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.
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 industry.
WHY MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 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)
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a YEAR IN INDUSTRY (UCAS H502), in the UK or overseas, giving valuable workplace experience as well as a salary that is currently over £15,000 on average. Support and guidance is provided to help secure your placement.
We also offer you the option to spend a YEAR ABROAD (UCAS H510) at a partner university which enriches the degree, giving you a valuable cultural experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.
YOUR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
Our state-of-the-art facilities include world-leading equipment for the characterisation of mechanical properties of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.
We also have an extensive range of laboratories housing scanning electron microscopes with full microanalysis and electron backscatter diffraction capabilities.
Visits to Tata Steel, Timet, Ensinger and Airbus will give you real industrial world insights.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 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