Successful innovation depends on the selection and performance of key materials. From cars, aeroplanes and cruise ships, to sports equipment and musical instruments, the right materials can help to define technological progress.
Materials Science and Engineering explores how the properties of matter can be controlled. It includes elements of physics and chemistry, connecting closely with most other areas of engineering.
The integrated Engineering Foundation Year programme can lead to any full engineering degree. It is not a qualification in its own right, but the first year of a four-year BEng degree.
This degree will prepare you for a rewarding career across engineering sectors including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, sports, and energy generation.
As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of advanced equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider aerospace industry.
WHY MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
Engineering at Swansea University has a strong reputation and attracts students from across the world.
Materials Science and Engineering at Swansea is ranked 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2019)
Within six months of graduating, 97% of Materials Science and Engineering graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduate DLHE)
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in industry for a year.
A selection of optional modules are offered in the later years of study, helping to closely align the degree with your interests.
YOUR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
As all Engineering Foundation Year students study all the same modules, there is a good rapport amongst students which creates a friendly and supportive study atmosphere.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates of Materials Science and Engineering at Swansea are set on course for a range of exciting career opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:
Product Development Scientist
Manufacturing Systems Engineer
Process Development Scientist