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Year of Entry 2019/20
MEng

Materials Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Design novel materials with improved performance to meet emerging and future engineering challenges.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 / 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? J500
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Attain a Masters in engineering qualification on this industry-recognised and well-connected course
  • Learn about traditional and advanced materials and how to analyse, design and select them
  • Apply for a paid placement year and take advantage of our superb links within the sector
  • Benefit from specialist tutelage in our superb Materials and Engineering Research Institute.

Gain a deep understanding of materials and their uses, and graduate with specialist expertise and excellent qualifications. Study in an area with a significant shortage of graduates, and enter a buoyant employment market


Student view

Watch student Katrina Love talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch lecturer Steve Magowan talk about this course.

You consider the uses of materials in industry, and how they are developed and processed. You'll think about design, development and realisation of new products - tackling contemporary engineering challenges. You undertake placements and practical projects as well as theoretical modules, attaining a well-rounded knowledge that is both personally useful and attractive to employers.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory sessions
  • practical, activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work
  • acting as a mentor for other students
  • an extended final year projec

Course leaders and tutors

Evangelos Kordatos
Evangelos Kordatos
Senior Lecturer in Materials Engineering

Evangelos is a Lecturer in Materials Engineering

Applied learning

Work placements

At the end of year two or three, you have the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the class with a one-year paid work placement in industry. An engineering placement offers a wealth of work, course, skill, personal and employability related benefits. On placement students are supported by the Placements and Employability Team and are allocated a Visiting Tutor who will normally visit the student at their place of work.

Our dedicated placement team supports you through the process and has contacts with over 2,000 national and international placement providers. Students typically earn between £12,000 and £16,000 a year. Our links and partnerships include major organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, Network Rail, Siemens, BAE Systems, AMEC and Morgan Advanced Materials.

Live projects

Alongside their teaching, our lecturers conduct research and consultancy for industry, in our Materials and Engineering Research Institute, one of the best in the UK for engineering research. This keeps your lectures and seminars up to date, giving you the latest knowledge in your subject.

Networking opportunities

There are opportunities to get involved with a number of student engineering societies, including our Materials Society. We also encourage you to become a member of a professional body, such as the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3). The IOM3 can help with career planning, building of engineering knowledge, and have a wealth of resources including scholarships and awards.


Future careers

There is a significant shortage of qualified materials engineering graduates in the UK. Successfully completing this course will enable you to enter a buoyant employment market where good graduates can command high salaries.

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.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

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

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

During this course, you use all of the industry standard tools and equipment needed to ensure that you're ready for industry. You have access to a wide range of hardware and equipment, including computer-aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, and analysis software such as Fluent, Abacus and Matlab.

Other specialist facilities include

  • advanced materials characterisation equipment
  • a structural integrity laboratory
  • a materials testing laboratory
  • manufacturing workshops
  • rapid prototyping equipment
  • a robotics and automation laboratory

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 128

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications to include mathematics and at least one other science subject. For example:

  • ABB at A Level including relevant subjects.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Foundation - pass from the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Materials And Manufacturing Engineering Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Materials Science Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mechanical Engineering Design And Cad Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Chemical And Thermodynamic Properties Of Materials Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Engineering Ceramics And Polymers Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Engineering Metallurgy Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Failure Investigation With Materials And Process Selection Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths For Materials And Design Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Composite Materials Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fracture, Degradation And Evaluation Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Materials Processing And Manufacture Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Microstructural Engineering Of Materials Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Investigatory Techniques For Materials Engineers Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Advanced Metallic Materials Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Competitive Materials Technology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Management Of Strategy Change And Innovation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Meng Group Project Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Competitive Design For Manufacture Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainability, Energy And Environmental Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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.

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