Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

Course Modules

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
4 years
Distance Learning
MEng (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Distance Learning
MEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 36
  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade