Materials Science and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor
University: The University of Manchester , Faculty: School of Materials
City: Manchester , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Engeneering & Technology
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Materials Science is a synthesis of physics, chemistry, and engineering. It is the building block on which modern industry has and will continue to advance. No other subject has epochs of history named after it (Iron Age, Bronze Age, and now the Silicon Age).

    The first two years of this programme are designed to provide a thorough grounding in the scientific principles governing the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of all solid materials.

    In particular we develop the understanding of how the structure of a material, from the nano- to the macro-scale, governs its behaviour and we introduce the techniques and methodologies to characterise that structure. The control of that structure through processing is also a key topic.

    In addition, the role of the engineer in designing with and selection of materials is outlined.

    In Year 3 we offer advanced topics along with the opportunity to specialise in the study of a particular class of material (metal, ceramic, or polymer) through choice of options.

    An extensive final year project enables you to develop further practical and analytical skills.
    Formal teaching in communication and transferable skills, including computing and presentation techniques, is given to complement the academic training.


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