BEng in Materials Science and Engineering - UCAS JF52

BEng in Materials Science and Engineering - UCAS: JF52 - 3 Years

Course information


Course Structure

A degree in Materials Science and Engineering can lead to a wide variety of career options. You could look forward to a career in research, innovation or technical management. Like many of our graduates, you could expect to rise rapidly to a senior executive position.

All our undergraduate degrees share the same first two years, covering the production, structure and properties of engineering materials. The basic principles are taught in increasing depth throughout these two years and are reinforced by:

  • laboratory work
  • industrial visits
  • lectures
  • tutorials and case studies.

The first two years provide a strong base of theoretical principles and cover a wide range of materials, including: Metals and Alloys, Ceramics, Glasses, Polymers, Biomaterials, Composites and Semiconductors.


departmental provision

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study which have to be budgeted for in addition to tuition fees and living expenses. This section provides examples of these and it is possible that all, or some, of these will be relevant to you.

Please note that the cost figures given are based on what such costs were in previous academic years and these are likely to change year to year. However, it is useful for you to be aware of the types of things you may have to pay for and their cost in previous years.

This section details whether the additional costs are essential or optional. Essential costs are highlighted as costs that you will need to pay to fully participate and complete your studies. Optional costs are not essential to your studies and you will be free to opt out of these.

DescriptionMandatory/optionalGuide to cost
Laboratory equipment (books and materials) Mandatory Provided
Laptop computer Mandatory £100 (refundable)
Personal Protective Equipment (goggles and lab coat) Mandatory Provided
Software (specific programs required for coursework) Mandatory Provided
Please review the information below for more details on the costs listed in the table
Summary

 

Laboratory equipment

You are provided with laboratory books and materials (such as experiment samples) for your practical classes.

Laptop computer

You will need a laptop for some classes and coursework. The laptop must meet a minimum specification. For the 2017–18 academic year this was:

  • Windows 10 capable
  • Intel i5/i7 6th/7th generation processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD HDD

The Department of Materials has a number of laptops available for loan for the duration of your course. A deposit of £100 is required, refundable when you return the laptop at the end of your course. You will have the chance to indicate whether you wish to take part in the laptop loan scheme when contacted by the Department in the September before you start your course.

If you choose to borrow a laptop, you will be sent an invoice for the deposit amount which is payable online before the start of term. A variety of payment methods are available.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wearing personal protective equipment is compulsory for some activities on this course. Where this applies, the Department of Materials will provide you with the necessary PPE free of charge to ensure you can undertake lab work safely. This includes:

  • Goggles
  • Lab coat

Software

You are provided free computer software, which is required to complete coursework, including:

  • MATLAB
  • Office 365
  • Solid Works

 

Course Specifications

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2019/20
A-LevelsInternational Baccalaureate (IB)Scottish Advanced HighersUS Advanced Placement (AP)
 

Minimum offer:
A A A in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Typical offer:
A* A A in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Typical offer:
38 points overall with 6 at Higher Level
in all of Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
Typical offer:
AAA in Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Typical offer:
Our minimum requirement grades 5, 5, 5, 5 to include:

  • 5 in Calculus BC
  • 5 Chemistry
  • 5 Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) and 5 Physics C (Mechanics)

SATs or ACT standardised tests are not required

Summary of the table's contents

We also require an English language qualification, for example:

  • at least a B grade at GCSE
  • or 6.5 at IELTS
  • or 5 out of 7 at subsidiary level IB.

For more information about standard English language requirements

Modules

The curriculum for all the undergraduate courses in the Department of Materials is currently under review for 2019/20 entry. As a result, we cannot provide a list of modules, at present. Below,  some information of what can expect from our degrees. Information about the modules for 2019/20 will be published here as soon as they become available.

For applicants starting in 2018, please use this list of BEng Materials Science and Engineering modules for 2018 entry

Core Material Years 1-3 (BEng/ MEng)Options and project work in the 3rd Year (BEng and MEng)

You will learn the fundamental science of materials. Through exploration of a series of materials challenges. These include ideas of structure and bonding as well as thermodynamic and kinetic principles that underpin nano- and micro-structure formation in all materials.

