These programmes provide a thorough grounding in the physical and chemical structure of materials, the properties of materials, manufacturing processes and design. Academically, the programmes are a bridge between the pure and applied sciences, while vocationally they constitute a training which embraces the variety of skills in demand throughout industry and business. These programmes cover all materials: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. This is essential if you wish to work in multi'disciplinary engineering sectors such as automotive or aerospace manufacture, where optimisation of material selection is critical.
Year 1: Mathematics; properties of matter; engineering materials; mechanics; polymers; chemistry; functional materials. Year 2: Thermodynamics; deformation; financial management; corrosion; structural characterisation; graphics communication, design and manufacturing; quantum physics; composites; mathematics. Year 3: Failure of solids; manufacturing; materials selection in design; solid state physics; composites; group project; elective; phase transformations. Year 4: Advanced ceramics; advanced topics in materials; individual research project.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
- European Baccalaureate 80%
- International Baccalaureate 36
- GCE A-level AAA
- SQA Higher
- SQA Advanced Higher AAA
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade