Metal styluses of different lengths and sizes all angled towards a single point.

Materials Engineers are at the forefront of discovering and developing the best material solutions for products.

You will learn to design and understand the optimised material requirements for new products along with developing new materials, to meet the demands of modern technology.

Our graduates from this Materials Science degree find a wide range of employment opportunities focused around metallurgical industries, such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical and sustainable development fields.

Module Topics


  • Engineering Science 1 | 20 credits
  • Physical Science for Materials | 20 credits
  • Engineering Mathematics | 20 credits
  • Engineering Design | 20 credits
  • Materials & Introduction to Processing | 20 credits
  • Engineering Applications & Study Skills | 20 credits 


  • Group Project | 20 credits
  • Management Innovation & Sustainability | 20 credits
  • Manufacturing Design and Technology | 20 credits
  • Six Sigma Green Belt | 20 credits
  • Materials in Service | 20 credits
  • Structure & Properties of Materials | 20 credits


  • Independent Project | 40 credits
  • Manufacturing Systems and Simulation | 20 credits
  • Metallurgy of Non Ferrous Alloys | 20 credits
  • Welding Engineering | 20 credits
  • Metallurgy of Steel | 20 credits


Students are taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical sessions. Assessment of progress is made through assignments, exams and individual projects.

One of the main parts of the final year will be the final year project. This is a work-based project that will allow students to use the knowledge built up through the course to solve a genuine workplace-engineering problem.

If this is the course for you or if you require further information regarding the course, go to register your interest and a member of the apprenticeship unit will be in touch.