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MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

  • Metallurgy
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAA including two from either Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

Scottish Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers

AA including two from Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

BTEC Diploma

in Engineering plus grade A in A level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Distinction in Further Mathematics required if A Level Mathematics not offered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in Engineering plus A level grade A in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Distinction in Further Mathematics required if A Level Mathematics not offered.

International Baccalaureate

6 points in two from Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry at higher level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description


Year 1: Introduction to materials chemistry; introduction to microstructure, kinetics and mechanical properties of materials; mathematics (materials); biomaterials i; introduction to materials properties; introduction to structural materials engineering; introduction to the mechanics and thermodynamics of materials; global engineering challenge week. Year 2: Industrial materials processing; microstructure and thermodynamics of materials; computational methods with matlab; deformation and failure of materials; functional materials; materials selection and fracture mechanics; mathematics 2 (materials); structure of solid materials; engineering - you're hired. Year 3: Industrial placement: part 1; advanced materials manufacturing: part i; engineering alloys; industrial training programme (itp), project 1: nuclear materials; industrial training programme (itp), project 2: amorphous materials; advanced ceramics; diffusion and heat transfer; introduction to finite element modelling; surface degradation and protection. Year 4: Research project and literature review; industrial training programme (itp), project 3: aerospace materials; advanced materials manufacturing: part ii; industrial training programme (itp), project 4: metals processing; metallurgical processing; industrial placement: part 2.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


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Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
27% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
432 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. Speak to subject tutors on an open day to find out what previous graduates typically go on to do.
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