Materials Engineering courses are designed to provide the student with a knowledge of the principles involved in relating the mechanical and physical properties of materials to their structure and constitution.
Emphasis is given to the way in which structures may be controlled to allow the development of industrial materials, based upon advanced design criteria.
The origins of specific physical and mechanical properties will be traced to the variables involved in the process of manufacture.
The undergraduate Materials Engineering courses may be taken by students in the BSc Engineering programmes, and by students in some BSc programmes. Consult your student advisor.
Postgraduate degree programmes are offered to graduates with BSc and BSc(Eng) degrees.
BSc(Hons) in Materials Science
- One year intensive training in Materials Science
- Open to BSc graduates with three-year degree in Chemistry, Physics or Geology
- Must have completed BSc in minimum time
- The structured programme of 148 credits of coursework includes a laboratory project
The curriculum for the Materials Science honours programme:
|MEC4096Z||Manufacture & properties of Composites||12|
|MEC4097Z||Manufacture & properties of Ceramics||8|
|MEC4098Z||Manufacture & properties of Metallics||16|
|MEC4100Z||Manufacture & properties of Polymers||12|
|MEC4XXXF||Advanced experimental methods||16|
|Total of 104 core credits|
|MEC3060F||Materials under stress||8|
|Total of 44 elective credits|
|MEC5070W||By research and dissertation||180|
|MEC6004W||By research and thesis|