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Year of Entry 2021/22
BEng (Honours)

Materials Engineering (2 year top-up)

Part-time Engineering

Convert your existing qualifications into an accredited Materials Engineering degree and enhance your career prospects.

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What is the fee? Home: £4,625 per year
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2021

Course summary

  • build on your existing qualifications and gain the necessary critical analysis skills in Materials Engineering
  • take advantage of our relationships with industries to ensure your studies are relevant to your future career
  • benefit from lecturers who conduct research and consultancy for industry, keeping your lectures and seminars up to date and giving you the latest knowledge in your subject.

The course gives you the knowledge and skills to tackle engineering challenges in areas such as microstructural engineering of materials, fracture, degradation and evaluation, composite materials, and materials processing and manufacture.

We also offer a degree apprenticeship course in a similar field - BEng Materials Technology. 


How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Learn about the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials used in industry, including the development of new or improved materials and advanced processing methods. Then gain a practical understanding of the critical links between the design, development and realisation of new products, processes and structures through testing and analysis in the lab. All of your studies are based around our excellent materials testing and analysis facilities.

You learn through

  • coursework
  • examinations
  • presentations
  • project work
  • group, self and peer assessment
  • case studies

Course leaders and tutors

Iasmi Sterianou
Iasmi Sterianou
Senior Lecturer in Materials Engineering

Dr Iasmi Sterianou joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Materials Engineering

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

We make sure your studies are relevant to your future career through our longstanding relationships with industries, nationally and internationally. We work with these partners to ensure that course content meets current and specific industrial needs.


Our links and partnerships include major organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, Network Rail, Siemens, BAE Systems, AMEC and many others

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in energy industries including oil, nuclear, wind, wave and solar aerospace industries electronics industries defence advanced manufacturing.


This course is accredited by the Institute of Material, Minerals and Mining Engineers (IOM3) for the purposes of meeting the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer with further learning, and partially meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer, with accredited prior qualification.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • materials testing and analysis facilities

Entry requirements

All students

Candidates must possess FdEng Materials Engineering OR A qualification which is deemed to be equivalent to the above.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Composite Materials Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fracture, Degradation And Evaluation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Materials Processing And Manufacture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Microstructural Engineering Of Materials Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF, 278.5KB)

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