Electromagnetism and quantum mechanical ideas are equally foundational. You will come to understand the instrumental approaches that we can use to measure and image materials, from electron microscope to mechanical testing. Your learning in Materials will be underpinned by a programme of mathematics and computational work, and by learning how to draw information from the scientific literature. Finally, you will learn the principles that are common to most engineering disciplines: basic mechanics, technical drawing and an introduction to
business.

Experimental work is a core part of the programme. You will first complete a series of tutorial labs that introduce foundational ideas and key instrumental techniques in a practical setting. You will then move on to perform more extended laboratory work, including a case study project that analyses the materials found in a consumer project using cutting-edge techniques including electron microscopy, X-ray scattering and chemical spectroscopy.
In addition to core material, your third year will enable you to choose from options courses from across the full range of the Department’s research themes: bio- and soft materials, ceramics and composites, engineering alloys, functional materials, nanotechnology, and theory and simulation of materials.

These focused courses reflect the Department’s expertise and bring you towards the cutting edge of your chosen fields. 
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Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships


Use our Search Tool to see which scholarships and awards you may be eligible for

Information for offer holders

Congratulations on your offer to study with us in the Department of Materials. We look forward to meeting you in October.

Please see below what you will need to do before joining us in October.

ATAS Certificate

Submitting Official Documents

 

If you are an international (from outside the EU) applicant to an MEng degree you will need to apply for a ‘ATAS Certificate’:

PLEASE NOTE: ATAS is only valid for 6 months and must be valid at the start of the course. We advise that you do not submit your ATAS application before April.

 

Documents including your official A-Level certificates (or secondary leaving certificate equivalent), English Language Certificates and ATAS Certificate must be sent by post, directly to the Imperial College London Registry Team. 

Please e-mail engineering.admissions@imperial.ac.uk to obtain the postal address .


PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must send their official documents to the Imperial College London Registry Team to be verified, NOT the Department of Materials.

 
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BEng in Materials with Management - UCAS J5N2

BEng Materials with Management - UCAS: J5N2 - 3 Years

Course Information

BEng Materials with Management - UCAS: J5N2 - 3 Years

Course Structure

The undergraduate degree courses in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial contain a strong core of applied Physics and Chemistry. Teaching focuses on applied science, with a grounding in theory and a great emphasis on practical work. You’ll be expected to take part in challenging experiments with advanced equipment. The degree deals with the fundamentals of matter, both its structure and its properties. You’ll learn how to manipulate existing materials and how to develop new and improved ones. You will also study engineering and business skills to help you take the first steps into industry.

In your first two years you’ll study a range of core topics, including business studies, through lectures, feedback sessions, classwork, seminars, case studies and lab work. Tutorials will be given by staff members who are experts in particular fields and you’ll be encouraged to take part in informal technical discussions, and to integrate subjects from different lecture courses.

In your third year, you will also be offered a wide range of options to choose from. You can select from the eight options spanning the research of interests of the academic staff in the department, as well as a range of courses in Management or Humanities.


departmental provision

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study which have to be budgeted for in addition to tuition fees and living expenses. This section provides examples of these and it is possible that all, or some, of these will be relevant to you.

Please note that the cost figures given are based on what such costs were in previous academic years and these are likely to change year to year. However, it is useful for you to be aware of the types of things you may have to pay for and their cost in previous years.

This section details whether the additional costs are essential or optional. Essential costs are highlighted as costs that you will need to pay to fully participate and complete your studies. Optional costs are not essential to your studies and you will be free to opt out of these.

DescriptionMandatory/optionalGuide to cost
Laboratory equipment (books and materials) Mandatory Provided
Laptop computer Mandatory £100 (refundable)
Personal Protective Equipment (goggles and lab coat) Mandatory Provided
Software (specific programs required for coursework) Mandatory Provided
Please review the information below for more details on the costs listed in the table
Summary

 

Laboratory equipment

You are provided with laboratory books and materials (such as experiment samples) for your practical classes.

Laptop computer

You will need a laptop for some classes and coursework. The laptop must meet a minimum specification. For the 2017–18 academic year this was:

      • Windows 10 capable
      • Intel i5/i7 6th/7th generation processor
      • 8GB RAM
      • 256 GB SSD HDD

The Department of Materials has a number of laptops available for loan for the duration of your course. A deposit of £100 is required, refundable when you return the laptop at the end of your course. You will have the chance to indicate whether you wish to take part in the laptop loan scheme when contacted by the Department in the September before you start your course.

