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University of Birmingham

Materials Science & Engineering with Industrial Experience

UCAS Code: J200

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

A level Mathematics and one A level from Physics, Chemistry or Design Technology. You must also pass the practical element of any reformed science A levels which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught from 2015. General Studies not accepted, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer.

Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,6,6 at Higher Level, including Mathematics and either Physics, Design Technology or Chemistry, with a minimum of 32 points overall.

BTEC only considered when combined with other qualifications.

Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.

UCAS Tariff

144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Metallurgy

Materials engineering

Our inspiring Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Experience MEng degree allows you to apply for an industrial placement. A year in industry is an invaluable opportunity to take on a role within a company, and apply the theoretical knowledge of your degree course to real-world issues. science.

If you like solving problems creatively and relish the opportunity to combine science, maths and engineering to understand how the materials that surround us – from bricks to body scanners – behave, and how they can be used and improved to develop new products, then this Materials Science and Engineering MEng degree has been made for you.

You will be taught by lecturers who are global experts in their field. enabling you to gain strong theoretical and practical skills in Materials Science and Engineering. Our leading-edge teaching facilities and laboratories will enhance your learning experience, and your individual final-year project will provide you with vital employability skills that will give you a competitive edge in applications forms, interviews and assessment tests for graduate jobs.

The industrial experience takes the form of an entire year in industry between year 2 and year 3. You will be helped by us to find suitable internships, and assisted and mentored by academic members of staff throughout your year in industry.

At Birmingham, our staff and students work on a diverse range of research areas in the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, sport and sustainable development fields. As a student of Materials Science and Engineering at Birmingham, you will get a front-row seat to the latest developments in the field.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Birmingham

Department:

School of Metallurgy and Materials

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Metallurgy
79%
med
Materials engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Materials technology

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Materials technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
68%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Engineering professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in other services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

You don't really get a lot of students studying metallurgy for a first degree — it's more common for postgraduate study, especially doctorates, as a lot of it is extremely specialised - so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Demand for metallurgists is likely to be highest in metal-based industries including mining, aviation and car manufacturing, and also in the power generation industries. Speak to subject tutors on an open day to find out what previous graduates typically go on to do.

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