropriate materials and processing routes to meet a given design challenge. As in year one, twelve modules are undertaken in year two.
Course units for year 2
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalMechanics of Materials
MATS23101
10
Mandatory
Materials Synthesis and Sustainability
MATS23201
10
Mandatory
Phase Transformations and Microstructure Control
MATS23301
10
Mandatory
Materials Processing
MATS23401
10
Mandatory
Deformation Mechanisms
MATS23502
10
Mandatory
Functional Behaviour
MATS23602
10
Mandatory
Design, Management and Team Project
MATS23702
20
Mandatory
Biomaterials & Biological Interactions
MATS23801
10
Optional
Smart & Nano Materials
MATS23901
10
Optional
Engineering Alloys in Service
MATS24102
10
Optional
Performance Polymers, Fibres and Textiles
MATS24112
10
Optional
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Students on the MEng undertake a course similar to final year bachelorchelor students, with additional modules on advanced topics such as Materials Research, an in-depth Design module and high-level transferable skills modules (eg `Organizational Behaviour').
Course units for year 3
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalModelling and Data Tools for Materials Scientists
MATS31101
10
Mandatory
Materials Characterisation and Analytical Techniques
MATS31201
10
Mandatory
Composite Materials
MATS31301
10
Mandatory
Advanced Micromechanics of Engineering Materials
MATS31401
10
Mandatory
Advanced Functional and Low Dimensional Materials
MATS31502
10
Mandatory
Degradation and Structural Integrity
MATS31602
10
Mandatory
Themed Research Project
MATS31702
20
Mandatory
Tissue Engineering
MATS31801
10
Optional
Polymer Synthesis and Characterisation
MATS31901
10
Optional
Thermomechanical Processing
MATS32101
10
Optional
Corrosion Science and Engineering
MATS32201
10
Optional
Structure and Properties of Multiphase Polymer Systems
MATS32402
10
Optional
Metallurgy of Industrial Alloys
MATS32502
10
Optional
Textile Manufacturing Techniques
MATS32602
10
Optional
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In Year four, students on the MEng course undertake a core of eight research level modules on technical topics covering the full range of materials technologies, such as `Light Alloys', `Chemical Processing of Materials', and `Polymer Physics' along with further management modules (eg `Human Resource Management'). Additional optional modules are selected. For students on the full time MEng course, a major research project is undertaken (which is twice the length of the bachelorchelor research project). This enables you to gain an in-depth experience of working in a research team conducting a cutting-edge project. For students interested in higher level study (for example, leading towards a PhD) the research project provides an ideal experience of the research environment and methodologies.
Course units for year 4
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalIndividual Research Project
MATS42101
60
Mandatory
Group Management Project
MATS42302
15
Mandatory
Clinical Applications of Biomaterials
MATS42402
15
Optional
Drug Delivery & Biosensors
MATS42502
15
Optional
Lab to Clinic
MATS42602
15
Optional
Functional Polymers
MATS42702
15
Optional
Polymer Processing
MATS42802
15
Optional
Soft Matter
MATS42902
15
Optional
Metallic Materials for Extreme Environments
MATS43102
15
Optional
Advanced Metals Processing
MATS43202
15
Optional
Corrosion Control in the Process and Power Industries
MATS43502
15
Optional
Corrosion Control in the Oil & Gas Industries
MATS43602
15
Optional
Advanced Textile Manufacturing Techniques
MATS43702
15
Optional
Technical Textiles
MATS43802
15
Optional
Textile Performance Enhancement and Evaluation
MATS43902
15
Optional
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37 points to include 6,6,6, at Higher level to include 2 from Maths, Physics and Chemistry
Grades AAA including two subjects from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. If you are not taking an Advanced Higher in Maths, Grade A at Standard Higher is required
Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual bachelorsis. Contact the University for further information.
The University of Manchester has a rich academic heritage and is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. It also has a long history of welcoming international students and seeks to continue this tradition by admitting excellent students from across the world. Details of country specific entry requirements are available from the University website
or contact us at mailto:jane.m.orourke@manchester.ac.uk
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The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
The University of Manchester welcomes the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas. We look forward to providing guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements when further details on equivalences are published
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Return-to-learn students are those who have had a substantial period away from any formal learning. Often such learners have pursued careers or raised a family. The University understands that students come from many different bachelorckgrounds, with varying qualifications, careers and skills, but they often bring to their studies a high degree of motivation and experience.
The University recognises that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable these learners to demonstrate fully their suitability for their chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions officers will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give such learners equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence meets entry criteria fully the learner will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.
GCSE grade C, IELTS 6.0 with no subtest below 5.5, TOEFL internet bachelorsed test score of 80 with no subtest below 20. Cambridge Proficiency in English Grade C, English for Academic Purposes Grade C, Pearsons Test of English 59 with no subtest below 51.
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Application and selection
Apply through UCAS
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All applicants are invited to attend an Open Day, at which they will have a brief interview. This is an informal interview and no specific preparation needs to be done for it.
For students living overseas, we will arrange a convenient time and date to telephone you (between Monday and Friday, 9am-5pm GMT) to conduct the interview this way, if the costs of attending an Open Day are too high.
If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.
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Careers
Materials Science and Engineering graduates are highly sought after by employers, and all of our graduates either find employment in industry or go on to higher level study at the end of their degree. Careers include research and development, management positions, and technical roles within both large multinationals and smaller businesses. Companies our recent graduates have gone on to work for include Rolls Royce, Airbus, Jaguar, 3M, Alcoa, and Corus. Other graduates choose to apply their technical and analytical skills in fields such as patent law or accountancy. A Materials Science and Engineering degree also provides an ideal springboard for higher level study (eg towards a PhD), and approximately one third of our graduates follow this route.
Careers include research and development roles, management positions and technical sales within large materials manufacturing or end-users. The range of careers include things as diverse as teaching, engineering, consultancy and technical development roles.
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