If you choose to borrow a laptop, you will be sent an invoice for the deposit amount which is payable online before the start of term. A variety of payment methods are available.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wearing personal protective equipment is compulsory for some activities on this course. Where this applies, the Department of Materials will provide you with the necessary PPE free of charge to ensure you can undertake lab work safely. This includes:

      • Goggles
      • Lab coat

Software

You are provided free computer software, which is required to complete coursework, including:

      • MATLAB
      • Office 365
      • Solid Works

 

Course Specification

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2019/20
A-LevelsInternational Baccalaureate (IB)Scottish Advanced HighersUS Advanced Placement (AP)
 

Minimum offer:
A A A in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Typical offer:
A* A A in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Typical offer:
38 points overall with 6 at Higher Level
in all of Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
Typical offer:
AAA in Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Typical offer:
Our minimum requirement grades 5, 5, 5, 5 to include:

  • 5 in Calculus BC
  • 5 Chemistry
  • 5 Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism) and 5 Physics C (Mechanics)

SATs or ACT standardised tests are not required

Summary of the table's contents

We also require an English language qualification, for example:

  • at least a B grade at GCSE
  • or 6.5 at IELTS
  • or 5 out of 7 at subsidiary level IB.

For more information about standard English language requirements

Modules

The curriculum for all the undergraduate courses in the Department of Materials is currently under review for 2019/20 entry. As a result, we cannot provide a list of modules, at present. Below,  some information of what can expect from our degrees. Information about the modules for 2019/20 will be published here as soon as they become available.

For applicants starting in 2018, please use this list of BEng Materials with Management modules for 2018 entry

Core Material Years 1-3 (BEng/ MEng)Options and project work in the 3rd Year (BEng and MEng)

You will learn the fundamental science of materials. Through exploration of a series of materials challenges. These include ideas of structure and bonding as well as thermodynamic and kinetic principles that underpin nano- and micro-structure formation in all materials.

Electromagnetism and quantum mechanical ideas are equally foundational. You will come to understand the instrumental approaches that we can use to measure and image materials, from electron microscope to mechanical testing. Your learning in Materials will be underpinned by a programme of mathematics and computational work, and by learning how to draw information from the scientific literature. Finally, you will learn the principles that are common to most engineering disciplines: basic mechanics, technical drawing and an introduction to
business.

Experimental work is a core part of the programme. You will first complete a series of tutorial labs that introduce foundational ideas and key instrumental techniques in a practical setting. You will then move on to perform more extended laboratory work, including a case study project that analyses the materials found in a consumer project using cutting-edge techniques including electron microscopy, X-ray scattering and chemical spectroscopy.
In addition to core material, your third year will enable you to choose from options courses from across the full range of the Department’s research themes: bio- and soft materials, ceramics and composites, engineering alloys, functional materials, nanotechnology, and theory and simulation of materials. These focused courses reflect the Department’s expertise and bring you towards the cutting edge of your chosen fields.

Students on the BEng in Materials with Management will follow a modified programme with required courses from the Imperial College Business School supplementing the Materials part of the degree; the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and Nuclear Materials options also have their own discipline-specific requirements.

Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships


Use our Search Tool to see which scholarships and awards you may be eligible for

Information for offer holders

Congratulations on your offer to study with us in the Department of Materials. We look forward to meeting you in October.

Please see below what you will need to do before joining us in October.

ATAS Certificate

Submitting Official Documents

 

If you are an international (from outside the EU) applicant to an MEng degree you will need to apply for a ‘ATAS Certificate’:

PLEASE NOTE: ATAS is only valid for 6 months and must be valid at the start of the course. We advise that you do not submit your ATAS application before April.

 

Documents including your official A-Level certificates (or secondary leaving certificate equivalent), English Language Certificates and ATAS Certificate must be sent by post, directly to the Imperial College London Registry Team. 

Please e-mail engineering.admissions@imperial.ac.uk to obtain the postal address .


PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must send their official documents to the Imperial College London Registry Team to be verified, NOT the Department of Materials.

 
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